Hideo Kojima’s love for TV, music, and film has been well documented for a very long time. Not only is he very open about his love for other forms of media outside of video games, his passion for it frequently bleeds through into his games. Death Stranding, the most recent game from the studio, features all the aspects you would find in a blockbuster art film, alongside some incredible music. Now it appears that Kojima Productions will be expanding and growing to expand outside of just the medium of video games.
Kojima Productions Continues To Grow
In a report from Gamesindustry.biz, it was revealed that a new division of Kojima Productions has been opened in California. This new division of the company will be led by industry veteran Riley Russell. Russell brings with him over 28 years of experience that has been spread across various operational roles within PlayStation. This new division of Kojima Productions will be focused primarily on media outside of the realm of video games. Russell was clear that this move was about diversifying Kojima Productions projects and bringing what the studio is already well known for to the mainstream.
“The team has as its charter, the goal of expanding the reach and awareness of the properties now under development at Kojima Productions and to make them, even more, a part of our popular culture. Although we are a global organization, the new business development team will be centered in Los Angeles, CA. We are truly excited and looking forward to working with the very best entertainment talent we can, across all of the entertainment industries.”
It certainly will be interesting to see how this division will grow, and how hands-on will Hideo Kojima be with this particular division of the company. Only time will tell, but it is certainly exciting to see a studio with such unique ideas, branch out into a variety of different media.
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