Confirmed: Kojima leaves Konami to work on PS4 console exclusive [Updated]
Update: Sony Computer Entertainment president Andrew House took to YouTube late Tuesday night to confirm that Hideo Koijma's first independently produced game will be made as a "collaboration with PlayStation" to launch exclusively on Sony consoles. A Q&A posted on Medium confirmed that the new Kojima Productions is not a subsidiary of Sony, and that future Kojima Productions games (past the first) won't necessarily be exclusive to PlayStation. Kojima's next game, which is being described as "something completely new," will also come to the PC after its PS4 release.
It looks like Hideo Kojima's long, troubled history with publisher Konami has finally come to an end. Translations of a Nikkei news article out of Japan say the Metal Gear Solid creator officially left the company on December 15, taking a few team members from his Kojima Productions studio with him to start a new company. The report also suggests that Kojima's first new title under the independent company could debut on Sony's PlayStation 4.