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Konami: Hideo Kojima Hasn’t Left the Company, is Taking a “Vacation”

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Yesterday we reported on how Metal Gear series creator Hideo Kojima had officially left Konami and would be eligible to work for another one this December.

Apparently, Konami are denying this, if a report from Tokyo Sports is anything to go by.

According to a Konami spokesperson said that “Currently, Kojima is a listed as a company employee [at Konami].”¬†Konami went on to say that “Kojima and the development team are finished developing Metal Gear Solid V and are taking a long time off from work.”

This comes as a surprise, seeing as many of the employees held a farewell party for the Metal Gear creator on October 9th, the day he reportedly left the company. When asked what that actually was, they denied knowing “what that thing was.”

This only adds more confusion to an already confusing affair, and¬†only increases everyone’s uncertainty of Kojima’s future.

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