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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.

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