Hideo Kojima and Kojima Productions has established a brand new enterprise division supposed to work in music, TV and movie (thanks, GI.biz). The studio can be in Los Angeles and is meant to take the studio’s video games (or recreation at this level: Dying Stranding) into these fields.
For longtime Kojima-fanciers, there’ll virtually be a way of surprise that it took him this lengthy. Kojima has a historical past of obsessing about cinema and cinematics in his video games, and his bio is “Recreation Creator: 70% of my physique is made of films.” With issues like Steel Gear Strong 4, Kojima’s staff produced reams of tv footage from the fictional setting, and narratively talking he is written every part from visible novels to interactive comedian books.
The brand new studio can be led by PlayStation veteran Riley Russell, who informed GI.biz: “The brand new division can be tasked with working with inventive and proficient professionals in tv, music and movie, in addition to the extra acquainted video games business.”
“The staff has as its constitution, the purpose of increasing the attain and consciousness of the properties now beneath improvement at Kojima Productions, and to make them much more part of our widespread tradition.”
Kojima himself hasn’t commented but, as an alternative specializing in the vital issues in life like Mads Mikkelson’s birthday and retweeting individuals praising Dying Stranding’s “introspective genius.” Final week nonetheless he shared a number of photographs of latest studio ‘experiments’ which appear to be they have been teases for as we speak’s information.
We’re nonetheless experimenting inside Kojima Productions. pic.twitter.com/EjkqnOz6dsNovember 18, 2021
“Discovering new methods to entertain, have interaction and supply worth to our followers is crucial in a fast-moving, ever-changing storytelling world,” Kojima Productions’ Yoshiko Fukuda told GI.biz. “Our new division will take the studio into much more areas that current our inventive narratives past videogames and to open up methods for our followers to speak and immerse themselves in these areas.”
So… Dying Stranding: The Collection? I would not be stunned in any respect, notably given Kojima’s elevated give attention to the actors concerned in his latest video games. He is labored with the likes of Guillermo del Toro on recreation tasks, is a little bit of a star-fancier on the whole, and this studio’s institution feels in a method like want fulfilment. Both method, if I get to see an actor saying the title Die Hardman with a straight face, I am in.