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Konami Barred Hideo Kojima From Accepting Metal Gear Award

Konami Barred Hideo Kojima From Accepting Metal Gear Award

Konami Barred Hideo Kojima From Accepting Metal Gear Award

Konami Barred Hideo Kojima From Accepting Metal Gear Award

 

Hideo Kojima, the director/designer of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain was barred from attending last night's video game awards by Konami, resulting in an award fro the game being given to Kiefer Sutherland on his behalf.  

When the news regarding Hideo Kojima's absence was delivered by host Geoff Keighley, the audience boo'd in protest of Konami's action. 

 

As you noticed, Hideo Kojima is not here with us tonight and I want to tell you a little about that. Mr. Kojima had every intention of being with us tonight, but unfortunately he was informed by a lawyer representing Konami just recently that he would not be allowed to travel to tonight’s awards ceremony to accept any awards. [crowd boos] He’s still under an employment contract. And it’s disappointing and it’s inconceivable to me that an artist like Hideo would not be allowed to come here and celebrate with his peers and his fellow teammates.

 

  Konami Barred Hideo Kojima From Accepting Metal Gear Award  

In Japan at the Sony Playstation awards Hideo Kojima was also not present, resulting in an award for Metal gear Solid V being given to a Konami PR representative. Konami has refused to comment on the situation. 

 

You can join the discussion on Hideo Kojima's abscence from the Video game awards on the OC3D Forums

 

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04-12-2015, 12:29:13

SpencerUk
Very much apparrent that Konami still is unable to grow up.

Be very interested to see where Kojima ends up.Quote

04-12-2015, 12:32:41

Dark NighT
Utterly Pathetic konami.Quote

04-12-2015, 12:36:56

WYP
Quote:
Originally Posted by SpencerUk View Post
Very much apparrent that Konami still is unable to grow up.

Be very interested to see where Kojima ends up.
Apparently there is an Anti-competitive agreement between Konami and Kojima, so he can't announce anything that he is or planing on doing for another while.

Hopefully he will so independent and start his own studio, as I imagine he will get a tonne of money for a kickstarter.Quote

04-12-2015, 15:09:21

NeverBackDown
Not a big deal imo. He signed the contract and if it's still valid then he still must abide by it.Quote
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