With rumors of a divorce between Konami and Kojima Productions taking the internet by storm, Konami doesn’t seem to be ready to abandon the Metal Gear series.
Today the Japanese branch of the publisher announced with a press release that not only it will continue to release Metal Gear games after The Phantom Pain, but it has already determined to launch the production of a new Metal Gear series.
In fact, Konami has opened a webpage seeking staff for a new team working on the series, looking for developers with experience in high-end game production and planning, rich imagination and the ability to generate innovative ideas.
We probably will never know for sure what caused the rift between Kojima-san and Konami, but after so many years working side by side, it’s not unlikely for differences of opinion to emerge.
We’ll have to wait and see what will come out of this, but for the moment, we still have The Phantom Pain to play.