The release of “Metal Gear Solid 5” on September 1 was surrounded by tension between developer and creator Hideo Kojima and publisher Konami. Now it seems Konami is done with the franchise altogether, meaning that the release of “Metal Gear Online” could be the last ever.

This is not the first time that Kojima himself has announced that a “Metal Gear Solid” game would be the last, but according to French site GameBlog a source told them that “no new Metal Gear is actually being prepared at any level whatsoever. Not even in pre-production, or in the planning stage. Nothing.”

This is sad news for fans, as the Metal Gear franchise is wildly popular and “Metal Gear Solid 5” has received a lot of hype for its great gameplay and Easter eggs.

So it looks like “Metal Gear Online” will indeed be the last, the game releases on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4 and PS3 on October 6, and for PC in January next year.

In addition to production ceasing on the Metal Gear franchise, GameBlog reports that Konami is going to stop production on all of its AAA titles -- except for "Pro Evolution Soccer."

Due to the lack of console-focused development at Konami its Worldwide Technology Director Julien Merceron has apparently left the company, according to another GameBlog story.

Recently Konami has been thinking about transitioning from console games towards the mobile market.

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