Kojima officially departed from Konami today according to a report published by a Japanese media company called Nikkei. Nikkei specified that Kojima is negotiating with Sony to establish his own independent gaming studio. Throughout 2015 Kojima’s relationship with Konami has been severely strained to the extent that any promotion for Kojima Productions was cut from Metal Gear Solid V, production on the Silent Hills game was ceased, and allegedly, Kojima was not permitted to attend the The Game Awards 2015 because of his fragmented relationship with Konami.
Kojima Productions was officially disbanded in July and it is refreshing to hear that the mastermind behind the Metal Gear Solid franchise is moving forward with his own aspirations. Stay posted as more updates concerning Kojima’s plans become available.