We’ve learned that the situation between Kojima Productions and parent company Konami may be more dire than we ever thought.
According to Akio Otsuka, the Japanese voice actor that plays the role of Solid Snake in the Metal Gear Solid franchise, not only is Kojima Productions disbanded, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is going to be their best work yet.
“Kojima Productions was pushed to disband, but it seems like the work that they had put their biggest effort into is almost complete,” said Otsuka in a tweet. He continued:
“I’m not bluffing when I say that I think it will become their greatest masterpiece. I couldn’t hold back. I simply wanted to say “Kept you waiting, huh?’ (laughs) However, even if this is the end, Metal Gear Solid is immortalized!”
I want to stress that while this is Solid Snake’s voice actor clearly stating the company is disbanded, this is not an official statement, despite the worrying situation circling Hideo Kojima, Kojima Productions, and their status after Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is shipped.
We’ll keep you guys posted.