Report: Metal Gear Online Developer Kojima Productions LA Closed

November 3, 2015 Written by Jason Dunning

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Yesterday, reports began to surface that Kojima Productions Los Angeles, which helped develop Metal Gear Online for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, had closed down:

Speaking with sources close to the matter, Eurogamer has confirmed the closure, which sees over 20 jobs being lost. They also say numerous staff members departed in the last days, with the studio’s closure announced to staff yesterday.

Additionally, work on Metal Gear Online appears to have shifted to Japan shortly before The Phantom Pain’s launch on September 1, with Kojima Productions LA providing support.

When Metal Gear Online launched on October 6, things weren’t perfect out of the gate, prompting Konami to give compensation to all players. An upcoming update will hopefully fix a number of the issues.

We’ll let you know if Konami comments on the closure, which comes just a couple weeks after Hideo Kojima’s reported departure from Konami.

[Source: Eurogamer]