Metal Gear Solid creator and legendary videogame developer Hideo Kojima has confirmed that he and Konami’s upper management will be leaving Konami after the completion of their current project, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.
Anonymous inside sources have told Gamespot, that “power stuggles” internally have been the cause of his departure from the company.
Since then, Kojima and Konami have issued a joint statement to diffuse issues surrounding the matter, wherein Kojima has 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!
The fate of the much-hyped Silent Hill reboot (Silent Hills) however, in which Kojima’s name is heavily attached to, along with Walking Dead Star Norman Reedus and famed director Guillermo del Toro, is currently unknown.
Metal Gear Solid V: the Phantom Pain comes out on September 1st, 2015 in North America, Latin America, and Europe, followed by Japan and Asia on Wednesday, September 2nd