EA's Peter Moore thinks Kojima and Konami will 'kiss and make up'

EA’s chief operating officer, Peter Moore, believes that Hideo Kojima and Konami will be able to put the drama of the last few months behind them.

When asked by Gamespot if Kojima is a developer that EA would like to work with, Moore admitted that he has always liked Kojima, but added that he and Konami should “kiss and make up.”

“From my experience, and I've spent a lot of time working in Japan, I think that Konami and Kojima will figure it out. Those kinds of business relationships [in Japan] are typically for life, and Kojima is such an important part in what has gone on there.”

He acknowledged that they might be “at a rocky stage in their marriage.” But, he added, “You could take what is said about [Kojima Productions], about a game not adhering to budgets, about a game not being ready, and you could apply that to a lot of people.

The struggles between Kojima and Konami have been well documented. It started back in March when Hideo Kojima's name and the Kojima Productions logo were removed from Konami’s website.

Then Konami pulled the Kojima Productions logo from the Silent Hills game’s website before removing P.T. from the PlayStation Store, which called the title’s future into question. Silent Hills was later cancelled officially.

In July, a Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes uploaded a video from a mission that suggested Kojima was passing the message onto fans that his relationship with the publisher had soured. In it, players were tasked with removing the logos of games that Kojima has had a hand in.

Can the pair put all issues behind them as Moore is suggesting? Time may tell.

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