Konami issues statement on fate of Hideo Kojima and The Phantom Pain

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The video game world is in shock with reports of Konami and Kojima Productions having a fallout. The insider revealed that there was a power struggle that lead to Konami restricting access to the senior staff at Kojima Productions, ultimately kicking them out once Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is finished.

Now Konami has released an official statement about the current status of Hideo Kojima and The Phantom Pain. Kojima also chimes in saying that he is 100% committed to making the game. Konami also revealed that it will be continuing to make Metal Gear games after The Phantom Pain.

The latest title in the METAL GEAR series, “METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN” (below, “MGSV: TPP”), will be released as planned starting on Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 in North America, Latin America, and Europe, followed by Japan and Asia on Wednesday, September 2nd. Hideo Kojima will remain involved throughout.

Hideo Kojima Stated: I want to reassure fans that I am 100% involved and will continue working on METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN; I’m determined to make it the greatest game I’ve directed to date. Don’t miss it!

In addition, KONAMI will continue to develop and distribute top-quality content in the METAL GEAR series following “MGSV: TPP.” We greatly anticipate and deeply appreciate your ongoing support for METAL GEAR.

As the next step in the series, KONAMI has already resolved to develop new “METAL GEAR”.

Source: Konami

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