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Konami pulls Phantom Pain fan art off Twitter with copyright claim

You know the old saying, “any press is good press?” We don’t believe it, and weirdly enough, neither does Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain publisher Konami.

After a Twitter user published a piece of Phantom Pain fan art, Director Hideo Kojima retweeted it. That brought it to Konami’s attention, and rather than celebrating fan interest in their title, the publisher has had the image pulled thanks to a copyright claim.

https://twitter.com/all_snake/status/638215295396655104

So, there you have it. Rather than letting the community have a nice little warm and fuzzy feeling over some art, Konami’s managed to centre themselves in the public eye once again by acting like a bully.

The Phantom Pain is available now.



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