Kojima Productions has today announced it is expanding its reach with a new division focused entirely on film, TV, and music. The new team will be based in Los Angeles and led by Riley Russell, formerly of PlayStation. He spent almost 28 years at the company, occupying positions such as chief legal officer and VP of business affairs. Russell said: "The new division will be tasked with working with creative and talented professionals in television, music and film, as well as the more familiar games industry."
The goal of this new expansion will be to expand "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". Business development manager at the studio Yoshiko Fukuda then added: "Our new division will take the studio into even more areas that present our creative narratives beyond videogames and to open up ways for our fans to communicate and immerse themselves in these spaces."
Of course, Hideo Kojima has consistently shared his love for the three mediums across social media for years now, so this sort of expansion for the company hardly comes as a surprise. Just yesterday the creator was sharing his love for South Korean Netflix TV show Hellbound. The Metal Gear Solid, Death Stranding maker loves his music and film just as much as his games, it seems.