Otsuka: 'Kojima Productions has Disbanded' - NewsCraig Snow , posted on 11 July 2015 / 5,915 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.
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.