Hideo Kojima has really left Konami and founded his own studio ‘

Dec

16

2015

Hideo Kojima, creator of the Metal Gear Solid franchise has been available since December 15, Konami finally gone and plan to set up a new game studio in conjunction with developers who worked under him. Writes the Japanese newspaper Nikkei.

Among other Wired has the contents of the Japanese article translated for English-speaking audiences. According to Nikkei, the intention would be that his first new game since his departure from Konami for the PlayStation 4 appears. For this, the Japanese developer would be in advanced negotiations with Sony Computer Entertainment. PlayStation however, given as an example platform and other platforms not be excluded in the piece. Although Kojima would be gone by Konami, the rights for Metal Gear Solid would still be in the hands of the Japanese publisher.

The message of the Nikkei in line with an article from The New Yorker magazine published in October. It said that Kojima since the beginning of the month is gone with his employer and that his contractual non-competition clause was not until this month.

For several months regularly reports coming out about how the working conditions were worsened by Konami since the company decided to focus primarily on mobile games. Employees would according to a report from Nikkei very rigorously monitored; the corridors would hang cameras to monitor workers and those who are not productive enough, would be assigned to work as a security guard or janitor. Kojima would have to disagree with its reorientation towards mobile and therefore would have located in the clinch with Konami. That point multiple affairs, including Kojima which was banned by Konami for The Game Awards in 2015 to attend where Metal Gear Solid 5 prices for Best action / adventure and Best soundtrack won. Konami adheres to these incidents silent or deny any guilt. Kojima began in 1986 to update the Japanese publisher.

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