Gaming fans, particularly Hideo Kojima fans, can today celebrate the announcement of Kojima Productions’ partnership with Sony Computer Entertainment Inc (“SCE”) to develop its first ever, PS4 exclusive, software title.
Kojima Productions, as many in the gaming industry will know, is the brainchild and newly founded (or re-founded, if you know the Konami-Kojima history) studio of Hideo Kojima, the highly praised game designer, most notable for his work on the acclaimed Metal Gear Solid series.
Here’s what both the President and Global CEO of SCE and Kojima, himself, had to say:
“PlayStation®’s history is one of game innovation and great new franchises,” said Andrew House, President and Global CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. “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.”
“I 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,” said Hideo Kojima, Game Designer, Kojima Productions. “I cannot wait to deliver, with PlayStation, a game that will become a compelling franchise.”
Looks like a new chapter is upon us, Kojima fans. Things are looking up.