|Hideo Kojima, perfectionist and the king of|
forgetful guard AI. Writes a mean plot too.
As well as refusing to provide satisfactory answers under direct questioning, Konami have compounded the situation by issuing a series of far-too-ambigious statements, culminating in three tweets over the last few days that if anything, lend even more weight to the suggestion Kojima will be departing shortly if indeed he hasn't already gone.
“In accordance with the recent change in production organization of all of Konami, Kojima Productions, as well as other internal production companies, has had its name, etc., changed to move into the corporate headquarters work structure.”
Sources: Konami, Kotaku, Gamespark.
Footnote* Since we don't know exactly what is going on, how about some 'just for fun' guesswork? If it does emerge after the release of MGS:TPP that Kojima really has departed Konami, we can look back here and see who got it right.
Gamertroll bets the tiff (if there is one!) is over 'creative differences', specifically Konami wanting to chop-up Hideo's fantastic open-world creation, Destiny-style, to sell as a series of DLC packages! Gamertroll imagines an off-camera battle right now between the great creative forces in video gaming and the money men. If so, the future of MGS could be the latest victim of that secret war. Might be a just load of old Troll-bollocks though, but then again..
Anybody else got some wild ideas as to what has happened? Gamertroll would love to hear about them in the comments.