Akio Otsuka: Kojima Productions was forced to disband, but Metal Gear Solid is immortal

A few months ago Kojima Productions was suddenly disbanded as a result of Konami’s restructuring. Whether Kojima’s future still lies with the company or not is still unclear, but Konami is already planning for future titles in the franchise and hiring new talent. Solid Snake and Big Boss voice actor Akio Otsuka took to Twitter today to show his appreciation for the team and the game they’ve created. Here is what he said (translated by website Gematsu):

Kojima Productions was forced to disband, but it appears that the work that the team has been putting their utmost effort into is nearly complete. I’m not exaggerating when I say that I expect it will become their greatest masterpiece. I couldn’t help it. I just wanted to say ‘Kept you waiting, huh?’ (Laughs.) But even if this is the end, Metal Gear Solid is immortal!

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Picture included with the tweet by Akio Otsuka

According to GameSpot’s inside source who originally broke the story, Kojima will leave Konami in December of this year. We likely won’t know the full story until then.

Source: Akio Otsuka Twitter, via Gematsu

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