Hideo Kojima Leaves Konami, Expected To Form New Studio – Rumor

Is it happening?

Posted By | On 15th, Dec. 2015 Under News


Hideo Kojima

Hideo Kojima has finally left Konami as his contract has now ended, Japanese financial news source Nikkei (via LifeLower) is reporting. He is expected to form a new games studio to continue pursuing game development, with PlayStation being explicitly named as a target platform for whatever his new game turns out to be.

A new PS4 game from Kojima makes sense- he has always favored powerful, specialized hardware of the kind that PlayStation usually is, and he has had a long, working relationship with Sony, with Metal Gear Solid usually being exclusive to PlayStation hardware, at least for a while.

What kinds of games Kojima makes with a new studio – whether or not it is a PS4 game notwithstanding – is something that I am most excited about. It is no secret that Kojima has wanted to move away from developing further Metal Gear games for a while now, but has been repeatedly forced into by Konami. Unfettered by any such obligations, I can’t wait to see what a creatively unshackled Kojima will create.

As usual take this report with a grain if salt since this is not an official confirmation but Nikkei is a credible source. Stay tuned to GamingBolt for more news and information.


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