I hope this isn't old news that i just missed before, thoughts?
I get where Kojima is coming from in that sometimes you just have to end an arch with characters you love rather than just degrade them overtime. I kind of support it view as well as I know he's capable of producing some really far out stuff but in terms of MGS and Solid Snake (and friends), Kojima is out of good ideas (and well beyond ideas he wants to do).
In terms of the business structure: Kojima was the head of a subsidiary of Konami known as Kojima Studios. This is now considered a contractor video game studio with a contract to just finish out MGS5. There may be future contracts for collaboration but don't expect it. Konami looks to be hiring new developers to work on new titles that Kojima would normally work on but how they turn out depends on how the new management works out.
All in all, it's how business and office politics work.
The Age thing Kojima did unfortunately didn't really matter to Konami as they will just milk the sh*t out of prequels (I think MGSV plays sometime before Guns of the patriots?) But the split hopefully ends the main Metal Gear series.
What I am more worried about is Silent Hills as I am really interested in that game and believe Kojima could make it awesome, I'm gonna do more digging but I haven't really found out what will happen to it now since it's being developed and published by Konami but Kojima is the director.
edit -----I think it would be a huge loss for Kojima to drop out of that project and I think they won't be able to live up to expectations without Kojima after P.T. was already released.
The only MGS I really want a sequel to is Revengeance because Platinum always delivers amazing spectacle fighters.
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