With a character between criticism and the exposure of real events, many players made fun of Hideo Kojima’s games after Metal Gear Solid, especially after the arrival of Death Stranding, ensuring that the developer would have more future as a film director than as a game creator, given the great focus of their games on this cinematographic visual section, rather than on the gameplay itself and other aspects.
Now, a curious twist of fate, Kojima has just hinted that his studio could soon make the big leap to the big screen, creating a new division of Kojima Productions dedicated exclusively to music, television, and of course, cinema. Yoshiko Fukuda, Director of Business Development at Kojima Productions, commented that the intention is to «take the study to even more areas beyond video games” and “open channels with fans to communicate and be immersed in those spaces«.
Thus, with an operations headquarters already established in Los Angeles, Riley Russell, a former Sony Interactive executive, will be in charge of directing this unit that will have as its objective «expand Kojima’s cultural footprint«.
«The new division will be tasked with working with talented and creative professionals in television, music and film, as well as the more familiar gaming industry.«, Assured Russell himself in an interview with,«The team’s charter is to expand the reach and awareness of the properties now under development at Kojima Productions, and make them an even more part of our popular culture.«.
On the other hand, it seems clear that Kojima’s abilities to enter this industry are more than sufficient, given the tremendous display that we already saw in Death Stranding, which featured performances by renowned actors such as Norman Reedus, Mads Mikkelsen and even Guillermo del Toro, opening the doors to both actors and directors.
The question now is how the studio plans to handle the expansion, since Since its reform in 2015, Kojima Productions has only released one game (counting as a single release the standard version and Director’s Cut of Death Stranding). And it is that although it has been rumored for a long time that he is already working on a new installment under the code name “Abandoned”, which Blue Box Game Studios related to a possible new installment of Silent Hill, about which little more information has reached us than constant delays.