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Voice Actor Claims Kojima Productions Has Disbanded; Hideo Kojima’s Name Stripped From Metal Gear Solid V Box Art

14 July 2015 9:15 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Japanese voice actor Akio Otsuka has seemingly confirmed what we have long feared: Kojima Productions has effectively been disbanded ahead of the release of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain in September.

As the artist who brings Snake to life in Konami’s native country of Japan, Otsunka’s comments, while unconfirmed, do hold a degree of weight. Couple this with the fact that the final boxed version of The Phantom Pain strips Hideo Kojima’s name from the picture and it’s not exactly outside the realm of possibility. While there are still a lot of grey areas surrounding the esteemed developer’s imminent exit, it’s understood that his contract will expire under Konami by the year’s end, long after the upcoming stealth sequel has shipper to the public.

In a loosely translated interview picked up by Livedoor News (via Kotaku), Ostunka notes that the reputable »

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Konami Refutes Rumors That Hideo Kojima Was Fired From Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

9 April 2015 10:09 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The intriguing Hideo Kojima drama continues unabated today after a Metal Gear Solid voice actress took to Twitter to reveal that the esteemed developer was allegedly fired from Konami, and that the upper echelons of the company had “fired a genius.” A genius though he may be, Donna Burke’s claims weren’t supported with any tangible evidence, and the Japanese publisher has since reached out to VideoGamer to deny Burke’s allegations, stating that any conjecture that Kojima is leaving on bad terms is “categorically incorrect.”

Burke, who has worked under Hideo Kojima for last year’s Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, caused quite the kerfuffle after posting the following message on her personal Twitter account.

Yes don’t throw away the Kojima teams work over the last 5 years because upper management fired a genius

Donna Burke (@db_singer_actor) April 9, 2015

As this saga has unfolded, it’s »

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