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by Craig Snow , posted on 11 July 2015 / 4,895 Views

According to the Japanese voice actor who plays Snake in the Metal Gear Solid series, Akio Otsuka, Kojima Productions has now been disbanded.

"Kojima Productions was forced to disband, but it appears that the work that the team has been putting their utmost effort into is nearly complete," said Otsuka, as translated by Gematsu.

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Although disappointing this is not all that surprising; it follows months of speculation that Kojima had been fired by Konami amidst an intra-company power struggle.

Kojima Productions was founded in 2005 as a subsidiary of Konami that was led by renowned developer Hideo Kojima. The company has released well over a dozen titles since its inception, including Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, and Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain now looks set to be the studio's final video game. It releases in September.


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16 Comments

Mystro-Sama (on 11 July 2015)

Did Kojima screw all the executive's wives or something?


Ganoncrotch (on 11 July 2015)

From inside an MGS1 cardboard box.


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Mystro-Sama (on 11 July 2015)

That's hawt. :P


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Salnax (on 11 July 2015)

You'd think the executives would be jealous of their wives, not Kojima.


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AbrahamHamdan (on 11 July 2015)

Ok, Sony, your move


Rustuv (on 11 July 2015)

What the fuck is konami even going to do without him?


KLAMarine (on 11 July 2015)

Makes lots and lots of money in mobile.


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Nuvendil (on 11 July 2015)

Go under. Not even kidding, I think it is a possibility. Mobile is not the sunshine and rainbows promised land and Kojima was practically carrying this company.


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mjk45 (on 11 July 2015)

continue to make the majority of their money from their gambling interests


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SanAndreasX (on 11 July 2015)

Honestly, he wasn't carrying the company. Konami makes the vast majority of its money from gambling, health clubs, TCGs, and mobile, and with far less overhead than console video games. Konami is in no danger of going under, but its gaming division is definitely under the microscope.


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asqarkabab (on 11 July 2015)

R.I.P Konami and my beloved mgs :(


ExplodingBlock (on 11 July 2015)

WTF


Ruler (on 11 July 2015)

please Sony buy his team


SirFortesque (on 12 July 2015)

I hope Sony is going to buy them, it sounds good to me.


WolfpackN64 (on 11 July 2015)

I've seen Ensemble dissapear under Microsoft, Maxis under EA and now Kojima Productions under Konami... WTF GAMING INDUSTRY?!!


Michelasso (on 11 July 2015)

SCE Japan Studio should just welcome Kojima with open arms! And a huge salary, sure.


Luke888 (on 11 July 2015)

R.I.P. Metal Gear. Konami will make only Yu-gi-oh games now on since they disbanded Kojima productions :v


Justagamer (on 12 July 2015)

Now that he is gone, maybe the story for the next metal gear won't be so lame. The story in these games is so stupid, so convoluted, I think the series will only go up from here.


AlfredoTurkey (on 11 July 2015)

I sort of left MGS after MGS3, so for me, the end already came. But it's sad to see how all this is coming to and end. I'd rather that team keep making MGS until people stopped buying it.


Libara (on 11 July 2015)

Good move for Konami, the sales probably do not justify the huge dev cost.


SR388 (on 11 July 2015)

I think it is safe to say that Kojima will easily be able to find addition work, if he wants to. My sympathy is with the lower level members of Kojima Production who now need to find a new job.


Nem (on 11 July 2015)

Let's hope the game isnt bugged, otherwise... who is going to make that patch? :P Silly Konami. You signed your death warrant.


jangelelcangry (on 11 July 2015)

Please Don't go to Sony, Microsoft,Nintendo, Microsoft-Valve,Apple-Valve,Linux-valve,Microsoft-EA,Apple-EA, EA, Activision, Apple,Amazon or Google. Be your own 3rd party. Note those company-company examples are on pc in case i get accused of platform bias.