According to reports Konami have been talking internally about a follow-up to Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.
Japanese financial paper Nikkei have reported that Konami are talking internally about the possibility of continuing the Metal Gear Solid franchise. “When we start development, a large-scale investment will become necessary,” a company insider is quoted as saying.
The report also says that it is unclear about Hideo Kojima’s involvement. Although Konami has denied it, reports from earlier in the year have speculated that Kojima has parted ways with the company.
This would mean that any future Metal Gear Solid game would be made without Kojima’s input. What this would mean for the game and franchise as a whole remains to be seen.
There has also been reports recently that Konami would be exiting the AAA game market but the company has also always denied this as well. Reports issued to the financial markets do seem to contradict this however, this includes the losing of staff at Kojima Productions Japan and also the closing of Kojima Productions LA.
To date Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain has sold just over 5 million units worldwide.