With his contract finally coming to an end yesterday, Hideo Kojima has been busy setting up the next phase of his life. As that turns out, it’s going to be a Sony-exclusive life — at least for the first game.
In a press release and YouTube video pushed out very recently, Sony has announced that they have signed an agreement with Hideo Kojima’s new studio. The deal means the first game from Kojima’s new team will be exclusive to Sony’s consoles, although only the first game from Kojima Productions is covered.
In the video, Kojima added that he would be creating a new franchise but didn’t offer any details on what that franchise would be. “We are therefore delighted that he has chosen to bring his brand new project to life in partnership with PlayStation,” Sony Computer Entertainment president and global CEO Andrew House said in the release. “We look forward to working with him on an exciting new game and warmly welcome him to the PlayStation family.”
What franchise would you like to see Hideo Kojima create, having left Konami?