Everyone was shocked when Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima revealed that he and Konami would no longer be working together after MGS V released in September. After months of speculation, it was announced that the famed designer was officially leaving Konami as of yesterday and free to start his new studio and a partnership with Sony.
— fyrasec (@Fyrasec) December 16, 2015
— Commissar Bear (@The_Fr33K) December 16, 2015
— Ashe (@ladyinsanity) December 16, 2015
@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN MY BOY KOJIMA IS FREEE!!!!
— Anthony C. (@Peanut0423) December 16, 2015
@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN Welcome to freedom, Kojima-San.
— Social Justice Prime (@aston_wave) December 16, 2015
"Kojima.. You're free!" pic.twitter.com/twbJtqO3XF
— Jared Rea (@jaredr) December 16, 2015
Calling your new studio Kojima Productions doesn’t hurt, either.
@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN 2015 – KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS UPRISING
— Gerson Diolola (@GersonDiolola) December 16, 2015
I'm impressed at how fluent a Japanese speaker Andrew House is!
Also, calling it "Kojima Productions" is a great middle finger to Konami.
— Samit Sarkar (@SamitSarkar) December 16, 2015
I kind of love that Kojima just said "screw it" and gave his new studio the same name as his old studio: Kojima Productions.
— Britton Peele (@BrittonPeele) December 16, 2015
I love that Kojima made a new studio, still called "Kojima Productions". What the fuck is Konami gonna do, sue him for using his own name?
— Henrik Ilisson (@GrantDN) December 16, 2015
Maybe Silent Hills can be a thing now?
@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN Can you at least pursuade Konami to let you continue to work on Silent Hills?
— A (@Toaster_Army) December 16, 2015
"I'm pleased to be here at Sony working on a new title; TOTALLY DEFINITELY 100% NOT SERIOUSLY IT ISN'T Silent Hills"- Hideo Kojima
— Hazu @Rest 4 Magfest (@Hazukari) December 16, 2015
Maybe we'll finally get Silent Hills now. To avoid stepping on Konami's toes, they can call it "Quiet Mounts". #KojimaIsFree
— Franklin (@FrankieWeldon) December 16, 2015
what if kojima teams up with Guillermo del Toro and junji ito and makes "totally not" silent hills
CAN YOU IMAGINE THAT
— Iguana (@animetiddies) December 16, 2015
And of course, plenty of people took the time to rail on Konami.
KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS!!! ? I'm so proud of Hideo this is great fucking news Konami you done fucked up lol
— ron's charizard (@yoronnyg) December 16, 2015
I bet kojima productions becomes so big kojima eventually buys all of konami then burns every building to the ground
— yuuki hiroma (@VongolaGearX) December 16, 2015
Konami right now after Kojima has left for Sony. pic.twitter.com/o6x0AVTzrj
— Chris (@Tsukento) December 16, 2015
Sony to Konami: "I'ma let you finish…" https://t.co/ANiQY4Mv2j
— N'Gai Croal (@ncroal) December 16, 2015
Konami: And Kojima's contract is up……….nnnnnow
*Sony bursts through the wall like the fucking hulk* "WE HERE AT SONY ARE PROUD TO ANN-
— Chris Person (@Papapishu) December 16, 2015
Everyone can unfollow Konami now.
— ICKY (@ickydesu) December 16, 2015
Kojima has officially left Konami. He is officially the last exciting thing that will ever be released by Konami.
— CEO Kaz Hirai (@KazHiraiCEO) December 15, 2015
I mean… who wouldn’t?
— shinobi602 (@shinobi602) December 16, 2015
Industry people were ecstatic.
My friend, we are with you on this journey every step of the way. Can't wait for what's next. https://t.co/Z4R2MKNSml
— Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) December 16, 2015
@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN Congratulations! All the best for this new beginning. ✌
— Deus Ex (@DeusEx) December 16, 2015
it's time to make kojima great again
— Patrick Klepek (@patrickklepek) December 16, 2015
Might I suggest celebrating by playing #TacoMaster Vita?
— Greg Miller (@GameOverGreggy) December 16, 2015
— Josh Hamrick (@Josh_Hamrick) December 16, 2015
The most important thing: gamers are just happy for Kojima.
@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN Congratulations to you on your first step in a new chapter of your life. We will support you every step along the way.
— Tony the Tiger (@Sparky916) December 16, 2015
@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN I wish you luck in your future endeavors and eagerly await your next project!
— Deggis (@Deggisfox) December 16, 2015
@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN The best has yet to come. Biggest support from me and my mom, whom are your fans!
— TheLegendOfW (@TheLegendOfW) December 16, 2015
— Another Shy Guy (@zschnur) December 16, 2015
— Damo Hicks (@damohicks) December 16, 2015
Even Connor. He wouldn’t be strong without you, bro.
@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN if u need a job homie my boy connor at 7-11 says theyre hiring hmu
— Duke (@bugliker) December 16, 2015
How do you feel about Kojima’s new studio and partnership? Let us know in the comments below.