On Thursday, a voice actress from 2014 action-adventure game “Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes” posted on social media site Twitter that famed Japanese video game developer Hideo Kojima was fired by publisher Konami.

Actress Donna Burke, 50, provided the voice of iDroid in “Ground Zeroes,” and will reprise the role in upcoming “Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.” She’s also voiced characters in a number of other video games, including “Silent Hill 2” and “Silent Hill 3.”



While we may never know what exactly went down between Kojima, 51, and Konami, we do know that in early April, Japan-based developer Konami removed the Kojima Productions logo from its “Silent Hills” site – and Konami has apparently severed ties with Kojima after rumors surfaced of internal conflicts last month.

Now, it appears that the Kojima Productions logo is completely gone, and only the Fox Engine logo remains.

“Konami has switched from a studio-based to a headquarters-based organization, so [Kojima Productions] wouldn’t be listed as a studio anymore,” Konami told GameSpot April 1. “At this time, there are no additional updates to share.”



Burke also confirmed Kojima’s team was still hard at work on the forthcoming “Metal Gear Solid” title.

In late March, it was rumored that “Silent Hills,” the survival horror game for Sony’s PlayStation 4, would never reach the eighth-generation console if game designer Kojima parted ways with Konami.

Growing tension between the two studios led Konami to make some major changes regarding its relationship with Kojima Productions, including restricted communication and limited access to emails, phone calls and corporate Internet.

"Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain" will reach the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 on Sept. 1, and the PC on Sept. 15.