The past few days, rumours have been going around that Konami was putting all AAA development on hold. This was started from a French site which claimed that their “sources” the reason that technology director Julien Merceron left was due to that Konami had no plans to continue developing triple-A games besides Pro Evolution Soccer.
Recently Su-Yina Farmer, community manager at Konami Europe, took to Twitter yesterday to voice her thoughts, saying “I hope re-purposing speculation and rumour as news, isn’t the new standard”
I hope re-purposing speculation and rumour as news, isn't the new standard
— Su (@ParodiSu) September 18, 2015
With that a user on Reddit opened a support ticket and inquired about the future of both Metal Gear Solid and the future of the Fox Engine. The full response can be found here, but what follows is the main point.
“I can promise you that we’re definitely not leaving Metal Gear behind or anything like that. I know some blogs were claiming that online this morning, but I’m not really sure where they’d be getting that from.
We’re still definitely working on console games and franchises such as Metal Gear, Silent Hill, Castlevania, PES and all the rest.”
We were about to post the rumour on the day, but we did a bit of digging and found that it was just some website looking for some attention. Even looking at the job section, they are still recruiting staff for a new Metal Gear project.