Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima was aware of an impending split between his studio and publisher Konami, and alluded to it in , according to a gameplay video posted online.
The footage, which was uploaded to YouTube by user , shows Ground Zeroes’ Deja Vu Mission, in which players take control of a era Snake and recreate iconic scenes from the seminal PlayStation title.
It seems, however, there was also a prophetic sub-mission in which the player must find logos for Metal Gear titles from throughout the series’ history.
When logos for games directed by Hideo Kojima are found, they are expunged–a rather haunting prediction of recent events, where Konami the Kojima Productions logo from official artwork for The Phantom Pain, , and previous titles, as well as references to them being “A Hideo Kojima Game” from marketing material.
Anything not made by Kojima, however, is dismissed by Kaz: “Looks like that’s nothing special,” he says, when pointing looking at the Metal Gear Acid 2 logo.
Eventually, Kaz delivers a line directly addressing the split and, it would seem, Konami: “You might be able to erase the marking, but the memories will never disappear.”
A source close to Kojima Productions told GameSpot in March that the studio following the completion of The Phantom Pain. It is understood that the team’s contracts run until December.
The has been set for September 1 on , , , and . The is scheduled to arrive two weeks later.