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Hideo Kojima hasn't left Konami, he's just on holidays, says Konami

According to Konami, Hideo Kojima didn't leave the company, he's just on vacation

By Anthony Garreffa on Oct 20, 2015 11:34 pm CDT - 0 mins, 47 secs reading time

It was only yesterday that we reported that Hideo Kojima had left Konami after a huge 29-year stint, but according to Konami, he's taking a long deserved vacation.

Hideo Kojima hasn't left Konami, he's just on holidays, says Konami | TweakTown.com

Konami denied Kojima left the studio to Japanese site Tokyo Sports, which Kotaku translated: "Currently, Kojima is listed as a company employee" according to a Konami spokesperson. But there was a purported farewell party for Kojima, and then the Konami spokesperson shot those rumors down, adding: "We're not sure what kind of thing this was".

How long will the Konami team be off enjoy their vacation time after pumping away at Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain? Konami doesn't know. But New Yorker contributor Simon Parkin, who broke the story on his "Kojima has left the building" story, shared a photo of the purported goodbye party for Kojima at Kojima Productions. The photo above is from the purported party, but Konami denies it took place.

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