Hideo Kojima Has Left Konami

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    Hideo Kojima is no longer working at Konami and his studio, Kojima Productions, according to a source speaking with the New Yorker.

    Kojima reportedly parted ways with the company earlier this month, on October 9. The source in question attended a departure ceremony on that day for Kojima, who has worked at Konami for almost three decades.

    The New Yorker report states that Kojima has a non-compete clause that expires in December (which we'd heard previously). The specifics of this aren't clear, but it likely means he'll have to wait until then before being able to sign on with another company.

    In July, the Japanese voice actor for Metal Gear Solid's Snake stated that Kojima Productions no longer existed as a development studio. This came following the cancellation of Silent Hills, a collaboration between Kojima and film director Guillermo del Toro, and the removal of Kojima's name from The Phantom Pain's box art.

    Kojima first came to work at Konami in 1986. It was there that he created the Metal Gear series, which he has helmed since 1987. His other projects have included Snatcher, Policenauts, Boktai, and Zone of the Enders.

    source via gamespot


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