Two auteurs collide.
Hideo Kojima’s new Kojima Productions is being joined by a man who has collaborated with Kojima quite frequently- Kenji Yano will be joining Kojima Productions. This announcement came to us in the latest episode of Hideo Kojima’s HideoTube videocast, where Kojima revealed right at the beginning that Yano has joined Kojima’s burgeoning studio.
Yano is a well known novelist, and he has collaborated with Kojima on a lot of projects of late. It is therefore not surprising to see him join the new studio- and it should also assure a lot of fans and players worldwide that Kojima intends to make his new game story focused, like the Metal Gear games.
Kojima is currently at work assembling his new studio, and proper development on his new unannounced game, beyond some very early pre-production, has not yet even started. That game is due to be released on the PS4 and on PC.