Konami Is Now Discussing Plans For New Metal Gear Solid

Internal reports says that Konami has been discussing plans for a new installment in Metal Gear Solid series. Japanese financial publication, Nikkie reported via 2ch which was translated by Kotaku, an anonymous representative at konami stating that plans for new Metal Gear game have begun and the company is  also discussing about the future plans of the series.

When we start development, a large-scale investment will become necessary.” – Unknown representative at konami.

However, the person did not mention anything about the actual game creator, Hideo Kojima’s involvement. Kojima left the company last month in October and a big farewell party was also organized for him  but, the report by Konami states that  Hideo Kojima is still an employee at Konami instead, he just went for a long vacation. Konami stated that game development takes many years and the developers get frustrated in the time period so, a long time off is very common among game developers after the game development has been completed.

Konami responded that it will not be exiting a AAA games business.

“Konami will continue to develop and distribute top-quality content in the Metal Gear series following Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain.”

“As the next step in the series, Konami has already resolved to develop a new Metal Gear title. We will be conducting auditions for main staff to lead the development. Interested parties are encouraged to contact us to via the recruitment page of the Konami official website.”

The latest installment the in the AAA game title was Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain  which is a blockbuster and has shipped over 5 million copies around the world

6 Comments

  1. This person did not, however, discuss the extent of series creator Hideo Kojima’s involvement, if at all. Kojima reportedly left Konami on October 9 after almost three decades at the company. Konami denied reports of his departure, claiming he is still an employee and is instead on vacation . This is the second time Konami has suggested it is planning a new Metal Gear game. In March 2015 it said “auditions for main staff to lead the development” were underway, and asked interested developers to get in touch .

  2. It’s easy to see why this has shipped 5 millijon.

  3. Only if Konami is involved.

  4. Do you mean Hideo? He’s the bomb.

  5. Brian Clarke

    Loving Metal Gear as I do, this is a great development. Keep up the good work.

  6. Nice article, I love keeping up wtih the latest and greatest.

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