Konami Wants New Staff for Next Metal Gear Game

Hours after news of Hideo Kojima's impending departure, Konami assures work on the franchise will continue.

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Publisher Konami has announced that it is in the planning stages of developing a new Metal Gear game.

Furthermore, the corporation added that it is conducting "auditions for main staff to lead the development," and has asked interested developers to get in touch.

Hideo Kojima, who has spearheaded the Metal Gear franchise at Konami for nearly thirty years, is expected to leave the company in December, following the release of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain. The publisher has not commented on this matter specifically, but has issued a statement assuring that it will continue to work on the franchise.

"Konami will continue to develop and distribute top-quality content in the Metal Gear series following Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain. We greatly anticipate and deeply appreciate your ongoing support for Metal Gear."

It added: "As the next step in the series, Konami has already resolved to develop a new Metal Gear title. We will be conducting auditions for main staff to lead the development. Interested parties are encouraged to contact us to via the recruitment page of the Konami official website."

Metal Gear Solid 5, Kojima’s latest iteration in the famed series, ships in September on PlayStation 4,PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC.

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