The controversy surrounding the departure of legendary game designer Hideo Kojima from his former employer Konami has only lead to a bevy of confusion amongst fans. As gamers wait to see if and how the development of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain has progressed after the alleged falling out between the developer and publisher, they’re already dealing with the first casualty of the split – the cancellation of Silent Hills.
While the situation is undoubtedly swimming in controversy, Coffee Stain Studios has opted to make light of the recent events and the growing tension between Konami and its fans within Goat Simulator.
In an update on the game’s official Facebook page, the developer of the smash indie title announced that it has added Hideo Kojima and his since renamed studio, Kojima Productions, into the end credits of Goat Simulator. It didn’t end there either, as the credits sequence also kindly ask Konami to bring back both the pulled P.T. demo and cancelled Silent Hills.
A comment from Coffee Stain Studios that went up alongside an image of in-game accreditation only further pokes fun at the situation, while stating that the team would be more than happy to work with Kojima.
“We heard that Hideo Kojima was removed from the credits for Metal Gear Solid 5 so we added him to the credits for Goat Simulator. You’re always welcome to work with us Kojima!”
Of course, this action is satirizing the fact that Konami had briefly removed Kojima’s name from the boxes of existing Metal Gear titles, which only just recently happened before the company immediately saw the error of its ways and restored the creator’s name to the franchise’s packaging.
Meanwhile, it’s well known that fans have already started petitioning to have Guillermo del Toro’s take on the Silent Hill series put back into development, so it makes sense that Goat Simulator would lampoon that initiative too. Overall, this stunt has had its intended effect and it’s certainly to be expected from a game that’s known for being over-the-top and laugh-out-loud goofy.
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Source: Goat Simulator –Facebook