There has been a lot of speculation related to what Hideo Kojima, creator of Metal Gear Solid, would do next. It is now official, an independent Kojima Productions has officially opened its doors, and have announced a console exclusive deal with Sony.
In an announcement early December 16th, Kojima made the official announcement of the new game development studio. There are few details at this time what the project will be, but in the press release for the studio they mention “focusing its efforts in developing products that will push the boundaries in innovation and ignite consumer interest worldwide.”
In a statement on the matter Andrew House, President and Global CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. said “PlayStation®’s history is one of game innovation and great new franchises, Hideo Kojima has been a huge part of that history, and we are therefore delighted that he has chosen to bring his brand new project to life in partnership with PlayStation. We look forward to working with him on an exciting new game and warmly welcome him to the PlayStation family.”
Hideo Kojima, Game Designer, Kojima Productions went on to explain that he “will be taking on a new challenge by establishing my own independent studio, and I am thrilled to be able to embark on this journey with PlayStation, who I have continued to work with all these past years, I cannot wait to deliver, with PlayStation, a game that will become a compelling franchise.”
It will be exciting to see what Kojima will do post metal gear. With a man of his talents, the sky is the limit.