Hideo Kojima Done with Konami, Starts His Own Studio
The creator of Metal Gear, Zone of the Enders, and P.T, Hideo Kojima has officially left Konami. After the past year of public battling between Kojima and Konami, including Kojima not being allowed to attend the Game Awards, the mastermind of numerous brilliant games is finally done with Konami. According to Nikkei, translated by Neo GAF, Kojima is forming his own studio with other former Kojima Productions staff.
According to the article, Kojima is currently “in talks” with Sony Computer Entertainment. Kojima’s new game studio is expected to make its debut on the Playstation console, with final negotiations currently happening. No word yet on what the game will be or when we might see something from it, but I’d expect it to take quite a few years before release, but possibly we’ll something from it at 2017’s E3, or maybe even next years Game Awards.
Also stated in the article; the rights to Metal Gear, unfortunately, remain at Konami, where they’ll likely launch their Big Boss Pachinko machine.