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MGS 5 voice actor says Kojima Productions has been "dissolved"

It's been a while since we've heard anything about the convoluted Konami and Kojima situation that led to the removal of the Kojima Productions name from all Metal Gear Solid branding. While Kojima's name has been returned to Metal Gear Solid 5 (opens in new tab), a tweet (opens in new tab) from Akio Otskuka, Snake's Japanese voice actor, says that Kojima Productions as a whole has been "dissolved."

As reported and translated by Kotaku (opens in new tab), Otskuka states “Kojima Productions got dissolved and due to the team’s hard effort, the game is just about finished. This is no exaggeration, but it’s bound to be a supreme masterpiece! I can’t help it if I want to say, ‘I kept you waiting.’ (lol) Even if this is the last time... MGS lives forever!”

Otskuka previously tweeted his support for Metal Gear Solid 5 and urged fans not to boycott it after US voice actress Donna Burke announced that Kojima had been fired from Konami (opens in new tab). There has still been no official comment from Kojima or Konami on the situation but at least we've still got MGS 5 which clearly has Kojima all over it. Complete with cardboard box surfing down hills. See below.

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Louise Blain is a journalist and broadcaster specialising in gaming, technology, and entertainment. She is the presenter of BBC Radio 3’s monthly Sound of Gaming show and has a weekly consumer tech slot on BBC Radio Scotland. She can also be found on BBC Radio 4, BBC Five Live, Netflix UK's YouTube Channel, and on The Evolution of Horror podcast. As well as her work on GamesRadar, Louise writes for NME, T3, and TechRadar. When she’s not working, you can probably find her watching horror movies or playing an Assassin’s Creed game and getting distracted by Photo Mode.