We all know Hideo Kojima for his creation of the Metal Gear Solid V franchise. You would think that if the game won an award, he should be the right representative to receive it. Sadly, that’s not what Konami thinks.
At Game Awards 2015, Metal Gear Solid V won the title for best action/adventure game during the show. Kojima couldn’t make it to the show to accept the award, because apparently, Konami has instructed him not to do so. Even so, Kiefer Sutherland, voice of Snake in MGSV, accepted the award on behalf of Kojima and his production team.
Host of the Game Awards, Geoff Keighley explains:
Mr. Kojima had every intention of being with us tonight but unfortunately he was informed by a lawyer representing Konami just recently that he would not be allowed to travel to tonight’s awards ceremony to accept any awards.
It seems that Mr. Kojima is still under an employment contract, despite recent news of him leaving the company. We’re not sure what’s really going on between Kojima and Konami, but it is rather awkward that Hideo Kojima isn’t there to receive the award when in fact, he can. Regardless, many would agree that Metal Gear Solid V is a success, despite the fact that the game could have been longer.