Hideo Kojima to be at The Game Awards 2015?

Will Hideo Kojima be making an appearance this Thursday at The Game Awards 2015?

The Game Awards are produced by Geoff Keigley, who knows Kojima personally and worked with him several times before, including the Joakim Mogren interview for MGSV. A couple of weeks ago it was revealed Kojima would once again be on the advisory board of this year’s Game Awards (notice how they added ‘Kojima Productions’ below his name, where it was just his name a few weeks ago). Furthermore, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain has been nominated in four categories, including game the year, and Kojima Productions for developer of the year.

Last year, Kojima appeared on stage (after an introduction by Kiefer Sutherland) to provide a first look at Metal Gear Online. Many are wondering if he will make an appearance on this year’s show, especially after all the rumors surrounding his supposed departure from Konami (apparently he already left in October and his contract is said to have ended this month, although this hasn’t been officially confirmed yet).

During a livestreamed Periscope Q&A session, someone asked Keighley wether we will see Kojima at the show. Geoff answered as follows:

That’s a great question. Lots of debate and discussion about that over the past few weeks. Stay tuned. We hope to have clarity on that shortly, but I’ve been talking to Hideo and we hope that he’ll be able to be a part of the celebration.

Update: Geoff Keighley just announced that just like last year, Kiefer Sutherland will be present at the show as well (more than likely this has something to do with his role in Metal Gear Solid V).

Kiefer-Sutherland-TGA-2015

Donna Burke (singer for Sins of the Father / Heavens Divide and the voice of the iDroid) and Stefanie Joosten (Quiet) will also be in LA to attend the show.

The Game Awards take place this Thursday (December 3rd) at 8:30 ET.

Update December 3rd: The official Game Awards Twitter tweeted this:

TGA-2015-Kojima-Almost-Time-Tweet

Source: Geoff Keighley Periscope Q&A session, via Gamingbolt, Geoff Keighley Twitter

  • XIFF-5

    Something big is going on definitely… KOJIMA is doing something will surprise us maybe, I feel something like that will happen… Can’t wait.

    • proceeder

      I don’t think so.
      It’s too soon.

  • proceeder

    Burn Konami! Burn!

    • Ishmael

      Major! I’m burning!

      • Spectralbuttplug

        That line made me cringe so much

      • Kol Leqejza

        + up

  • Full Options

    As both advisory board member and competing in 5 categories…
    He will be there to get at least the dev award !

    • Lewis

      Yeah, it is known for like 1-2 months, that he will be there. Strange article.

      • It wasn’t clear whether he was going to be there in person. Kojima hasn’t made any media appearances since March.

        • Lewis

          Was there any big event, where he was listed as a participant?

          • Full Options

            Not really, so VGA has to be the one !!!

          • Don’t think so. Remember when MGSV won Famitsu awards, and there was no one to collect them? http://www.metalgearinformer.com/?p=19164

          • Alex

            Kiefer can accept for them and talk highly of them.

          • Full Options

            In all cases, Kiefer is probably there because Hideo has to receive something, otherwise he won’t attend IMO.

          • Alex

            I don’t know, I was there last year and he really seemed to enjoy himself around industry devs. He didn’t really need to be there either, they were just announcing MGO.

      • Full Options

        Chances are indeed extremely high since when VGA published the nominees a month ago, along with confirming Hideo’s presence in the board (most important, under KP !). However of course, we won’t be 100% sure until one of his legendary pranks live, or through few leaks in-between…

  • Daburcor

    Doesn’t Kojima’s non-compete clause run up this weekend?

    • Not sure, where did you read this?

      • Daburcor

        Honestly, I THOUGHT I read it on this very site. I’ve been looking since I posted…

        • Well, according to the rumors is contract ends in December, but it wasn’t any more specific than that.

          • Daburcor

            I am seeing that now. I must have gotten a wire crossed somewhere.

  • Ro1

    He will be there to accept the award.

  • Full Options

    Something else, few days ago, in a video from Donna and Stefanie they were clearly stating, besides their awesome jokes, that they were takin off to LA for that. I hardly imagine Stef and Donna there without Hideo at some point, or at least remotely from Japan. I am sure he’ll be around the girls (my take) ! No news about HK current location, he should be in LA yet (lets hope).

    • Kol Leqejza

      we’ve dispatched some intel-agents to clarify the target’s location, but we’ve lost contact with ’em.

      • Full Options

        Lol All right.
        The target is hiding somewhere.
        Proceed with extreme caution. Keep your eyes open.
        Considering him as a VIP would be a massive under-statement.
        Out !

  • 223hzy
  • N-Shifter

    If something is announced in regards to more content, the haters will be out in force, if no more content is announced……..the haters will be out in force – basically, they’re damned if they do and damned if they don’t.

    • Lewis

      Can’t really understand, why to hate, if they announce more content. It’s like…the biggest demand? I would be really glad, if they make something. Cause right now I find this game’s replayability somewhere around zero. All that sandbox, ways to approach. I found the most efficient way, got all my S-ranks, and doing all that stuff with capturing a soldier and surrounding him with decoys – that’s fun to watch like 1-2 times, but that’s not for me. All those bonus objectives are lifeless, no interest in doing them all. Same goes for side ops. Doing 4-5 in a row, returning to ACC and again. Can’t I just do all 10-15 missions at the same time. It is just grinding now. All those 7-8 grade’s weapons are too far away down the fulton grinding path, and FOB’s are fun like the first 2-3 times. Really need either more story, or more ways to play.

      • N-Shifter

        Oh they’ll find a reason to hate future content, they can find a reason to hate anything.

      • Full Options

        They’ll hate anyway, just forget about them. Either they’ll hate V because they loved it but they wanted more, either they’ll hate it just because they won’t admit they were wrong.

        • Chico Ribeiro

          Kojima has the balls to make bold moves wich are subject to hate.

          • Full Options

            He always managed to keep his own ideas as raw as possible. This authenticity often triggers both love to some receptive audience and hatred to the less receptive one.
            One of the side effects of arts is that the more you create something original, deeper will be the emotions of the audience, whether positive or negative. Like reaching / violating very intimate areas of our emotions.

  • Full Options

    Now that’s da update !! THyX !!!
    Sooooo… Donna, Stefanie, aaaaannddd Kiefer !!! Who’s next ? Yoji or what ? 😀

  • I’m happy for that. But I’m more interested to see what he is doing there.
    I’m sure he have absolutely nothing to announce there.

    • Full Options

      I am sure you hope you are wrong. But you are right, let’s lay low for now. Like “Perfect stealth / no kills” or something…

    • I guess he’s gonna come too late onto the stage and say: Kept you waiting huh
      – Aaand he just leaves after that

  • Alex

    If he does, it’ll probably be a surprise.

  • Full Options

    Did you rike it ?

  • ADAMJENSEN13

    I hope MGSV will win in all 4 categories. This game is The best!

    Good to know that Kiefer Sutherland will appear at the stage. I really like His role as a Snake. Will Hideo Kojima appear? Hmm… Who knows. But usually the voice actors dont accept the videogame awards so probably someone from Konami will be there too if Kojima wont appear.

    • Full Options

      Koji-Pro is nominated in V categories, not 4. 😀

  • Well, they added ‘Kojima Productions’ back in under his name on the advisory panel.

    November 9th:

    http://www.metalgearinformer.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/The-Game-Awards-2015-Advisory-Board.jpg

    Now (not sure when they changed it back though):

    http://www.metalgearinformer.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/TGA-2015-Advisory-Board-Kojima.jpg

    • Full Options

      That’s the most impressive and re-insuring detail of all I received so far.

    • Yeah, I checked that also.
      Does this mean that Kojima will recieve “Game developer of the year”?

      • Full Options

        How could he not ?
        It is just non-sense if they don’t give him at least this statue.

    • Full Options

      What worries me and make me proud at the same time is that Konami is clearly out of this. Precisely because this is the only remaining place on earth where this logo is still officially assumed. 🙁

    • Alex

      It was always sorta there if you hovered over his pic. The logo anyway.

      • Yes, but not the text, so they specifically added it.

  • VenomSnake421

    There’s no reason for Keifer Sutherland to be there except for MGSV.

    • Maybe he is replacing Kojima, I read something about a media ban so that might explain it I guess.

      • Full Options

        That’s more than possible, but certainly for at least a prize. I am sure Hideo will be there anyways. Let’s hope he is in “vacation” in LA this time !

    • BurntFM

      Or to announce his part in a future project with Norman Reedus, Guillermo del Toro and Hideo Kojima. One can dream, no?

      • Full Options

        Would be pure awesomeness !!!

      • Spectralbuttplug

        YES MOTHERFUCKING YES MOTHERUFCKING YES

    • Full Options

      You nailed it.

  • Mr. Sir Shpee

    Kiefer there, Donna performing “Sins of the Father”, Stefanie is attending as well. Why not Kojima as well? *cough* gee I wonder if it’s Chapter 3/MGS5/etc *cough*

    • Spectralbuttplug

      Replace chapter 3 with A new kojima game called fuck you konami and I will be happy

    • Alex

      Its not confirmed yet if Donna will perform but I sure hope its a surprise. I do know she wanted to go even if she didn’t get to perform.

      • Mr. Sir Shpee

        Oh. I could have sworn it was confirmed. My bad.

  • ThreeMadFrogs

    Anyone else hoping for a big Rockstar announcement? I still want Agent damn it.

    • Ishmael

      GTA 5 Story DLC is something i would love to see, but my hopes are almost gone by now.

    • Gatsu

      RDR 2 would be cool :D.

      • Lewis

        They were like “teasing” RDR2, but I think it is too soon to announce it.

    • Full Options

      Official GTA VI development schedule + RDR 2 would be quite a nice piece of info.

  • FoxTamerMGO

    Imagine if Kojima says on the stage.. “I’m now officially.. the CEO of Konami, and all of the rumors are just to troll you.. MG 1/MG 2 remake in the way, and Silent Hills all coming in 2016” DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMN I’M GONNA SHIT MY PANTS

    • N-Shifter

      People would be throwing their underwear at the stage, it’d be like a Beatles concert in the 1960’s all over again.

    • Mr. Sir Shpee

      only thing that would EVER top that in hype is MAYBE Half-Life 3. Maybe.

      • korruption

        Sad thing is that I probably wouldn’t buy it anyway since my rig is hugely outdated, and I’ve long since given up hope to the point where I don’t think I’d care if it were officially announced. =(

        • Mr. Sir Shpee

          Knowing Valve and their progress on Source 2 with DotA it’ll be incredibly optimized from what I hear, so I wouldn’t give up yet.

    • Tom Brearley-Smith

      If only that was true… 🙁

  • FMercenary

    Kinda wish I could go, although don’t know how I would feel around such crowd of people. They should start moshing if Kojima shows up on stage.

    • Full Options

      Yeah it is going to be awesome. Mark Hamill will be there too.

  • Gatsu

    Woooah I can’t wait to see Kojima and Kiefer again :D. Will be exciting to hear what they say, if Kiefer is there well has to be related to MGSV somehow. And looking forward seeing all the new games :).

    Kiefer better come to stage in a sneaking suit xD.

    Kojima enters stage: “Konnichiwa, I’m proud to show you a new trailer of Silent Hills, that’s right…it never got cancelled after all! I hope you rike it.”

    Then comes Kiefer: “Also chapter 3 to MGSV. Kept you waiting, huh!”

    World gets mindblown lol.

    • Full Options

      I would really rike that ! 😉

  • Gatsu

    Will there be a livestream like last year?

    • hunner

      If there is make sure to not watch it on ign. There video player is terrible

      • Gatsu

        Okey :).

    • Full Options
      • Gatsu

        Thx, I hope I can watch it live, even if have 8h time difference. Need to check when it starts later :).

        • Full Options

          In a little less than 43 hrs. check the home page for “the finaaal countdown” :
          http://thegameawards.com/

          Likely around 3am for France… :/ I’ll try to stay up !

          • Gatsu

            Damn if it’s 3 am there, so it will be about 4am in Finland…goddamit :(. I leave to work a bit later lol.

          • Full Options

            Yeah, :/
            I am planning to perhaps go to bed / wake up sooner… 😀

  • hunner
    • Spectralbuttplug

      Stop trolling people coz it’s too funny for me to handle lol

    • Lewis

      I was like: “yeah, new rumors!” > “they are cutting content? wtf?” > “wait a minute” > “aaaaah…okay.”.

      • hunner

        lmao

    • Robin030

      hahahahhaah that article made my day!

    • Spectralbuttplug

      You are bigger than mr EDUARD KHIL.I therefore present you the title of BIG TROLLOLO.WELL I WOUDL SAY TYPHAT TO THE AUTHOR OF THIS ARTICLE

  • Schmojima

    totally unrelated:
    Nyx, always wanted to ask: Do you understand the afrkaans in the game?

    (this comes really late, since I wanted to ask this right after I learned that they actually speak afrikaans in the second part of the game… :D)

    • Danny Patten

      Well, I’m not Nyx but I live close to the Dutch border in germany and even I understood most of it. Since Afrikaans derives from Dutch it has very similar sounds and even whole phrases.

    • Meumels

      Afrikaans is a nice mix of Dutch, English and Gibberish. Most of it is fairly easy to understand for Dutchies.

    • Yep, more or less!

      • Schmojima

        thank you for the reply, boss! 😀

  • MrVux007

    I think i will trow up from excitement ….or from this stupid sea sickness…either way im gonna watch the Game awards 2015! i sense something big is gonna happen

    • Full Options

      Hi Vux, why is that ? Storm ahead ? Don’t you die on us Snake, remember your V’s copy has come to and is waiting for you ! 😉 Hold tight buddy !

      • MrVux007

        Yea,last 3 days were bit “bumpy”….i wouldn’t call it a big storm,but aint small either…
        i took few anti-seasickness pills so that keeps me from trowing up(and that copy of V back home)…guess i still don’t have proper sea legs 😛

        • Full Options

          Neither do I (sea legs) 😀 My Dad is an oceanographer and I am the shame of the family on this specific topic !

          So bumpy, huh ? How big is the ship ? Are you guys in cr.ppy roller coasters or what ?

          • MrVux007

            There is no shame on that mate…happens to the best of us 😛
            the ship measurements are around 361-362 meters (length) and height is around 72 meters…
            we can carry up to 6296 passengers out of that we have around 2400 crew members…
            The ship is called Oasis of the Sea,passenger ship…these kind of ships are usually the most stable ones,but even those ones will have to swing here and there 😛

          • Full Options

            Ha ! Ok, your on a literally floating Eiffel Tower then… Impressive.
            Is your Cdt. bald like Cdt. Stubing on the Love Boat ? 😀
            More seriously, it looks like a real floating city. But I suppose you start to be a bit fed up, since your mission ends soon.
            I envy you because you have an intact brand new MG to polish… 😀

          • MrVux007

            Yea im bit fed up (gettin home sick)im here for almost 4 months now…

            in first 2 months is like i was in wonderland now its just a routine…

            “I envy you because you have an intact brand new MG to polish” i believe you 😛

          • Full Options

            Good luck, mate ! Almost there !

          • Gatsu

            Get home already mate, Diamond Dogs need you ;).

  • MrVux007

    (off-topic)
    in other news,sweet screenshots from Uncharted 4 mp….

    hopefully i will be able to make an costume emblem for that beret..or make a Kaz look on Drake ^^

    • looks better than mgo3’s customization

      • MrVux007

        How so?

        • MGO3’s customization is not the greatest. You literally have to choose from like 3 – 5 different types of gear and a few colors.

          • MrVux007

            yea,same was in MGO 2 in the beginning…further items were added along the MP dlc

          • Well that was back in 2008. Not many people played online games on consoles back then and of course they couldn’t put such effort in something they were not sure people were going to like/dislike. MGO3 was released in 2015. 2015. 7 years later. A lot of people play these games now and you all know how excited the MGS’ fans were about MGO3 and they should have added much much more things to the game that the community did tell them what they wanted to see in the game. I’m no game developer and I don’t know how hard it is to make such things, but I’m sure they could’ve done it.

            Also please don’t hate me for just keep hitting the same “MGO3 sucks” button.

          • MrVux007

            As long as you put valid reasons behind it…you can mash that button all you want 🙂

    • Daburcor

      I am SO excited for that beta. I’m going to be an Uncharted zombie all ten days!

  • vic boss

    I’m trying to get all the animals in mgsv, but I just can’t get the leopard tortoise, I have tried like 10 times to get it and it just doesn’t appear. Can anyone help me ?

    • XOF

      at 25:01. 🙂

      • vic boss

        I got it already, thank you

  • Gatsu

    Off-topic, but anyone saw this yet :)?
    Not familiar with the comics, but I really like what I’ve seen so far in the big trailer and this. Batman is like “oooh shit”, lol :D. Awesome.

    • Spectralbuttplug

      Ben affleck is pretty good.Hes so fucking angry

    • JJBYACH

      This is what should of happened.

    • Gatsu

      XD

    • N-Shifter

      Drooling intensifies.

  • https://twitter.com/geoffkeighley/status/672089451296743424

    Kojima retweeted the tweet about Kiefer being at the show.

  • Alex

    Just wanted to say, remember to keep an eye on PSX as well for any potential Kojima-ness.

  • ObsessedGeorge

    The only reason for Kiefer Sutherland to be on the show, is for unveiling the MGS movie I believe.

  • Marc D’Urso

    Oh man. The Konami shade was incredible.

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