A rumor we reported on yesterday has sadly been confirmed today. Konami has confirmed that they have closed their LA studio, the studio once known as Kojima Productions LA. This is the same studio that led development on Metal Gear Online for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

"Konami has made the decision to close its Los Angeles Studio, effective immediately, due to the product development resources being restructured into a more centralized unit. This facility contributed to the recent Metal Gear Solid games. Konami will continue its operations to support all Metal Gear Solid titles, including the recently launched Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and Metal Gear Online. Metal Gear Online is still scheduled to release for PC Steam in January 2016."

We wish the best of luck to every employee that has been affected by this closure.

(Quote via Polygon)