Konami Hires Staff For New Metal Gear As Kojima Station Goes on Hiatus
posted on by Kiara Valdez
Following last week's reports that Metal Gear Solid series creator Hideo Kojima is leaving Konami after completing Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Konami issued a notice on both their Japanese and English websites stating that it is currently hiring new staff to lead the development of a new Metal Gear title.
The English statement reads:
“Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. will continue to develop and distribute top-quality content in the METAL GEAR series following "MGSV: TPP." We greatly anticipate and deeply appreciate your ongoing support for METAL GEAR. 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.”
Additionally, Kojima Productions announced that the March 26 broadcast of Kojima Station was cancelled due to "circumstances."
Last week's report came after Kojima Production's social media accounts were "moved" to @MetalGear_EN and @MetalGear_JP, its website redirects to the Metal Gear game series' portal and the company's logo was removed from both the portal site and the Metal Gear Sold V website, the Los Angeles Kojima Productions website redirects Konami.com and L.A. job openings were changed from Kojima Productions to Konami USA.
The "A Hideo Kojima Game" phrase was also removed from the game titles on Konami America's Metal Gear Solid page and Kojima is no longer listed as the "Executive Content Officer" Konami's restructuring announcement from earlier this month.
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is slated to ship for multiple consoles worldwide on September 1.