Konami has issued a joint statement with Hideo Kojima regarding the status of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.
In the post, Konami states that the likely last Kojima-directed Metal Gear game will still launch on the scheduled release date of September 1, 2015. Hideo Kojima reassures fans that he is still "100% involved" and that he intends on making MGSV: The Phantom Pain the greatest game he’s ever directed.
Read the full statement below:
March 20th, 2015
Thank you for your continued patronage of KONAMI products and services.
The latest title in the METAL GEAR series,“METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN” (below, “MGSV: TPP”), will be released as planned starting on Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 in North America, Latin America, and Europe, followed by Japan and Asia on Wednesday, September 2nd. Hideo Kojima will remain involved throughout.
Hideo Kojima stated, "I want to reassure fans that I am 100% involved and will continue working on METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN; I’m determined to make it the greatest game I’ve directed to date. Don’t miss it!"
In addition, KONAMI will continue to develop and distribute top-quality content in the METAL GEAR series following “MGSV: TPP.” We greatly anticipate and deeply appreciate your ongoing support for METAL GEAR.
As the next step in the series, KONAMI has already resolved to develop new “METAL GEAR”.
We will be conducting interviews for main staff to lead the development.
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