Could China’s Tencent be planning to hire Hideo Kojima?

A rumour has surfaced on Chinese media recently which states that Tencent would be interested in hiring the Metal Gear Solid producer, Hideo Kojima.

The source that broke the news said that an executive in the company intends to hire Kojima to develop new IP’s and the negotiation process has already started.


Tencent is a Chinese company who provide games, social media, e-commerce and other services within China and Asia. They are the world’s largest gaming company in terms of revenue and hold big stakes in companies such as Riot Games, Activision Blizzard and Epic Games.

At present this rumour cannot be verified but it is yet another reminder of the broken down relationship between Konami and Kojima. It is still very much uncertain where Kojima will end up next.

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A passionate gamer with a love for Koei Tecmo's Musou games. I also enjoy following and analysing the Games Industry.


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