If our review of Metal Gear Survive is anything to go by, fans aren’t exactly elated by this era of Tactical Espionage Action without Hideo Kojima at the helm. One thing that’s sure to get praise in the series’ latest instalment, however, is what appears to be a message to the auteur from director Yota Tsutsumizaki and producer Yuji Korekado.

A clipboard in the game with a list of names spells out the words ‘KJP FOREVER’ or Kojima Productions Forever. It seems far too deliberate to be a coincidence, although it’s always possible that the Internet’s reading too much into things. Of course, given past Konami behaviour, Tsutsumizaki and Korekado may want to phone in sick tomorrow if this is a secret message to Kojima.

[via reddit.com]