Hideo Kojima, Guillermo del Toro, and Norman Reedus were set to fucking rock with Silent Hills. Then Konami decided firing their auteur and gaming legend was the way to do, Silent Hills died, and Norman Reedus went into the ether. But maybe, maybe a collaboration is back on.
Kojima! Year of Kojima! His acrimonious departure from Konami has only increased the amount of love that public has for the auteur. Get fired, create one of the best games of the year. Get fired, create your own company. Get fired, get inducted into a Hall of Fame.
Goddamn! Fucking Konami, man. I wouldn’t be surprised if they initially planned on getting out of AAA Game Production. But decided, just out of spite, to make a Metal Gear without Kojima on board. Them motherfuckers are Darkness. Pure Darkness.
Free at last, free at last! Japan’s Nikkei is reporting that Solid Snake’s Daddy has officially left Konami. But wait, there is more! The outlet is also reporting that Kojima is forming his own gaming studio, and is in talks with Sony Computer Entertainment.
Hideo Kojima was supposed to show up to the Game Awards. He was supposed to accept an award for Metal Gear Solid V, which is by all accounts his final work on the franchise. ‘Cause, his ass is fireddd!!! #Vince McMahon. But apparently bro couldn’t even do that, because Konami banned his ass from attending the show. The weakest of sauces.
What has long been anything but confirmed has now been confirmed. Hideo Kojima has officially left (or is it “left”?) Konami. But don’t look for him to sit around on his ass long, as his non-compete expires in December. Any thoughts as to where he goes? What he does next?
Well. Fuck. No wonder Hideo Kojima got fired/got the fuck out of dodge. A man of his sizable personality and auteur-vision certainly wouldn’t fit into the gulag that Konami has become.