By Jerry Hrechka / November 3rd, 2015
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain did as well financially as you could expect a Metal Gear game to do. That is to say that it did immensely well, despite the fact that the game was marred by a good deal of inner turmoil, which resulted in Konami trying to take Kojima’s name off the game, rumors of the company dissolving his studio, and completely ending development of Silent Hills. There are even conflicting accounts as to whether or not Kojima is even still working at Konami.
Regardless, Konami is still looking at pursuing another sequel to the highly successful franchise. According to the print edition of Nikkei, Konami is looking at their options into creating a new Metal Gear game. It’s also reported that Kojima — who according to Konami is currently “on vacation” — hasn’t said whether or not he’s going to be working on the game. Nothing was said about the game other than it would require a massive investment.
Considering the final fate of Silent Hills was to be scrapped and the franchise getting a pachinko machine right after, I can’t imagine that Kojima would be particularly eager to rejoin the company for another attempt at a game. But that’s just me. Let us know what you think about this in the comments below.
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