I have proven to be the albatross of video games.
I joined THQ, and THQ goes broke. I join Kojima, and Kojima leaves Konami. I have decided, in order not to destroy anyone else’s life, I have decided I will never again get involved in video games. Otherwise, I’ll join someone and his house will explode, or something.
It's really not a great streak of luck for him, so I don't blame him for wanting to step back.
If you want to read into this one, I think it's interesting that he references THQ as a company but then says he was working with Kojima, not Konami. One could make an educated guess who's side he's on in that mess.