We’re a bit late, but better late than never.

As you heard, Metal Gear Solid producer Hideo Kojima is leaving his longtime employer after the release of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain. One of the many causalities of this split was a planned Silent Hill game starring Norman Reedus and co-produced by Guillermo Del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Blade II, Pacific Rim). There had been rumors of issues brewing between Konami and Kojima, and youtuber Super Bunny Hop made the above video based on contact he had with an anonymous source following an inquiry he made into the issue. While I personally believe that this person has no reason to lie, he is an anonymous employee as noted in the video, so you can take what it says with a grain of salt. The video contains interesting stuff, such as a possible feud between Kojima and Konami CEO Kagamasa Kozuki, tales of employee mistreatment, gambling, and politics. However, there is more. Check out after the jump:

The interesting part comes a few days later. Konami forced youtube to briefly remove the video (due to copyright claims), only for youtube to reinstate said video (due to the copyright claim ‘missing required information’ ). Super Bunnyhop then recorded this follow up.

Regardless, none of this looks good on the part of Konami. Trying to get the video blocked only made it more popular and added weight to the claims made in the video. The cancellation of a high profile title, not to mention the disappearance of the Playable Teaser add more black eyes to Konami’s reputation. With Koji Igarashi turning to kickstarter to fund his Castlevania spiritual successor after having left Konami in 2014, the company is quickly becomming a mere shell of itself.