Clearly, Kojima and Konami are at a rocky stage in their marriage, but you could take what is said about [Kojima Productions], about a game not adhering to budgets, about a game not being ready, and you could apply that to a lot of people.
Moore then explained that developers and publishers need to make sure they “understand when the game is supposed to ship,” and mentioned that he believes Kojima and Konami will “be fine.”
Any game that isn’t iterative in nature the way an EA Sports game is, or any series that doesn’t ship every single year… those things can go on forever. There needs to be an agreement between the publisher and developer to make sure that both parties understand when the game is supposed to ship, and what it’s supposed to be.
But with regards to Kojima and Konami, they’ll kiss and make up. They’ll be fine.
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