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Pro-tip: don’t apply for this job…

Here’s some news to have a sensible chuckle over: Konami is looking to hire developers to work on something called New Metal Gear which we can only assume is a new title in the Metal Gear series. The funny part of this story is that the job posting comes mere days after the company let current Metal Gear lead Hideo Kojima jump ship and join forces with Sony. You guys probably should have tried a bit harder to hold on to him, hey?

The job description is looking for someone who has:

  • Experience in high-end game development, planning, etc.
  • Boundless imagination, and the capacity for exciting new ideas
  • A strong passion toward game creation
  • The communication skills to effectively communicate your ideas

Konami is looking for applicants for both its Japan and US offices, but didn’t offer any further hints on what the project could entail. For all we know it could be a line of Metal Gear Solid pachinko machines…

In case you were thinking of actually applying to this position, an insider report earlier in the year spoke of absolutely horrific working conditions within Konami, and along with all around “dick moves” like being barred from accepting an award for his own game, is most likely what caused Kojima to leave in the first place.

Source: Konami

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