Rumor: China’s Tencent Planning to Hire Hideo Kojima

In case you had managed to miss it, Hideo Kojima, famous for his involvement with Metal Gear Solid at Konami is being shoved out of the house Solid Snake helped build. So what’s next?

If rumors being reported in the Chinese media are to be believed it seems that Chinese gaming giant, Tencent (who holds stakes in Riot, Activision-Blizzard & Epic Games amongst others), is gearing up to hire Kojima in the near future.

A source within Tencent said that the company wants to hire Kojima to work on new IP and that the negotiation process between Kojima and Tencent has already begun.

Given Kojima’s professional relationship with Konami is coming to a close is this a favorable outcome? Assuming the rumor prove true?


Spencer joined us in early 2015, previously a console centric gamer he switched to PC a few years ago. He later helped push for an increase in Japanese content on PC with the #SEGAPCPorts campaign. Previously he ran a SEGA fansite as well as co-hosted a gaming podcast. He thinks Duke Nukem 3D is the best FPS of all time, his text message alert on his phone is literally Duke Nukem saying “Let God sort ’em out.” Contact: Email