The feud between Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima and publisher Konami has been one of the biggest stories of the year. Not only is it full of drama, it also never ceases to end with neither side candidly commenting on the truth and constant slips of information. It turns out though that Kojima might have warned the public of his impending demise from the company.

This whole story began when Konami erased Hideo Kojima's name from the cover of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, and fans reacted with digital pitchforks. In Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, erasing Kojima's name from his products happens to be an objective in the PlayStation exclusive "Deja Vu" secret missions. This act earns you praise from Snake's partner, Kazuhira Miller.

However, uncovering Metal Gear titles that were not directed by Kojima are dismissed as not being relevant to the mission as demonstrated in this YouTube clip by timesplitter88. Miller also drops this little quip when Snake erases the final marking of Peace Walker.

"You might be able to erase the markings, but the memories will never disappear."

Are we still not sure this is one big joke? We might not have too much longer to wait for the truth. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain launches on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One on Sept. 1. The PC version will launch on Sept. 14.

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