Is Hideo Kojima Just “On Vacation”?

Fans of the Metal Gear Solid series were highly disappointed when word got out that the driving force behind the series, Hideo Kojima, would be leaving Konami Studios. But was that really what happened?

The change came to no surprise as subtle hints had been given leading up to the release of Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain (i.e. Hideo Kojima’s name being absent from the art box of MGS V). In light of an article that was released by a Japanese publication, Tokyo Sports, Hideo Kojima is simply on “vacation” from Konami Studios.

metal-gear-solid-v-box-art-black

The publication states that a Spokesperson from Konami came out to deny these rumors and confirm that Hideo Kojima is still in fact an employee at Konami. Kojima, like many others in the gaming industry, is taking a long and well deserved “vacation.”

With the completion of Metal Gear Solid V, he and other employees on the development team will be MIA until the next project. Unfortunately, this doesn’t explain why Kojima’s name was removed from the cover of MGSV or why the next game in the franchise isn’t under development yet or the supposed farewell party held for Kojima. It all seems suspicious.Hideo_Kojima_Party_TweetIt has been stated previously in other publications such as The New Yorker and Kotaku that Hideo Kojima is under a non-compete clause that will expire in December. This clause will prevent him from creating a new partnership with another company or from publicly stating that he is no longer with Konami. If this is true then it would explain why there is an air of mystery when it comes to the future of Kojima’s career. Only time will tell if the beloved director of the Metal Gear franchise will be setting off on his own to create new projects or whether he will be sticking it out with Konami.

Do you believe the evidence is strong enough that Hideo Kojima is no longer with Konami? Let me know what you guys think in the comments below!

Share this article:

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on tumblr
Tumblr
Share on email
Email
Share on whatsapp
WhatsApp

Recent Posts

Gaming

What is The Future of Xbox Hardware

During the most recent Xbox showcase, they announced three new SKUs of the Xbox Series X|S consoles. While we didn’t get an announcement of a new handheld like many were …

SolForge battle Gaming

A Collectable Card Battler – Let’s Play SolForge Fusion

If you are not familiar, SolForge Fusion is a CCG (Collectable Card Game) created by Richard Garfield (Magic The Gathering) and Justin Gary (Ascension). It started as a physical card …

Gaming News

Gigantic Is Back and You Should Be Playing It!

For those who are not aware, Gigantic was originally released in 2017. It is a third-person MOBA Hero hero shooter originally developed by Motiga and published by Perfect World Entertainment. …

Hardware & Tech

Targus Targets Sustainability and Innovation With Their Ecosmart Line of Products

Most people who have used a PC or had some sort of laptop bag have heard of Targus. They are a well-known name in the PC peripheral space and have …

No Rest for the Wicked Key Art Gaming News

No Rest For The Wicked Launch Trailer

Many people are most familiar with Moon Studios from their games in the Ori universe. Those games are filled with some of the best and most complex platforming mechanics and …

Features

Are Subscription Services Like Xbox’s Game Pass Good for Developers?

People have questioned the benefit of Game Pass since its original release in 2017. Subscription services can have amazing benefits for the consumer but does it negatively impact developers? The …