trending / - - - - - - - - -

trending / playstation 4 - ni no kuni - halo - wii u - bungie interview - ces top picks - radeon hd 7850 - woods pga tour

Hideo Kojima Leaves Konami to Form Independent Studio

/ Dec 18th, 2015 No Comments

Death Stranding

Hideo Kojima has officially left Konami and has formed his own development studio, Kojima Productions.

Kojima Productions will enter into a relationship with Sony to make its first game available on PlayStation 4, Kojima and SCEA president Andrew House confirmed in a video published on the official PlayStation YouTube channel. The video was posted the same day Konami officially confirmed Kojima’s contract had expired.

The video saw Kojima officially announce the opening of his development studio, which is already at work on the development of a new game for PS4. The game is intended to be the first of a new franchise.

“I’m thrilled to embark on creating a new franchise with PlayStation that will give you a new and innovative gaming experience, so please stay tuned,” Kojima said in the video.

Details on the game have yet to be announced.

Hideo Kojima Leaves Konami

Hideo Kojima leaves Konami and teams up with Sony.

Kojima’s departure from Konami follows a long dispute between the two, which began last March during the development of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Konami, under what it claimed to be corporate restructuring, stripped any mention of Kojima and his development studio from promotional materials and websites.

Konami would go on to completely shut down Kojima Productions in November. One month later, Konami also controversially barred Kojima from attending the Game Awards 2015 to accept awards for Metal Gear Solid V. The game won several awards, which were accepted by its main actor, Kiefer Sutherland, in Kojima’s stead.

Joining Konami in 1986, Kojima is well-known for helping create the famous Metal Gear series, which debuted in 1987. He’s known also for creating the Zone of the Elders and Policenauts franchises as well as contributing to a number of other Konami games.

Quick Take

Considering Konami’s unfair treatment of Kojima, it was certain that he was going to leave the company in favor of going solo. This latest development further shows the strife, dysfunction and poor business behavior that continues to permeate within Konami. Sadly, it’s unlikely to stop the noticeable downfall of a company famous for introducing gamers to amazing, imaginative titles.


Jonathan Anson

Jonathan Anson

Jonathan has been a lover of video games since his father brought home a Windows 95 computer. When he's not doing that he indulges in his other passion: writing. Jonathan holds an AA degree in Journalism from Saddleback College in Southern California.
Jonathan Anson
Jonathan Anson

Latest posts by Jonathan Anson (see all)

tags: , , , , ,

Related Posts

Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes Season Pass Contents Revealed

Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes Season Pass Contents Revealed

Dec 21st, 2018No Comments

Esports Arena Las Vegas

Kingston Obtains Naming Rights to HyperX Esports Arena Las Vegas

Dec 6th, 2018No Comments

Battle Princess Madelyn Release Date

Battle Princess Madelyn Charges into the Fray this December

Nov 14th, 2018No Comments

HELLFRONT: HONEYMOON Releases Later This Month

HELLFRONT: HONEYMOON Releases Later This Month

Nov 6th, 2018No Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Verify That You Are Human... *

Top Articles

bestjett buyeww 8189059993 link

besttrew buyhfgh 8189059993 link

bestavbe buydfgss 8189059993 link

bestjett buyeww 2022076235 link

besttrew buyhfgh 2022076235 link

bestavbe buydfgss 2022076235 link

bestjett buyeww 3715088048 link

besttrew buyhfgh 3715088048 link

bestavbe buydfgss 3715088048 link

bestjett buyeww 1893246934 link

besttrew buyhfgh 1893246934 link

bestavbe buydfgss 1893246934 link

bestjett buyeww 665839207 link

besttrew buyhfgh 665839207 link

bestavbe buydfgss 665839207 link