Kojima Productions is headed west, with plans to open a brand new studio in California. This new studio will deal with a few of creator Hideo Kojima’s different favourite mediums, specifically TV, movie, and music. Whereas Kojima Productions Japan will proceed to focus totally on video games, the brand new LA workplace will broaden the studio’s leisure attain into a number of leisure mediums — video games included.
“The brand new division shall be tasked with working with artistic and gifted professionals in tv, music, and movie, in addition to the extra acquainted video games trade,” stated Riley Russell, a former PlayStation government and chief of the brand new enterprise staff at Kojima Productions. Whereas all the data across the new studio appears a bit nebulous in the mean time, the precise aim appears to be bringing Kojima Productions character and properties to different mediums — one thing Kojima has wanted to do for some time.
This isn’t the primary time Kojima has had a studio below his title in California. Kojima Productions Los Angeles opened as a short-lived studio whereas Kojima was nonetheless with Konami.
As a comparatively new studio, the post-Konami Kojima Productions has solely printed Death Stranding and Death Stranding: Director’s Cut. It’s unclear if this new department of the corporate is at the moment making an attempt to promote a Demise Stranding TV present, if it’s being constructed out in anticipation of a brand new IP announcement from Kojima, or simply making an attempt to get Sam Porter Bridges into Fortnite.
With the LA division simply beginning up, and Hideo Kojima’s subsequent challenge unclear, we seemingly gained’t hear any main leisure information round Kojima Productions for a while. Though with Kojima’s propensity for displaying up at the Game Awards, information may very well be coming ahead of anybody expects.