Kojima Productions is Disbanding

More information in the drama that is Konami and Hideo Kojima’s breakup has been reported, and it doesn’t sound good.

In a tweet translated by Gematsu, voice actor Akio Otsuka has said that Kojima Productions has been forced to disband.

“Kojima Productions was forced to disband, but it appears that the work that the team has been putting their utmost effort into is nearly complete,” Otsuka said in a tweet. “I’m not exaggerating when I say that I expect it will become their greatest masterpiece. I couldn’t help it. I just wanted to say ‘Kept you waiting, huh?’ (Laughs.) But even if this is the end, Metal Gear Solid is immortal!”

This is the second time a voice actor has confirmed brought up unfortunate news regarding Kojima’s future with the company. Earlier this year, in response to another one of Otsuka’s tweets, Donna Burke confirmed that Kojima had actually been fired from the Konami. There’s no telling how this will end for Konami and Kojima, but there is sure to be more information once Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is officially released.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is scheduled to release September 1 on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC.