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Is Konami Preparing for a New Large Scale Metal Gear Title?

Is Konami Preparing for a New Large Scale Metal Gear Title?
Right on the heels of the rumors that the Kojima Productions studio in Los Angeles is closing down, rumblings of a new Metal Gear Solid title beginning development began to surface. Originally reported by the folks over at Kotaku, an interview with Nikkei reveals the following: “When we start development, a large-scale investment will become necessary.” Whether or not Kojima will be involved has yet to be mentioned, but with the trouble and strange happenings reported towards the end of Phantom Pain’s development, I wouldn’t put my money on it. On the plus side, if Konami needs a large investment to begin development of the new game, that would lead me to think that it won’t be a pachinko machine. Until this is officially confirmed by Konami, this should of course be taken as just rumor. Still, this is another interesting developing story involving Konami! Dashing Nerds will bring ...

Confirmed: Kojima Productions LA Shutdown

Confirmed: Kojima Productions LA Shutdown
*This rumor has been confirmed in the following statement by┬áKonami on Nov. 3, 2015:* 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.   Now this is just a Twitter rumor, and we all know that they can go either way, but George Broussard, Co-Founder of 3D Realms has been told that Kojima Productions LA studio has shut down. If this is true, around 35 people would be losing their jobs right before the holiday season. There is no doubt that the separation between Konami ...

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