At the Game Awards 2015, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain has received two awards, one for Best Soundtrack and one for Best Action Adventure Game (the overall game of the year award went to The Witcher 3). Kiefer Sutherland was invited on stage to accept the award for Best Action Adventure Game.
“On behalf of Hideo Kojima and everyone who worked on the game I will accept this reward and thank you from the bottom of our hearts. On a personal note I just want to say that you guys are the most devoted fans I have ever seen. It doesn’t matter whether it seems to be the premiere of 24 or the opening of a film, the only thing I seem to ever sing are posters of Snake from Metal Gear Solid. You guys rock, have a great night!”
Unfortunately Hideo Kojima himself was not present at the show to accept the awards, because Konami prohibited him from doing so. Geoff Keighley explained: “As you noticed Hideo Kojima is not here with is tonight, and I want to tell you a little bit about that. Mr Kojima had every intention to be here with us tonight, but unfortunately he was informed by a lawyer representing Konami just recently that he would not be allowed to travel to tonight’s award ceremony to accept any awards. He’s still under an employment contract and it’s disappointing and it’s inconceivable to me that an artist like Hideo would not be allowed to come here and celebrate with his peers, and his teammates such an incredible game as Metal Gear Solid V. But that’s the situation we’re in. Hideo is in Tokyo right now watching the show, so we want you to know, Hideo, that we’re thinking of you and we miss you. We hope to see you at The Game Awards 2016.”
There was a surprise for Kojima though: Stefanie Joosten stepped on stage to perform Quiet’s Theme live.
Afterwards Geoff Keighley announced Metal Gear Solid V one the Best Soundtrack award as well.
Congratulations to the team for the well earned awards!