Recently it became known that Hideo Kojima and Konami are no longer on good terms and after Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain’s completion he will probably not be a part of the company at all, P.T. will be pulled from PSN never to be seen again (the demo of Silent Hills released to much acclaim as a viral marketing stunt), and Silent Hills will probably never see the light of day. But today even stranger news as well as rumored explanations are hitting the Internet by storm. In a totally unexpected move, Konami has removed themselves from the New York Stock Exchange completely. In addition to this, an anonymous source within Konami claims that Kojima Productions has been dis-assembled as well as the other Konami teams working on various franchises such as Pro Evolution Soccer and Castlevania.
While it is unclear how many more console games Konami will be developing and publishing, the sources state that developers have been grouped into categories of one generic team each focusing on a different type of development (for example, “the graphics team”, “the audio team”, etc.) while developing multiple games at once, primarily unheard of mobile titles as Konami’s CEO begins to shift gears attempting to increase the profit margin of their portfolio by tapping into the Japan smartphone gaming craze. More rumors from the same anonymous source go on to state some very far fetched stuff which would normally not make it to print on RealGamerNewz, but because of Konami’s recent actions they do appear to be more likely to us than we like. Details such as employee accounts being wiped, Internet blackouts, electricity blackouts, and mandatory changing of team locations to keep employees scattered rather than unified are coming to light.
Please take all of this as a grain of salt while we reach out to Konami for comments. However, even if only half of this is true, things are not looking great.
Editor’s Note: Although the intent to take down the demo remains, Apologies for the earlier post exactly when P.T. demo is no longer being available after December 13th, 2015. Turns out the duration was for the twitter user’s PS Plus membership. Apparently the demo is only available for PS Plus members in Germany.
I should have looked more into this before writing about it. Again I apologize.