A lot of talk has been going on about Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima’s split with publisher Konami.

To clear up confusion and shed light on what is actually going on, both parties have issued an official statement regarding the split and have announced that Konami will be conducting interviews for a future Metal Gear game,  without Kojima.

The statement is as follows:

To Customers,

Thank you for your continued patronage of KONAMI products and services.

The latest title in the METAL GEAR series, “METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN” (below, “MGSV: TPP”), will be released as planned starting on Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 in North America, Latin America, and Europe, followed by Japan and Asia on Wednesday, September 2nd. Hideo Kojima will remain involved throughout.

Hideo Kojima stated, “I want to reassure fans that I am 100% involved and will continue working on METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN; I’m determined to make it the greatest game I’ve directed to date. Don’t miss it!”

In addition, KONAMI will continue to develop and distribute top-quality content in the METAL GEAR series following “MGSV: TPP.” We greatly anticipate and deeply appreciate your ongoing support for METAL GEAR.

As the next step in the series, KONAMI has already resolved to develop new “METAL GEAR”.

We will be conducting interviews for main staff to lead the development.

How do you feel about the split? Are you interested in seeing a Metal Gear game put out with out being overseen by Hideo Kojima? Let us know in the comments.

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