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Konami Issues New Statement Regarding Hideo Kojima

Hot on the heels of the announcement that this week’s Kojima Station broadcast won’t be happening, Konami has now issued a new statement regarding Hideo Kojima’s “rumored” departure.

Over on the Japanese Metal Gear Twitter account, Konami released a statement that, well, didn’t really offer anything new. Heck, it doesn’t even answer the questions that we ought to know the answer to. OK, it did touch upon Kojima’s removal from the game’s branding, but even that wasn’t a sufficient enough answer.

In accordance with the recent change in production organization of all of Konami, Kojima Productions, as well as other internal production companies, has had its name, etc., changed to move into the corporate headquarters work structure.

The name and organization has changed, but as before, MGSV: TPP is continuing as a work from director Kojima and the existing team members.

In another tweet, Konami revealed that the Metal Gear Twitter account has the same “members” as the previous one, and that they’d like fans’ continued support.

The social networking account has also been changed, but the new account has the same Metal Gear team members as the previous one, and is updating with the latest news. As the team members who are tweeting is unchanged, we would like your continued support and follows.

In the third and final “announcement,” Konami addressed Kojima; though not in the way you were expecting.

Naturally, director Kojima is playing the game, checking all the small details and giving directions to the staff as the title continues to completion. Bringing the thoughts and ideas of director Kojima in an open world game of the size of TPP is incredibly difficult, the director and the team that’s been there from the start are coming together as one as they aim to finish the game, so please give them the support they need.

I take it, Konami or Kojima won’t officially address these issues at least until Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is out — if at all. Whatever the case may be, let’s hope Konami and Kojima can co-exist for a few more months to give us a proper Metal Gear Solid send off (yes, we know Konami is working on a new entry already).

Don’t forget to check out he latest entry in Now Loading, where the staff talks about Kojima and the MGS franchise’s future.

[Source: Metal Gear Solid (Twitter JP) via Kotaku]