Something's happening at Konami. Yesterday, Reddit users noticed that all mentions of Kojima Productions and Hideo Kojima were removed from the company’s site. Kojima Productions portal was renamed into Metal Gear portal and Metal Gear series now has a completely new Twitter account. Looks like Kojima Productions is coming to an end.
Konami has recently released a press release stating that Hideo Kojima is removed from the Executive Content Manager’s position starting from April 1 to which his was appointed last summer. Today, after the fans’ turmoil Konami has released another statement which says that Kojima-san is continuing his work on Metal Gear Solid V and the game is going to be released as planned.
As for Silent Hills, currently we only know that, according to GameSpot editor Peter Brown, the contract for the game was signed by Konami and Guillermo del Toro and the deal does not include Hideo Kojima. Kojima-san is refraining from commentaries, but has posted a somewhat hinting tweet on March 16.
At the moment, we don’t know if it is part of Konami’s reorganisation or some kind of Hideo Kojima’s mystifications and how this will affect Silent Hills development. We are hoping to get all the answers in the near future.
Sources: Kotaku, GameSpot