It would seem that one or more developers chose to hide their pronouncement of allegiance to Kojima and his former development studio, Kojima Productions in the game. Twitter user, Michael Yurko, has discovered that the developers of the game have not forgotten Hideo Kojima.
Konami's latest release, Metal Gear Survive, is being slammed for its use of microtransactions. Gamers have spoken out against the fact that the game requires you to spend real money if you want to unlock a second save slot to begin a new character with, a feature that's free in nearly all other games. Especially since they went to the trouble of scrubbing references to his name from all the promotional artwork for Metal Gear Solid V. Well that was in the past when the series' director and creator Hideo Kojima was involved in the franchise. He's since left the company and is working on his own game, Death Stranding, but his legacy at Konami seems to live on. "Going by the first letter of each, it spells out KJP Forever", showing appreciation for Kojima Productions.
As posted by freelance gaming journalist "Jed Whitaker", a rather interesting tidbit was hidden in the game, which directly praises Kojima Productions and calls the Metal Gear Survive producer Yuji Korekado "cunning", and the game's director, Yota Tsutsumizaki, a "bastard". Konami retained the rights to the hugely popular franchise and announced shortly after Kojima's departure that a new game was in the works.
When creating a character, players briefly see a glimpse of a clipboard.