Despite the departure of creator Hideo Kojima, Konami is determined to keep the Metal Gear franchise alive. However, the next title they’re planning, Metal Gear Survive, was not met well by fans and critics. For it went from a gripping story driven title with action and stealth elements, to a zombie killing game that had both singleplayer and multiplayer modes.
One of the biggest news stories throughout this year has been the breakdown and fallout of Konami and Hideo Kojima. The two have fought, reconciled, and yet still haven’t had their full story told. With Metal Gear Solid 5 (the last Metal Gear game Kojima will likely ever work on) a huge success on numerous levels, it has made people wonder if Metal Gear can truly (long term) survive without Kojima.
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.
Yesterday, mixed reports from Konami had fans and gamers in an uproar, as the weren’t sure whether gaming legend Hideo Kojima, creator of the Metal Gear series was still at the company. Or, if he would be able to finish Metal Gear Solid V. Rumors and speculation went wild, with Konami not really helping matters by using fancy wordplay to both confirm and deny certain statements.
For all you PlayStation owners who have been awaiting patiently for the release of Ground Zeroes, you can now begin downloading it VIA the PlayStation network store on both the PS3 and PS4.
In commemoration of MetalGear‘s 25th anniversary, Konami has announced Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection. The collection features Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Solid 2: HD Edition, Metal Gear Solid 3: HD Edition, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker HD Edition, Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions, and Metal Gear Solid 4: Trophy Edition. Also included is the two Ashley Wood digital graphic novels.
Konami has released new details on the upcoming MGS collection heading to PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360. All the information after the jump! (more…)