Kojima is Expected to Leave Konami After MGS5

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Kojima is Expected to Leave Konami After MGS5

Postby suiken » Thu Mar 19, 2015 5:17 pm

http://www.gamespot.com/articles/kojima ... 0-6426024/

A fallout between Kojima Productions and its owning publisher, Konami, has led to senior staff at the studio being restricted access to corporate internet, emails, and phone, GameSpot understands.Along with the restricted communications, key developers at the studio, such as Hideo Kojima, will now have limited opportunities to lend their appearance to promotions of the studio’s upcoming game, Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain. Power struggles between Kojima Productions and Konami have led the publisher to make drastic changes, including the employee status of its Metal Gear team. Some senior staff at the studio, including Kojima, now essentially work as contractors, not permanent employees.

The extraordinary measures were revealed by a source within the studio, speaking to GameSpot on the condition of anonymity. The person explained that, once the Phantom Pain project is finished, in all likelihood the management at the studio will disband.

"After we finish MGSV, Mr. Kojima and upper management will leave Konami. They said their contract ends in December," the source claimed.

The person added: "At a team meeting, Mr Kojima explained that team have to be one and make a good game for fans."


Konami is doomed. Selling Suikoden to other companies is our best hope.

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Re: Kojima is Expected to Leave Konami After MGS5

Postby BrucePrintscreen » Thu Mar 19, 2015 6:25 pm

How much do they want for it? I may inherit soon and I'd like to invest.

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Re: Kojima is Expected to Leave Konami After MGS5

Postby suiken » Thu Mar 19, 2015 11:57 pm

You might as well hire Murayama and Kojima together after you bought the IP with Nobuo Uematsu as composer and Yoshitaka Amano as art designer. :D

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Re: Kojima is Expected to Leave Konami After MGS5

Postby BrucePrintscreen » Fri Mar 20, 2015 6:43 am

Yes but if Konami still owns the rights to the Suikoden franchise, even if I hire Murayama I can't make him work on Suikoden. What I need before anything else is to buy the franchise itself.

I've got this nice, ancient sculpture made of ivory in India in the 16th century, if Konami wants it, I exchange it for the rights on Suikoden.

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Re: Kojima is Expected to Leave Konami After MGS5

Postby Neclord X » Fri Mar 20, 2015 6:51 am

In the case this was true (it could be just basless rumors) that would be good news. Is a win-win situation.

If he leaves konami and it goes down, there is always a chance their trademarks (not only Suikoden, but Castlevania too) goes to the hands of someone that like to exploit their franchises, like namco-bandai, if he leaves konami and manages to stay on bussiness the MG they will do in the future won't get a good reception and it will obligue them to use other franchises.

In any case Kojima leaving Konami would mean, Metal Gear will stop being their only resource (yes, the trademark wil be still theirs even Kojima leaves but we all know how this comunity of fanboyism work, every MG without kojima will be a disaster in sellings even if is the best MGS ever) so theyll have to use some of their forgotten trademarks.

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Re: Kojima is Expected to Leave Konami After MGS5

Postby suiken » Fri Mar 20, 2015 8:28 am

That's not always the case. Seeing how profitable casual audience is, Metal Gear can still sell well. If crappy titles like FFXIII, RE6 and annual COD games sold millions, I don't why MGS can't

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Re: Kojima is Expected to Leave Konami After MGS5

Postby patapi » Sat Mar 21, 2015 9:22 am

Just buy out Konami then.

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Re: Kojima is Expected to Leave Konami After MGS5

Postby BrucePrintscreen » Sat Mar 21, 2015 12:45 pm

How many Medieval manuscripts is Konami worths? I'm ready to give some to every shareholders.

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Re: Kojima is Expected to Leave Konami After MGS5

Postby Wolkendrache » Sat Mar 28, 2015 6:54 pm

8 old books and a world map should be enough. You could add a peeing boy and some graffiti to be safe.
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Re: Kojima is Expected to Leave Konami After MGS5

Postby BrucePrintscreen » Sun Mar 29, 2015 3:50 pm

I own one of the very few original copies of the 'Foras' complete heraldry catalogue of Savoy nobility in six volumes printed between 1866 and 1905. That's six old books. I add an original edition of Cyrano de Bergerac and a rare copy of the 'Manuel Digest' of Andorra signed by former Prime Minister Marc Forne y Molne. No joke, if you own the rights to Suikoden, please pm me, I trade these eight old books for it.

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Re: Kojima is Expected to Leave Konami After MGS5

Postby sticky-runes » Tue Mar 31, 2015 8:29 am

But if BrucePrintscreen buys the rights to Suikoden it will end up just being about Valeria and Lorelai lezzing out all the time.

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Re: Kojima is Expected to Leave Konami After MGS5

Postby BrucePrintscreen » Tue Mar 31, 2015 9:02 am

sticky-runes wrote:But if BrucePrintscreen buys the rights to Suikoden it will end up just being about Valeria and Lorelai lezzing out all the time.



Oh come on, of course not!












... there will also be Rina and Odessa.

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Re: Kojima is Expected to Leave Konami After MGS5

Postby Neclord X » Wed Apr 01, 2015 6:07 am

sticky-runes wrote:But if BrucePrintscreen buys the rights to Suikoden it will end up just being about Valeria and Lorelai lezzing out all the time.


I don't see the problema there 8)

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Re: Kojima is Expected to Leave Konami After MGS5

Postby Antimatzist » Wed Apr 01, 2015 8:22 am

Now the Kojima logo has also been removed from the SIlent Hills P.T. website. This is all just strange, especially how they "advertised" it as written by Kojima.

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Re: Kojima is Expected to Leave Konami After MGS5

Postby Pyriel » Wed Apr 01, 2015 8:41 am

Doesn't Konami have a bit of a reputation for vindictiveness when handling disputes with their creative talent?


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