Konami has confirmed the rumored closure of their Los Angeles based studio, in a statement sent to various websites.
“Konami has made the decision to close its Los Angeles Studio, effective immediately, due to the product development resources being restructured into a more centralized unit. This facility contributed to the recent Metal Gear Solid games. Konami will continue its operations to support all Metal Gear Solid titles, including the recently launched Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain and Metal Gear Online. Metal Gear Online is still scheduled to release for PC Steam in January 2016.”
As you can see Konami is planning to support Metal Gear Online, something that was previously handled by the LA team. A patch for the console versions is planned for mid-November.
We’d like to give our best wishes to all who worked at the studio.