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Kojima Productions is back together and F**k Konami.

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According to the Japanese voice actor who plays Snake in the Metal Gear Solid series, Akio Otsuka, Kojima Productions has now been disbanded.

"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," said Otsuka, as translated by Gematsu.

 

Sourcehttp://www.vgchartz....-has-disbanded/
 

Sad day for gaming. Bye Bye Kojima :sadbye: !! Best of luck in the future and hope to see your new studio with new IPs soon.


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Kojima Productions was founded by Hideo Kojima himself..I know its a subsidiary of Konami and now since its been let go..I think he can still keep that name..can't he..? or he cannot do that as well ?


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Anyway.......


Kojima is his name
He can always form a company called Kojima Games

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:( This maight mean that he MAY retire from gaming industry or just take up a consultant/advisory role :((((((((((((((((((((((((


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It all seems like a prank planned by Kojima to raise the TRP for "The Phantom Pain".

 

 

Will wait till MGS5 to comes out in Sep to know the truth!!!


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It all seems like a prank planned by Kojima to raise the TRP for "The Phantom Pain".

 

 

Will wait till MGS5 to comes out in Sep to know the truth!!!

 

Yeah,right.. All this is a joke..


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There is something fishy though cause when Angry Joe was interviewing Robert Peeler they said he is not supposed to mention Kojima's name.As if Kojima is Voldemort..


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Yeah,right.. All this is a joke..


You know
I'm not saying it is

But if it does turn up to be.....
You'll be the first one I'll ping for a straight face



Never say never when it's Kojitrollgod

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All this seems too far stretched. Also what are the hints that all this is just a made up story..


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Pay attention closely to what he is saying right at the start,very closely:- 

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=Ay_RAkE7bUY

Spoiler



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It all seems like a prank planned by Kojima to raise the TRP for "The Phantom Pain".

 

 

Will wait till MGS5 to comes out in Sep to know the truth!!!

Doesn't this seem too far just for a troll though? I mean, MGSV was already guranteed to be a hit anyway. It's an established franchise and does not need extra "TRP". However, Konami's stock evaluation is sure to have been affected by this. Not to mention, the negative PR this has already generated. Anyway, what happens, happens. If this is a troll attempt and Kojima is still along with there Silent Hills and other titles, then it's the best. Otherwise, oh well.


Edited by roun90, 11 July 2015 - 06:56 PM.

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Konami killing their Golden Goose seems too :scratchchin:

 

 

 

Anyway "Kojima" is a bigger brand than Conami,Him setting up an Indie studio will get more $$$$ than all of Conami's mobile sh*t


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Kojima isn't someone who should waste carrier with an indie studio making small budget games

He should do what bungie & Respawn did
He has had a very warm relation with Sony

With green light any of his projects in a heartbeat

Then for sequel he can go multiplatform

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Lol. Yeah sure its a troll. Every company should do this to watch their value plummet. Because of course its always more important to have fun with fans than make the investors happy. While they were doing this it would also be pretty nice of them to give the game away for free. Because that would be fun as well.

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After bad experience with a big company like konami ...would kojima join a bigger company right away? Sounds good on paper but how he would feel about it..


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Lol bad experience?!?

 

He's been working for Konami for last 3 decades,all his career name & money was made in Konami

They never had problems before & no matter how bad the company's gaming division was doing they always green lit his megaton budget games

& in return he always gave them profits

 

Konami hasn't been doing very well in AAA gaming...who knows what happened....

 

 

 

& about the whole investor thing:-

http://www.polygon.c...-stock-exchange

 

I think it's only public in japan now....where it's main business is not gaming 

also this delisting happened right after this whole Kojima thing started 

 

 

Fingers are still crossed & i feel Silent Hills will see the light of day 


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^Silent Hills may happen. But don't think with kojima.

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the whole harrassing kojima staff is a bad experience. How many years he has worked with them is irrelevant.if he has it in him he wouldve done equally well with other company.


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What the point was 

is he is having bad experience with Konami today

 

He has been working for a Big Company making generation & genre defining games all his life

it's not like he should stop doing that & make F2P indie games like cliffyB

 

 

He is much needed in the AAA mega budget space

Just look at the Fox engine he created

 

 

Though it's just depressing to think he'll have to part ways with his awesome engine & all the magic he could have created with that engine

 

 

 

*fingers are still crossed* 


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What the point was 

is he is having bad experience with Konami today

 

He has been working for a Big Company making generation & genre defining games all his life

it's not like he should stop doing that & make F2P indie games like cliffyB

 

 

He is much needed in the AAA mega budget space

Just look at the Fox engine he created

 

 

Though it's just depressing to think he'll have to part ways with his awesome engine & all the magic he could have created with that engine

 

 

 

*fingers are still crossed* 

 

yeah..I was really hopeful with FOX engine and what Kojima is going to do with it. Meta Gear Solid V Ground Zero is a good demo of the FOX engine. But the bigger question is , if Kojima truly left Konami, what will happen to the MGS franchise, will fans still excites and buy future non Kojima MGS games ??


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MGS games had hit a full circle anyway
Things beyond this were going towards a remake of Past games like MG1,MG2 & MGS

This was practically the final chapter to be told between the legacy of one snake to another

Obviously they'll remake past games after this & reboot/remake the series

Doesn't matter who makes it beyond this point as I doubt Kojima was interested anyway

He just wanted to unfold the last chapter & move towards other things anyway

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Konami killing their Golden Goose seems too :scratchchin:

 

 

 

Anyway "Kojima" is a bigger brand than Conami,Him setting up an Indie studio will get more $$$$ than all of Conami's mobile sh*t

 

Noway , Do you have any idea how big Konami is? 

 

Kojima or the MGS franchise isn't as big as you guys believe. Konami get revenues of around $3bn every year , thats higher than companies like Take two that publish GTA,2k games,Red Dead. Now compare how much MGS sells and you will see how insignificant MGS actually is.

 

 

This whole Kojima fiasco might be a bigger shift towards Mobile,Casino...etc from the higher ups at Konami. Maybe they wanted to milk the franchise to keep up revenues and Kojima disagreeed? who knows. Konami is barely a console gaming company anymore.


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Bigger revenue doesnt mean better brand. If thats the case TCS should be better brand than facebook :lol:

 

A title "from the makers of metel gear" is more powerful than konami in gaming community.


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Bigger revenue doesnt mean better brand. If thats the case TCS should be better brand than facebook :lol:

 

As a TCS employee, that made me laugh way more than it should :fear:

 

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Bigger revenue doesnt mean better brand. If thats the case TCS should be better brand than facebook :lol:

 

A title "from the makers of metel gear" is more powerful than konami in gaming community.

If we are talking about past achievements...Konami has achieved a lot....now this lot is a monstrous lot as compared to just the makers of MGS


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When we say Kojima is a bigger brand than Konami today
We obviously mean bigger in AAA gaming business

It's not rocket science to understand

Konami needed Kojima's name to even make franchises like Castlevania & Silent Hill afloat

They needed his fox engine for all their games,even PES

AAA domain Kojima rocked Konami

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Bigger revenue doesnt mean better brand. If thats the case TCS should be better brand than facebook :lol:

 

A title "from the makers of metel gear" is more powerful than konami in gaming community.

That's just the thing. It seems Konami doesn't care about the video game business much anymore. According to their new head's recent statements, they are going to be focusing much more on mobile game business. This is bigger than video game business currently in Japan. So we might not see any more games from Konami after MGS V. Their main money maker is I believe the casinos they run (It seems all Japanese video game devs make casino money don't they?)


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As a TCS employee, that made me laugh way more than it should :fear:

 

Sorry for the OT

 

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Brother from another company. Im glad my hidden message reached you :fear:

 

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When we say Kojima is a bigger brand than Konami today
We obviously mean bigger in AAA gaming business

It's not rocket science to understand

Konami needed Kojima's name to even make franchises like Castlevania & Silent Hill afloat

They needed his fox engine for all their games,even PES

AAA domain Kojima rocked Konami

 

Never said they weren't . A lot of times the product ends up being the bigger brand than the company itself in that space , like how Mario Kart would outsell say Nintendo Kart. Because the Mario brand is stronger. 

 

It also doesn't take rocket science to understand that if they are shifting business to Mobile , then why would they be spending money on AAA brand (Possibly why he wanted to leave , which i said in my post).

It was also quite clear in the post I quoted that he was referring to "$$$$" which is money. Konami isn't going to die or take a huge revenue hit if Kojima leaves. 

 

Brands change based on trends in the industry , when you look at gaming the companies that have lasted many decades like Konami,Nintendo,Sega ... they adapted to different markets and products all the time from Arcade,Console,AAA,Mobile,Handheld.

 

 

Bigger revenue doesnt mean better brand. If thats the case TCS should be better brand than facebook  :lol:

 

A title "from the makers of metel gear" is more powerful than konami in gaming community.

 

Him setting up an Indie studio will get more $$$$ than all of Conami's mobile sh*t

 

 

It was with respect to the context. I was trying to say Konami is much bigger outside of AAA space. Also you dont always need brand name to sell a product and make money. I hope that TCS Facebook thing was a joke , they dont even compete in the same space lol.

Mobile games like Clash of Clans and Game of War make millions every month and probably even more than many AAA franchises in their lifetime. Does anyone give a sh*t about the game company or their other products?

 

Brand name is all about how much money you invest into it. The Kojima brand has had millions of dollars injected into it and created many quality products. But would it make a difference in Mobile space (which is where Konami is moving to).

 

But anyway Kojima is his name , so literally any other publisher can pick him up and call the studio "Kojima Studios" or something :lol: , Sucks for Konami for building up that brand name and then throwing it out for any other publisher to use.


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