GameSpot is reporting that Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima will leave Konami once his contract ends in December due to a fallout between the parent company and his subsidiary Kojima Prodcutions. His upcoming game, Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain is still coming out on Sept. 1, but after that, according to GameSpot’s source, the veteran game designer, and likely all the lead members of Kojima Productions, will exit.
Although his departure doesn’t seemingly affect the next Metal Gear Solid game, it will probably have a great affect on the Silent Hills project with film director Guillermo Del Toro.
Without Kojima, the rights to Silent Hills will go back to Konami. Whether the company will continue to develop the game with Del Toro or not is the question we need an answer for. Heck, we don’t even know if it will keep The Walking Dead actor Norman Reedus in his role in the game.
If it gets cancelled though, it will leave Del Toro with another failed game. The director previously announced a game under now-defunct publisher THQ, but the game hasn’t surfaced since 2012.
The P.T. demo could be the last we ever see of Silent Hills.
Tyler Colp has been writing about games as a journalist and a critic for over five years. His work has appeared on The Escapist, Venture Beat, BitPulse, and Pixel Enemy. He’s into loud music and anything that has to do with Dark Souls.