Konami hiring for next 'Metal Gear' game

Looks like Konami is moving on, with or without Hideo Kojima.

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It's time for the latest chapter in the ongoing saga of "As the Kojima Turns." Last time, Hideo Kojima had finally escaped Konami by sneaking out under a cardboard box before emerging as the head of an independently-owned Kojima Productions. Kojima is now working with Sony, but where does that leave Snake? Well, Konami may be putting all its energy in pachinko machines these days, but that doesn't mean it's abandoning Metal Gear, even if the original creator is long gone.

GamesRadar has observed that Konami is currently hiring for an unrevealed Metal Gear project. The job description is calling for "boundless imagination" and "experience in high-end game development."

There are a few takeaways from this latest turn. First off, Konami has previously stated that there will be more Metal Gear games moving forward, but this is the first actual move to match these bold claims. Secondly, Konami seems to be moving towards a "Metal Gear" game, but the omission of the word "Solid" should not be overlooked, since it could be the publisher moving away from Snake and towards a different element of the Metal Gear universe. Or it could just be a mobile game.

Regardless, Shacknews has reached out to Konami and we will offer any updates as they arise.

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    December 17, 2015 11:12 AM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Konami hiring for next 'Metal Gear' game

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      December 17, 2015 11:27 AM

      Hah. It might be a mobile game.

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      December 17, 2015 11:27 AM

      Metal Gear?! Hmmm...

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      December 17, 2015 11:30 AM

      Lol.

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      December 17, 2015 11:30 AM

      hahahahahahaha shit.

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      December 17, 2015 11:31 AM

      Metal Gear slot machine and video poker.

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      December 17, 2015 11:32 AM

      oh boy cant wait to see this shitshow

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      December 17, 2015 11:32 AM

      Snake's Revenge 2!

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      December 17, 2015 11:33 AM

      I thought these twats were getting out of game development. I'd really appreciate it if they did at this point.

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      December 17, 2015 11:37 AM

      metal gear pachinko!

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      December 17, 2015 11:37 AM

      Of course they announce this on the heels of Kojima's announcement.

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      December 17, 2015 11:43 AM

      They could just transfer the janitors from their health clubs back to the game studio.

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      December 17, 2015 11:45 AM

      Oh, Konami.

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      December 17, 2015 11:48 AM

      I'm sold. Preorder'd.

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      December 17, 2015 11:57 AM

      Gooooood luck with that shit.

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      December 17, 2015 11:59 AM

      get absolutely fucked

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      December 17, 2015 12:13 PM

      Metal Gear HR

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      December 17, 2015 12:41 PM

      Man this just seems so fucked up :( they let go Kojima and do all that back handed shit and now they are making a new Metal Gear game? Sounds like the biggest F U in history.

      Well good luck with that, I am sure it is a mobile game though.

      Could they have such massive balls that they want to show Kojima they don't need him for a Metal Gear game? Imagine if this is another Metal Gear game like a full out console game... this is going to be interesting. I seriously doubt it though,

      Man if they actually do another Metal Gear aka full game like V man they are going to be hard core criticised if not boycotted all together.

      I wish I could go into the future and see what will be the out come.

      Crazy.

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      December 17, 2015 12:44 PM

      Is there an article that crisply summarizes the Konami drama?

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        December 17, 2015 12:45 PM

        We're actually looking into Year in Review articles where we're going to recap some of the biggest stories of the year. Trust me. This is at the top of our list.

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          December 17, 2015 12:51 PM

          Great idea, although good luck on the gamergate component of that aritcle

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          December 17, 2015 1:21 PM

          Shacknews have been awesome with the content this year. They should win the 2015 gaming and investment hybrid website of the year award

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        December 17, 2015 1:09 PM

        Been meaning to read this but haven't gotten around to it

        http://www.polygon.com/2015/12/16/10220356/hideo-kojima-konami-explainer-metal-gear-solid-silent-hills

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        December 17, 2015 2:04 PM

        Mostly likely really old Japanese dudes (that should have retired) decided the best way to keep up with the times was to go scorched earth with pretty much the only consistent studio that appealed to western audiences they had.

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      December 17, 2015 12:46 PM

      Professional bikini model here. Sign me the fuck up.

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      December 17, 2015 12:55 PM

      fucking lol

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      December 17, 2015 1:08 PM

      They should be hiring people to finish MGSV instead

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        December 17, 2015 1:43 PM

        Is the PC multiplayer still being worked on?

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          December 17, 2015 1:45 PM

          If by 'worked on' you mean 'made worse' then yeah I think so. They have been making it harder and harder to play the game without having to engage in the MP in order to encourage people to buy their in game currency micro-transactions from what I understand.

          I made it to the end of chapter 1 before most of the changes started so I'm just going by what I have heard on podcasts, etc.

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            December 17, 2015 4:22 PM

            I beat the game basically without participating in the online stuff. I did "Mosquito's Legacy" events which is technically online but instead of invading a real person's FOB it's more or less a story mission. No retaliation or anything like that. I haven't spent any real money beyond the initial cost of the game and I've finished all the mother base platforms, built maybe half of the online platforms on the first FOB you get for free, and developed a butt load of weapons, items, and armor.

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      December 17, 2015 1:11 PM

      You'd have to be a fucking masochist.

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      December 17, 2015 1:47 PM

      Metal Gear microtransactions coming to a mobile device near you.

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      December 17, 2015 1:47 PM

      Watch they make it the most generic cover shooter with 4 hours of game play..

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      December 17, 2015 1:48 PM

      Super baby method?!

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      December 17, 2015 2:05 PM

      We need to rename the Konami Code. FOR JUSTICE.

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      December 17, 2015 2:09 PM

      That's like making a Jurassic Park movie without Spielberg.

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      December 17, 2015 2:10 PM

      Anybody good at this vidja game shit?

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      December 17, 2015 2:35 PM

      Let's hope it's Snake, Raiden, Quiet, and Ocelot in a game like this

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X-Men_(1992_video_game)

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      December 17, 2015 4:24 PM

      This is kind of despicable but if they make another real Metal Gear game I'll still buy it.

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      December 17, 2015 4:56 PM

      I saw the image on the main page, and for a brief moment I thought something was going down the Red Dead Redemption.

      ...sigh

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      December 17, 2015 5:35 PM

      they will be ashamed of their words and their deeds

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      December 17, 2015 6:57 PM

      good luck Konami, but I won't buy it

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      December 18, 2015 11:41 AM

      could actually turn out to be a decent game..
      or some mobile/video poker crap.
      either way..
      itll be lower budget than a Kojima game, im sure. (which doesnt mean itll be a bad game)

      im glad Kojima left Konami. He's got that Sony money now.

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        December 18, 2015 11:41 AM

        ... and Konami are a company of shit lords

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      December 18, 2015 8:18 PM

      There are lots of metal gears in slot machines.