Well this is a massive surprise! Sony announced a new partnership with one of the most distinguished game developers, Hideo Kojima! We all knew that he was going to form a new studio, but I never really expected this. What’s even better is that PlayStation (most likely the PS4) will have the first game they develop as an exclusive! Although I’m not a total fan of platform exclusive games, but after the Tomb Raider “early access” for Xbox users, I’m not all that bothered and I really can’t wait to see what they create!
Check out the video for PlayStation announcing the partnership here or on the official PlayStation YouTube channel!
As of December 15th, Kojima’s contract with Konami had ended, making it a good time to start working on new projects! You can see the tweet below.
Kojima’s new studio is called Kojima Productions which is the same name as when he was working at Konami. The website for Kojima Productions is up and on there is a message from Kojima himself, showing how passionate he is for what he plans to do. You can check out the message below or head over to the website!
We are Homo Ludens (Those who play).
From the moment we enter this world, we instinctively invent ways to have “fun,” and share our inventions with those around us. We are not asked to do this, nor do we need reasons to create. It is simply who we are.
We find one another and compete with one another. We laugh together and cry together; all while playing together. Our experiences bind us and liberate us. To share our most valuable experiences, we create stories, invent tools, and evolve the art of play. Play has been our ally since the dawn of civilisation.
“Playing” is not simply a pastime, it is the primordial basis of imagination and creation. Truth be told, Homo Ludens (Those who Play) are simultaneously Homo Faber (Those who Create).
Even if the earth were stripped of life and reduced to a barren wasteland, our imagination and desire to create would survive–beyond survival, it would provide hope that flowers may one day bloom again. Through the invention of play, our new evolution awaits.
Kojima Productions — We are Homo Ludens. We are those who play.
– Hideo Kojima
Don’t know about you, but that right there seems like a guy who is still very passionate for the games industry and for his fans!
There isn’t any news on what this new game will be about, but I’ll be posting any news on it right here!
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