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News video games 23 October 2023, 07:06

author: Zuzanna Domeradzka

Hideo Kojima Still Shunned at Konami; Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection Materials Don't Mention Him

Konami apparently still doesn't want anything to do with Hideo Kojima. The well-known designer is not included on the new materials in the upcoming compilation Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection Vol. 1.

Source: Konami

Hideo Kojima is one of the most creative and well-known game developers. His intriguing visions have apeared, for example, in Death Stranding. Previously, Kojima created the legendary stealth game series Metal Gear. Unfortunately, Konami - responsible for the games starring Snake - still seems to underestimate the producer, who left the company years ago.

Debuting on the market tomorrow is Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection Vol. 1, which includes ports of the five parts of the series. The first reviews of the compilation are already hitting the web, as well as videos recorded by players. Thanks to the latter, we learn that Konami made no mention of the fact that Kojima is primarily responsible for the original installments. This applies to the set's cover and launch screen - since we are dealing exclusively with game ports, the original titles' end credits and introductions have not been changed, therefore, Hideo Kojima is mentioned there.

However, this does not change the fact that Konami avoids giving detailed information about the former employee in the new materials. At the launch of the compilation (via GamesRadar ) only displays a general message about the "vision of the original creator."

"This game contains themes that may be considered obsolete. However, these elements have been included [in the package - ed. note] without changes in order to preserve the historical context in which the game was created and the original vision of the creator."

Thus, admittedly, we are not dealing with a situation similar to that of a few years ago (removal of information about Kojima from promo materials of MGS V), but Konami still does not have a friendly relationship with the legendary producer. What would be welcome, however, would be a mention of him in the new materials from Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection Vol. 1 or a thank you to Kojima, as was ultimately the case with Phantom Pain. By their lack, the end of this deep reaching dispute seems unlikely.

Finally, let us recall that Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection Vol. 1 will be released tomorrow on PS5, Xbox Series X/S and Nintendo Switch consoles and PC.