Former vice president of Konami Digital Entertainment and creator of the Metal Gear series (among many other titles), Hideo Kojima‘s contract with Konami has officially expired. Sad news as this may be, it’s by no means the end for Kojima. Sony Playstation has since announced that they will be working with Kojima’s independent company: Kojima Productions. The video game designer/screenwriter/director/producer actually founded Kojima Productions back in 2005 as a subsidary of Konami, but following a company restructure at Konami it became temporarily defunct. Kojima Productions will now be restored by Kojima as an independent studio, and the game franchise he’s developing with Playstation will be the “new” studio’s first title.Kojima took to Twitter to post the following statement:
“My employment contract with Konami has been terminated as of Dec 15th, so today marks a new start for me. I’m committed to be involved in creative activities for as long as I live. Look forward to what’s coming.”
Sony Computer Entertainment‘s Andrew House sat down with Kojima, and together they made the following announcement:
If you can’t watch the video right now, here’s a basic summary. Kojima expresses his excitement to be working with Playstation, and promises a “new and innovating gaming experience.” What do you think the new team has in store!?