Konami Makes Official Statement on Hideo Kojima

Yesterday, Konami gave a statement on Hideo Kojima and Kojima Productions via the Japanese Metal Gear Twitter account.

Translated by Kotaku, Konami stated “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.”

While the company has changed, the team members for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain are still hard at work. “The name and organization has changed, but as before, MGSV: TPPis continuing as a work from director Kojima and the existing team members.”

In another tweet, Konami added “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.”

Finally, Konami also said that the social networking account has been changed, but the team members working on the account are still the same. Updates on the latest news will also remain the same.

Metal Gear Solid V:The Phantom Pain will Launch September 1on PS4, PS3, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The PC version will release September 15.