Metal Gear Solid director Hideo Kojima is to leave Konami after work on this September’s Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain is completed, an unnamed source within Kojima Productions has alleged.
Speaking to GameSpot, the source is reported to have revealed that a “fallout” between Kojima Productions and parent company Konami has led to communications being restricted at the studio, with senior staff said to have had access to “corporate internet, emails and phone” removed.
The “power struggle” means that Kojima and other key developers at Kojima Productions will reportedly only have “limited opportunities” to promote The Phantom Pain ahead of its release.
“After we finish MGSV, Mr. Kojima and upper management will leave Konami,” the source told the site. “They said their contract ends in December.”