Sections

Find out how to kick start your games industry career

Get Your Free Ticket Today

Konami shutters Los Angeles studio

20 jobs reportedly lost as Kojima Productions arm is officially closed

Konami has confirmed the closure of the Los Angeles studio it opened in 2013 to aid development of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

Initially, the studio was a branch of Kojima Productions, back when Konami was willing to embrace the brand of its most famous developer. It was rebranded as Konami Los Angeles Studio in March this year, at around the same time that evidence of the dissolution of Konami's relationship with Hideo Kojima started to emerge.

Rumours of the studio's closure started to spread earlier today, via tweets from a handful of prominent industry figures.

More stories

Konami holds contest to have indies revive old IP

Publisher will offer winners $18,000 and a chance to make entry into a commercial game; projects can be based on Gradius, Goemon, or dozens of other properties

By Jeffrey Rousseau

Konami replaces Pro Evolution Soccer with free-to-play eFootball

Digital-only game will launch for PC, mobile and consoles this autumn with cross-play support

By James Batchelor

Latest comments

Sign in to contribute

Need an account? Register now.