Hideo Kojima, the revered creator of the Metal Gear Solid franchise, has been banned from this year’s Game Awards due to the details of his contract with Konami; a rather cruel turn of events that all but confirms Kojima’s departure from the relentless company.
Konami had previously reported that Kojima was in fact on vacation as opposed to no longer being with the company, a fact that was immediately disproved from a number of sources and quite obviously revealed that Konami was attempting to save face after the esteemed developer’s departure.
The news comes from the Game Awards 2015:
In tribute of Kojima’s absence, Stephanie Joosten was brought on stage to sing Quiet’s theme:
Kojima’s contract is said to expire this month, at last giving the legend the freedom he so deserves, however the same cannot be said of the Metal Gear Solid franchise…