It took all of one hour for beloved game developer Hideo Kojima to go on Twitter from “unemployed” to “I have a new development studio.”
Today, Sony revealed that Kojima’s first game will be developed in collaboration with (and exclusive to) Sony PlayStation. Andrew House, President and Global CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment could not look happier in the video announcement.
1/2— HIDEO_KOJIMA (@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN) December 16, 2015
This is new studio's logo. Looks like a medieval knight and also a space suit. pic.twitter.com/AC3j6kfImy
2/2— HIDEO_KOJIMA (@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN) December 16, 2015
It expresses the vision of "aiming the new world with the latest technology and pioneering spirit". pic.twitter.com/XjnfdmPOEB
Yoji wearing the T-shirt too. pic.twitter.com/A1qJhqI8S3— HIDEO_KOJIMA (@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN) December 16, 2015
The EU Community Manager for PlayStation briefly posted a Q&A with Kojima Productions to Medium, wherein it was revealed the Kojima’s new game will appear on PC at some point after a release on PlayStation 4.
Kojima Productions had little else to say at the moment, and the Q&A has since been removed from Medium.
So ends Kojima’s tumultuous relationship with Konami. It’s difficult to imagine the end of 2015 coughing up bigger game industry news than the birth of Kojima Productions.
Illustration via Kojima Productions