Friday, December 4, 2015

Hideo Kojima Was Prohibited From Attending The Game Awards

What was probably the biggest surprise of The Game Awards 2015 wasn't an award or a world premiere. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain won the award for best action/adventure game tonight. Accepting on behalf of Hideo Kojima was Big Boss voice actor Kiefer Sutherland. Why didn’t Hideo Kojima accept the award himself you may ask ? That’s because Kojima was not able to attend. Following the presentation of the award, host and producer Geoff Keighley revealed that Kojima was legally prohibited by Konami from attending. 
"As you noticed Hideo Kojima is not here tonight," Keighley said. "Mr. Kojima had every intention of being here, but unfortunately he was informed by a lawyer representing Konami that he would not be allowed to travel to tonight’s award ceremony to accept any awards. He’s still under employment and contract and it’s disappointing. It’s inconceivable to me that an artist like Hideo Kojima would not be allowed to come here and celebrate with his peers and his fellow teammates." 
Geoff Keighley stood up for Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima and confirmed Konami and Kojima’s relationship. What do you think of the Kojima and Konami situation ?

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