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The biggest surprise of The Game Awards 2015 wasn't an award or reveal. It was Geoff Keighley standing up for Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima.
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. The reason? Kojima was not able to attend.
Following the presentation of the award, host and producer Geoff Keighley bluntly revealed that Kojima was legally prohibited by Metal Gear's publisher from making the trip .
"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."
In one fell swoop, Keighley confirmed the rumors swirling for months around the Konami/Kojima relationship. Kojima is still under Konami's employ, and things are not well in the relationship.
We've reached out to Konami for comment and will update should we receive a response.
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After this morning's report that Sony would be skipping Gamescom, many were curious if Microsoft would be following suit.
Responding to inquiry on twitter on whether Microsoft planned to split announcements between E3 and Gamescom, head of Xbox Phil Spencer offered the following reply:
— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) May 6, 2015
Last year at Gamescom, Microsoft announced new hardware bundles, Rise of the Tomb Raider details, beta details for Fable Legends and Evolve, and the revealed that Goat Simulator would release on the Xbpx One.
Sony's decision to sit this one out is still surprising, considering the size of the German show. It's no surprise Microsoft plans to attend, but it's nice to get a confirmation.
In a tweet, longtime Solid Snake voice actor David Hayter
spoke enthusiastically about attending E3. This was enough to fan the flames of
speculation that perhaps Hideo Kojima has changed his mind about having a new
voice for Snake in Metal Gear Solid V.
Hayter sent out the tweet below:
Now, Hayter could be attending the show for his own reasons, but it's notable that Konami is also going to announce the voice
actor for Snake at the show, according to this video on Gamespot. Previously,
both Hayter and Kojima have said that he is not involved in the game.
If this has all been ruse, it certainly wouldn't be the
first bit of trickery related to Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.
Nintendo didn’t attend Gamescom last year, missing out on Europe’s biggest gaming trade show, but it is returning to this year.
"Nintendo's return is an absolute highlight for our community, exhibitors and trade visitors from around the world,” Gamescom project manager Tim Endres told Gamesindustry. “We are also in very promising talks with other key players in the industry with regard to Gamescom 2013.”
Nintendo will be joined by a plethora of other developers including Bethesda Softworks, Konami, Riot Games, and Ubisoft, just to name a few.
Gamescom takes place on August 21 in Cologne, Germany.
MineCon will return in 2012, though it won’t be held in its previous Las Vegas digs. Mojang director of fun (seriously her title) Lydia Winters took to the company’s blog and cursorily detailed the next MineCon as taking place in “a secret location” somewhere in Europe. Winters promised “ALL the details” as soon as Mojang signs the lease for its Europe-based convention.
Additionally, Winters confirmed that Mojang will indeed be attending PAX Prime once more this August/September, though she didn’t say what those Minecrafty folks will be showing off. We’ve got high hopes of seeing the next big update to Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition, and we suspect that 0x10c may also be in attendance.