Since the P.T. forum has become the hub of all things Konami-no-more-games-related...
It sounds as though early reports of Konami recruiting for a new Metal Gear were all just PR as there's likely nothing in the works outside of a possible mobile concept or pachinko."Konami has ceased all triple-A console game production on everything but Pro Evolution Soccer and there are currently no plans for a big new Metal Gear game, while worldwide technology director Julien Merceron has left the company. That's according to a pair of reports on French site Gameblog. Eurogamer understands both reports to be true.
Gameblog wrote yesterday that Merceron was apparently unhappy with Konami's transition away from the console market towards mobile games.
Beyond Metal Gear Online - the separate online component to Metal Gear Solid 5 that is currently being finished - and Pro Evolution Soccer 2016, Konami has a blank triple-A slate. It does however have the licence to the football tournament Euro 2016, so we'd expect it to make use of that."http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2015- ... pes-report
About FOX Engine's director bailinghttp://www.metalgearinformer.com/?p=22130
More detailed background info on Konami's direction and why.
Konami: The future of the video game industry (Spoiler: It's not console)http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1107626
There's also some rumors that a lot of the mo-cap staff at KojiP... Konami L.A. Studio have been sent off too.