Metal Gear Solid: Rising producer Shigenobu Matsuyama has stepped down, Speaking on his Twitter account, Kojima Productions producer Kenichiro Imaizumi has confirmed.
People began to suspect something was up after Hideo Kojima referred to veteran Konami programmer and producer Yuji Korekado as "the person in charge of Rising" on his Twitter account. He has now confirmed that Korekado is the main producer on the game.
Metal Gear Solid: Rising is set to reappear at the Spike VGAs next month after a long period of silence about the game, during which rumours have circulated that Bayonetta maker Platinum Games could have replaced Kojima Productions as developer.
Back in June, Konami president Shinji Hirano explained the lack of Metal Gear Solid: Rising info at E3 by telling fans to expect "something big" at the end of the year.