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Hideo Kojima has finally left Konami

The New Yorker today reports that Hideo Kojima, creator of Metal Gear Solid series, has finally left Konami after months of tension.

The paper reports that Kojima finished with the publisher more than a fortnight ago on 9 October. The report comes from an anonymous source who said they attended Kojima’s farewell party at the Tokyo-based Kojima Productions office.

Rumours of a divide between Kojima and Konami surfaced back in March of this year, when Kojima’s name was unceremoniously removed from Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain packaging. The tension has continually escalated since that point.

We’ll keep you updated as we learn more.

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