Hideo Kojima commented on his inspirations, Kojima Productions, and his time with his former employer Konami.
In a statement given to us during our visit to the opening of the new Kojima Productions studio space, the Metal Gear/PT/Death Stranding creator had this to say:
“The me that stands here now is the product of the past 53 years of my life. Everything I experienced over 53 years; movies I’ve seen, books I’ve read, music I’ve listened to, games I’ve played, people I’ve met and the 30 years spent in this industry, have formed who I am.
Not one of these things has been without purpose, including my experience creating games at Konami.
I’m embarking on a new challenge with a fresh slate, but I intend to keep pushing the creative envelope until the day I die. I believe my experiences over the past 53 years won’t lead me astray.”
CHECK OUT THE VIDEO ABOVE FOR AN EXCLUSIVE LOOK AT THE NEW KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS STUDIO.
Last month at PlayStation Experience, Kojima announced that Death Stranding will be powered by Decima, the engine created by Horizon Zero Dawn developer Guerrilla Games.
For more on Death Stranding and the future of PlayStation, check out our video interview with Kojima, PS4 lead architect Mark Cerny and Guerrilla Games managing director Hermen Hulst.
Marty Sliva is a Senior Editor at IGN. A girl he was dating once stepped on his PlayStation 4, and now he no longer owns PT. But don’t worry, they broke up. Follow him on Twitter @McBiggitty.