Hideo Kojima confirms new independent studio, collaboration with Sony PlayStation

The business deal that ends 2015 with a tremendous bang.

 

Dennis Scimeca

Internet Culture

Published Dec 16, 2015   Updated May 27, 2021, 12:03 pm CDT

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.”

The developer of the famed Metal Gear franchise has formally announced his new development studio, following up on Tuesday’s rumors that a new, independent studio from Kojima was in the works. 

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.

The formal press release from the new Kojima Productions is terse, but Kojima and his employees have been talking about the new studio on Twitter.

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

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*First Published: Dec 16, 2015, 2:34 pm CST