Kojima barred from attending The Game Awards by Konami

Kojima barred from attending The Game Awards by Konami

Hideo Kojima was expected to attend The Game Awards 2015 this evening, but according to a short statement made by host Geoff Keighley, he was legally barred by Konami.

By the sounds of things, Kojima’s employment contract (or post-employment contract) somehow prevents him from attending awards ceremonies … or something. It’s a weird situation, and, given the apparently draconian nature of Konami’s contract rules, Keighley himself may well have nudged up against some legal issues just by mentioning it.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain won Best Action/Adventure, but the award was picked up Keifer Sutherland on behalf of Kojima Productions.

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