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After rumours surfaced of Hideo Kojima launching his own studio, a video has been uploaded to the Playstation YouTube account, confirming the future of Kojima’s work in the gaming industry. Within the video, President of Sony Computer Entertainment Andrew House proclaims that Sony is to work with “one of the most celebrated game developers in history.”
— HIDEO_KOJIMA (@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN) December 16, 2015
As revealed in this tweet, Kojima himself has announced that he shall no longer be working for Konami, as his contract with them has officially ended. Kojima will be working alongside Sony in order to make this new game, being quoted as saying he is “thrilled to embark on creating a new franchise.” He has also said he will be “committed to be involved in creative activities for as long as [he lives]”
Hideo Kojima’s new studio, aptly named ‘Kojima Productions’ is the same as his studio under Konami (rightly so) but has a brand new logo. Unfortunately, for the impatient Kojima fans out there, no news has been released on the new game as of yet. The only news we have so far came from journalist Geoff Keighley on twitter, who happened to announce that the game will be a Playsation console exclusive.
This announcement itself brings a huge wave of relief over Hideo Kojima’s fans everywhere, who were worried over the state Konami had left him in after the release of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Keighley himself spoke out at the Game Awards earlier this month, proclaiming Konami’s lawyers were preventing Kojima from attending, despite his own game, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, sweeping not only Best Soundtrack but also Best Action/Adventure Game. This incident alone isn’t an isolated incident, as this brings back memories from November, when Konami claimed on their twitter that Kojima had not left the company, but was merely “on vacation”.
For those of you wanting to see the announcement for yourselves, complete with Japanese-speaking Andrew House, here is the video: