On March 31, one of the greatest gaming developers Hideo Kojima – known as the father of iconic hits such as the Metal Gear Solid Franchise during his time at Konami – officially launched a new website for his newly crafted Kojima Productions, of which he is the head.
It’s clear Kojima and the team are only getting started. If the future IPs are among the level of Death Stranding, then we are in for a great time going forward.
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Kojima Productions is officially up and running at https://www.kojimaproductions.jp. It offers comprehensive studio-related news and announcements resources with up-to-date product information: job opportunities and access to behind-the-scenes interviews, official merchandise, and exclusive offers.
What Does Kojima Productions Have In Store?
The only main product on the site is the director’s cut of “Death Stranding,” which has been released on PC, Steam, and PS5. For those who don’t know, Death Stranding was an interesting title and extremely long, with a combined 16 chapters of narrative that varied in gameplay style. Still, to admit, it’s clear the world of Death Stranding was full of exploration and rewarded player investigation from the easter eggs galore featuring various celebrities and other iconic gaming titles.
It’s great to admit that Kojima and his team again delivered with the title by incorporating various storytelling, gameplay, acting, and motion capture methods and paving the way for future titles to grow from this sandbox creativity. It does raise the question if Kojima continues with this franchise or will he look to the future and experiment with IPs behind closed doors as of now. With job listings being posted, one new additional title is officially in the works, and with Kojima behind the helm, that can only mean that the future is extremely bright, and what genre will Kojima tackle next.
The Creation of Death Stranding Unveiled
“As anticipation builds for the launch of DEATH STRANDING DIRECTOR’S CUT on PC later this month, visitors will be able to enjoy exclusive content on the new website including a behind-the-scenes interview with actress Léa Seydoux, who reflects on how her character, FRAGILE, evolves in the new cut and an in-depth chat with Glaswegian synth-pop trio CHVRCHES, who give fascinating insight into their work on the game’s soundtrack.”
“Based in Tokyo, Japan, KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS is an independent video game development studio that was founded in 2015 by world-renowned game creator Hideo Kojima. The developer recently released DEATH STRANDING DIRECTORS CUT for PlayStation 5, which is hailed as the definitive DEATH STRANDING experience.
The original game, DEATH STRANDING, was released by Sony Interactive Entertainment for the PlayStation 4 on November 8th, 2019, and by 505 Games for PC on July 14th, 2020. Soon coming to PC on STEAM on March 30, 2022, DEATH STRANDING DIRECTOR’S CUT expands the DEATH STRANDING universe with new features, missions, weapons, vehicles, and adds new strands to the game’s storyline.”
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For more information about the new production company and DEATH STRANDING DIRECTOR’S CUT, be sure to visit the studio’s website at: https://www.kojimaproductions.jp
Death Stranding is the latest creative stroke of genius from the legendary game developer, who is now in the process of building his new production company into a towering pinnacle of the gaming industry. It’s sad to admit the story of Metal Gear Solid won’t be revived or ever injected with a shot of Kojima’s insight, but the creator is excited about the future, and he’s not looking back instead of going forward.
Death Stranding is available on PS5, PS4, PC, and Steam.
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