Hideo Kojima has had a rough couple of months. While he did put out the wildly successful Metal Gear Solid V, he left Kojima Productions and Konami since then has been going through some crazy crap. Things got even weirder when Geoff Keighley announced at the Game Awards tonight that Kojima straight up wasn’t legally allowed by Konami to attend.
That. Is. Fucked. Up. And naturally, Twitter rallied to the famed developer’s side after hearing of this seriously screwy news.
WOW. What the fuck, Konami???
— smurfee mcgee (@smurfee_mcgee) December 4, 2015
Sad that MGSV is the last Kojima Metal Gear. Not sad that it's the last Konami-published game I'll ever buy.
— 𝙨𝙖𝙫𝙖𝙜𝙚 𝙨𝙩𝙖𝙧𝙡𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩 (@__caprica) December 4, 2015
— Sara Ventura (@SvennaCirclet) December 4, 2015
imagine being the head of konami pr and having to pretend like your company isnt batshit crazy
— horny for smash ultimate (@slimeblight) December 4, 2015
More or less.
I think Konami has officially managed to pull of more bullcrap and get more bullcrap in one year than SEGA or Capcom ever have.
— Garrett Williamson (@gwillymusic) December 4, 2015
Team Kojima FTW
January: oh yeah Konami's cool can't wait for pt and mgsv
June:eh, they're okay, I supoose
Now: YOU FUCKING PIECES OF SHITS FUCK YOU KONAMI
— Sean @ MAGfest (@Stairfax) December 4, 2015
i could cry i respect kojima so much he made the games i love so dearly ;;
— 🦇 Versace 🦇 (@moonlandfake) December 4, 2015
After fucking over Kojima, did people actually think Konami would continue with decent games.
— SoulFire Photography 💙 #TeamUldren (@SoulfirePhotos) December 4, 2015
"Konami does not care about Hideo Kojima"
*Mike Myers looks on, slack-jawed*
— Super Doof Bros Ultimate 🌈 (@Electivirus) December 4, 2015
Coming soon: Metal Gear Solid VI: Operation Rescue Storm
Jack Bauer: "I'm gonna need you for a rescue mission. We've got to save Kojima."
Luke Skywalker: "You know I'm down." #TheGameAwards
— Robert "Son of a Nutcracker" Workman (@thedcd) December 4, 2015
There’s a fascinating book to made from all this.
IN JANUARY WHEN KOJIMA FINISHES HIS CONTRACT OUT, I WANT HIM TO GO ON A TELL ALL ABOUT EVERYTHING BUT FIRST TELL AN EASY WAY TO BEAT PT
— MightyMarc (@_MightyMarc_) December 4, 2015
One thing’s for certain: no one is Konami’s friend right now.
Konami seems very good at business
— Eric Pope (@MrPope) December 4, 2015
— Emma 🦇 (@nycticeivs) December 4, 2015
How do you feel about this whole Kojima thing? Let us know in the comments below.