Report: Kojima Productions veteran Kenichiro Imaizumi departs

Source claims 20-year vet left after disagreement with other directors.

Kenichiro Imaizumi

Kenichiro Imaizumi, a staff member at Kojima Productions for nearly 20 years, has left the company, according to a VGC report.

Imaizumi has worked on every Metal Gear game since the release of Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty. He was a producer on Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain, and the November 8-released Death Stranding.

While the reason for his departure is unclear, one of VGC’s sources claimed it was due to a disagreement with Kojima Productions’ other directors.

Neither Kojima Productions or Imaizumi responded to VGC’s requests for comment.

(Image via Game Informer.)

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