According to a twitter post by the Japanese voice actor who portrays Solid Snake in the Metal Gear franchise, Kojima productions as officially shut down.
“Kojima Productions was forced to disband, but it appears that the work that the team has been putting their utmost effort into is nearly complete. I’m not exaggerating when I say that I expect it will become their greatest masterpiece. I couldn’t help it. I just wanted to say ‘Kept you waiting, huh?’ (Laughs.) But even if this is the end, Metal Gear Solid is immortal!”
This may be the final word in the long-running confusion over what was the fate of Hideo Kojima and his company. After a bumpy start with rumors and contradictions between both Hideo and Konami, the two seemed to finally get their stories straight and confirm that this is happening. However, Konami did note that Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain may be the last Kojima made Metal Gear game, but it may not be the last one we ever see.
We’ll have to wait and see how this plays out in the near and far future for both parties, but for now, all we can do is wait for September 1st to arrive so that we can play Metal Gear Solid V.