Things just keep getting weirder in regards to the fallout between Hideo Kojima and Konami. From the public confusion over whether he was fired or not, to their “joint statement” confirming what was happening, to the closing of Kojima Productions, and more, things just keep adding up. It got more absurd when Kojima’s name was removed from the official box art for Metal Gear Solid V. And now? You’re apparently erasing the logo in game as well, as reported by Games Radar.
In a mission for Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (that was apparently added before the fallout happened), you’ll be using a UV light to erase the logo of past Hideo Kojima games. If you succeed in your mission, a message will display stating:
“You might be able to erase the markings, but the memories will never disappear.”
There’s also a rumor that a voice message from Hideo Kojima himself will arise, thanking the fans for all their support over the years.
This is a very curious find, and you have to wonder whether Kojima knew about what was going to happen, or if this was just a weird case of “coincidental” foreshadowing for the fall that was to come. Regardless, Metal Gear Solid V will be Kojima’s last Metal Gear game, which is set to release on September 1st.