The rift between Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima and publisher Konami has expanded even further. Kojima’s podcast Kojima Station has had upcoming episodes suspended for release, leaving only more room for speculation and cover-ups.
According to Metal Gear Informer, the recently created Japanese Metal Gear Twitter account has apologized for concerns that the cancellation has caused, and it will provide more information about its resumption at a later date.
The cancellation comes at a time when Kojima and Konami seem to be at odds with one another. Reports of a power struggle within Konami sprung up when Kojima’s name was removed from all packaging and advertising for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, and both parties were forced to address concerns about the fate of the highly anticipated game. It sounds as though Kojima wants to get his story out, but he is being forbidden from doing so.
My guess is that we will know more once the game has been released and Kojima jumps ship. Either that, or he goes rogue live on stage at E3! I can’t wait for either of those days to happen! Konami isn’t really interested in developing games anymore, and Kojima definitely has the clout to pick up a massive following on the indie front. If he puts his name on a Kickstarter campaign or something of the like… whoa…
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain will be released for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on Sept. 1. Hideo Kojima has confirmed that he is still involved and will see it through to the end.