Hideo Kojima isn’t named in the new credits for Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection Volume 1.
Kojima – whose relationship with Konami went sour during the development of Metal Gear Solid 5 and led to him cutting ties with the publisher – isn’t named in the credits for the new collection.
Instead, the collection’s new credits simply thank “all original Metal Gear series staff and fans.”
This has been confirmed by multiple players who’ve received early copies of the game and are streaming it on Twitch.
Kojima’s name still appears in the games themselves, as these are simply ports of the original games with little alteration, but the wrappers for each game, which contain their own credits screens, don’t mention Kojima, nor do they mention David Hayter or the rest of the cast.
As previously reported, the game does make reference to Kojima, without directly naming him, in a warning message that appears when the compilation loads.
“This game contains expressions and themes which may be considered outdated,” the disclaimer reportedly reads.
“However, these elements have been included without alteration to preserve the historical context in which the game was made and the creator’s original vision. Player discretion is advised.”
Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection Volume 1 will be released on October 24 for Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X/S, PS5, PS4 and PC via Steam.
The collection includes the first three Metal Gear Solid games, as well as the original MSX2 versions of Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2, and the NES games Metal Gear and Snake’s Revenge.
It will also include further additional content, including digital graphic novels, screenplay books and master books with story and character information, strategy guides for each game and a digital soundtrack.
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