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Hideo Kojima Reforms an Independent Kojima Productions, Developing PS4 Console Exclusive

Following yesterday’s announcement that Metal Gear series creator Hideo Kojima has left Konami and entered final negotiations with Sony, we’ve learned the boss and his new adventure has developed even further.

Both the newly formed (and independent) Kojima Productions and Sony Computer Entertainment have reached an agreement to develop the studio’s first game as a console exclusive, on PlayStation 4 (Editor’s Note: it’s coming to PC after PlayStation 4, although details are currently scant).

Featured above, you can view a video with both Hideo Kojima and Sony’s Andrew House talking up the new partnership. The company even has a new logo:

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“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 in a press release. “I cannot wait to deliver, with PlayStation, a game that will become a compelling franchise.”

“PlayStation(R)’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.”

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34 comments
  1. Immahnoob
    Immahnoob
    December 16, 2015 at 7:38 am

    “Both the newly formed (and independent) Kojima Productions and Sony Computer Entertainment have reached an agreement to develop the studio’s first game as a console exclusive, on PlayStation 4.”

    I CALLED IT.

    TOLD YOU, NIGGAS.

  2. Jack
    Jack
    December 16, 2015 at 7:44 am

    that’s a fucking sick logo

  3. Nagato
    Nagato
    December 16, 2015 at 7:59 am

    Coolest logo I’ve seen in a while, and surprised at Sony seemingly publishing what will no doubt be a AAA-budget title on PC as well now.

  4. Antoinant
    Antoinant
    December 16, 2015 at 8:05 am

    Sony is directly financing the project, so it’ll stay pretty much an exclusive.
    That’s like begging for Nintendo to release its own first-party games on other systems.

  5. Antoinant
    Antoinant
    December 16, 2015 at 8:08 am

    Imagine a game made both by Yoko Taro and Hideo Kojima

  6. Heavily Augmented
    Heavily Augmented
    December 16, 2015 at 8:13 am

    Still glad about Kojima even if his next game is console exclusive. Who knows, maybe it’ll convince me to get a PS4.

  7. Sarracenia
    Sarracenia
    December 16, 2015 at 8:13 am

    Is that supposed to say “coming to pc after ps4”?

  8. Jack
    Jack
    December 16, 2015 at 8:23 am

    >we might see a colab between Yoko, Kojimbles, and platinum

  9. Immahnoob
    Immahnoob
    December 16, 2015 at 8:23 am

    Nichegamer said on Twitter they’ll release it on PC later on.

  10. Antoinant
    Antoinant
    December 16, 2015 at 8:26 am

    Oops. Nevermind.

  11. Longtooth
    Longtooth
    December 16, 2015 at 8:29 am

    I hope they get Julien Merceron to join as well. He was the worldwide Technology Director for Konami.

  12. Sevuz
    Sevuz
    December 16, 2015 at 8:34 am

    love the logo

  13. Sevuz
    Sevuz
    December 16, 2015 at 8:34 am

    awesome logo

  14. TheFlannelSamurai
    TheFlannelSamurai
    December 16, 2015 at 8:37 am

    (Editor’s Note: it’s coming to PS after PlayStation 4, although details are currently scant).

    Is that meant to be PC?

  15. King of Bros
    King of Bros
    December 16, 2015 at 8:38 am

    >(Editor’s Note: it’s coming to PS after PlayStation 4, although details are currently scant).
    I don’t understand what that means

  16. Brandon Orselli
    Brandon Orselli
    December 16, 2015 at 8:44 am

    I meant PC. Sorry, just woke up when I wrote this

  17. Nad Nod
    Nad Nod
    December 16, 2015 at 8:49 am

    yeah kinda like Outer Heaven

  18. Nad Nod
    Nad Nod
    December 16, 2015 at 8:51 am

    it’s 50/50
    like Helldivers was fiance by sony but it came to PC so i think some of Kojima game maybe just time exclusive

  19. tccboss
    tccboss
    December 16, 2015 at 9:05 am

    We are homo luden.

  20. Para-Medic
    Para-Medic
    December 16, 2015 at 9:06 am

    Thanks Sony for funding what is sure to be another great game on PC. :^)

    I mean it’s Kojima so it’ll be great no matter the platform (story/content wise), but since it’s coming to PC regardless of the wait, I won’t settle for less (graphics/features wise).

  21. Arenegeth
    Arenegeth
    December 16, 2015 at 9:39 am

    When Konami was asked about this, they had this to say:

    “Don’t worry guys, Kojima is on vacation at Sony beach, he’ll be back”

    Next up on Denial Today, we asked Donald Trump if he is a aware he has a dead possum on his head.

  22. Dewey Defeats Truman
    Dewey Defeats Truman
    December 16, 2015 at 9:58 am

    KojiPro isn’t dead after all.

    Now go, let the legend come back to life.

  23. Nagato
    Nagato
    December 16, 2015 at 11:08 am

    Heh, can’t blame you since there’s no precedent set for this outside of smaller budget stuff like Helldivers and Rapture… and those are only a recent thing at that, too.

    It’s a brave new world, where old rules don’t apply all the time anymore.

  24. Nonscpo
    Nonscpo
    December 16, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    That trailer felt rushed and awkward.

  25. Patrick England (Shadoan)
    Patrick England (Shadoan)
    December 16, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    #fuckkonami WHOOOOOOOO!!!!! FUCK KONAMI!!!!!

  26. Richard Miller
    Richard Miller
    December 16, 2015 at 3:01 pm

    It’s just like shenmue 3. Sony is supporting PC a lot more lately.

  27. Richard Miller
    Richard Miller
    December 16, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    I can’t wait to see how much he can do with this freedom.

  28. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    December 16, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    If he doesn’t blow it with the new game, he might actually become Vidja Christ.

  29. King of Bros
    King of Bros
    December 17, 2015 at 9:25 am

    Whooo.
    No need to apologize when you’re the bearer of such good news.