‘Kojima Productions has disbanded’ according to Solid Snake VA

Akio Otsuka is Solid Snake’s longtime Japanese Voice Actor who today wrote out a farewell to Kojima Productions, the studio behind the Metal Gear series.

Here’s what he tweeted (via Gematsu):

Kojima Productions was forced to disband, but it appears that the work that the team has been putting their utmost effort into is nearly complete,

I’m not exaggerating when I say that I expect it will become their greatest masterpiece. I couldn’t help it. I just wanted to say ‘Kept you waiting, huh?’ (Laughs.) But even if this is the end, Metal Gear Solid is immortal!

There’s been a lot of talk of Kojima Productions dissolving over the past few months. Reports suggest that Hideo Kojima and his senior staff are working as contractors on their current project Metal Gear Solid V and will leave the company in December when their contracts expire. Metal Gear Solid V could thus be the last game in the series made by the original staff.

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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain releases for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on September 1 and September 15 on PC. What do you think of Kojima leaving Konami? Would you play another Metal Gear game that’s not made by him? Let us know in the comments below.

Danial Arshad Khan

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