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Over Half of Death Stranding Development Team Were Former Konami Employees

Over Half of Death Stranding Development Team Were Former Konami Employees - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 07 November 2019 / 1,691 Views

Developer Kojima Productions is headed by Hideo Kojima who parted ways with Konami following controversy around Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

Looking at the credits for Kojima Productions first game, Death Stranding, Hideo Kojima was not the only developer who left Konami. 67 of the 120 people on the core development staff previously worked at Konami. Most of the lead design and artists previously worked on the Metal Gear franchise.


Death Stranding will launch today, November 8, for the PlayStation 4.

Thanks GamingBolt.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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4 Comments

DevilRising (on 08 November 2019)

Oh, so THAT'S why Konami hasn't made anything good in years.


DonFerrari (on 08 November 2019)

I'll say I expected the team to be even bigger. But yes considering the connections and who Kojima would trust more or synergy in work I expected most of the team to be colleagues from Konami, maybe even more will join after Death Stranding make good sales.


TheBraveGallade (on 09 November 2019)

I mean it's not like they CAN work anywhere else, with Konami blacklisting them in the industry.


Walbert (on 09 November 2019)

I seriously doubt many studios give a damn about Konami blacklisting anyone, they are after all an even bigger laughing stock than EA, Activision, Blizzard, Ubisoft, Epic, Tencent.


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