The COO of EA has said that he thinks the rift between Hideo Kojima and Konami can be healed.
All signs point to the departure of Kojima from Konami once Metal Gear Solid V is launched next month. But despite the growing body of evidence, Peter Moore told GameSpot that he believes the pair still have a future together.
I’ve always liked Kojima-san. I got on with him during my days at Microsoft. I just think… what’s going on there… I just think both of them should kiss and make up,” he said.
From my experience, and I’ve spent a lot of time working in Japan, I think that Konami and Kojima will figure it out. Those kinds of business relationships [in Japan] are typically for life, and Kojima is such an important part in what has gone on there.
Clearly, they’re at a rocky stage in their marriage. But you could take what is said about [Kojima Productions], about a game not adhering to budgets, about a game not being ready, and you could apply that to a lot of people.
They’ll kiss and make up. They’ll be fine.”