A few days ago it’s finally been confirmed that Hideo Kojima is no longer a Konami employee and that the new Kojima Productions team is now at work on a new game which will be released in the future on PlayStation 4. Many thought that now Mr. Kojima could talk more about the split with Konami and all the issues of Metal Gear Solid V’s development but unfortunately it seems like we won’t be hearing anything about the matter anytime soon.
In a new interview posted on The New Yorker, it’s been confirmed that Hideo Kojima is still contractually forbidden from talking about the split with Konami.
“Now that his employment contract has expired, Kojima is able to speak freely about what he describes as a “new start”—a relaunched, independent Kojima Productions. (He remains, however, contractually forbidden from talking about the prior split.)”
The interview also covers the differences between working with big Japanese companies and being independent and much more. You can read the full interview by going here.
Hideo Kojima has worked on all the main entries of the Metal Gear series, including the latest entry called Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. While The Phantom Pain is a solid game, it’s pretty clear how it’s been released in an unfinished state, with the game’s Chapter 2 featuring a very weird progression. We still don’t know precisely how much has been cut from the game but we know for certain that the game was going to feature an Episode 51 which was going to bring a close to the Eli storyline. Some story sequences taken from this cut episode have been included in the bonus disc included in the PlayStation 4 Collector’s Edition of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.
Hideo Kojima and Kojima Productions are currently working on a brand new game but not much is known about it at the moment. We will let you know more about it as soon as possible so stay tuned for all the latest news.