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Kojima Productions, the studio behind Death Stranding, has confirmed that it'll miss out on GDC 2020. The developer, headed by Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima, says: "[we have] made the difficult decision to cancel our participation at the 2020 Game Developers Conference due to increasing concerns related to...
If there was ever any doubt as to where Guerrilla Games is based, look no further than its gift to Kojima Productions. The Death Stranding studio is celebrating its fourth anniversary, and Guerrilla has given the team a huge wheel of cheese. This is maybe the most Dutch thing the studio has ever done. Even better? The 30-pound chunk of...
Last man Stranding
One of Hideo Kojima’s primary accomplices, Ken-Ichiro Imaizumi (pictured far left), has departed Kojima Productions after 20 years. The veteran, who worked alongside the Metal Gear auteur at Konami before helping to co-found his new independent studio of the same name, most recently oversaw all production on PlayStation 4...
Death Stranding will be a PlayStation 4 exclusive when it launches on the 8th November 2019, but it won't be tied to Sony's console forever. Developer Kojima Productions has confirmed that the mysterious open world title will launch on PC in the "early summer" of 2020. It'll be published by 505 Games. The news doesn't come as a huge...
Kojima shows exclusive off
Guerrilla Games and Kojima Productions have the best bromance in games, with the former famously lending veteran director Hideo Kojima and his team Horizon: Zero Dawn’s acclaimed Decima Engine for use in Death Stranding. It means that the companies have a water-tight relationship, and spend a lot of time visiting each...
E3 2017 preparations or just a progress report? According to his Twitter account, Hideo Kojima spent the day in meetings with some of Sony's big wigs, including PlayStation 4 architect Mark Cerny and the ridiculously likeable marketing chief Asad Qizilbash. We bet you could almost smell the talent filtering out of the meeting room...
We need intel
Let's face it: we don't know much about Death Stranding or how it plays. Kojima's gone off on a few tangents in the past, alluding to stealth and hitting people with sticks - if we remember right - but it's difficult to picture gameplay until we've actually seen it. Still, at least we know that it's not going to join the ranks of...
Hideo's back, folks
Hideo Kojima admitted following his break-up with Konami that he considered quitting games for good, but he was convinced to start again. Now it seems like the auteur is very much over the past, and is looking to the future. Today an embargo has lifted showing off the inside of his new studio, and it looks frankly astonishing...
Seeing is believing
Hideo Kojima has opened the doors to the new Kojima Productions for the first time, revealing the futuristic studio space where Death Stranding will be made. The company, which the auteur founded in late 2015 following his departure from Konami, is almost ready to begin full production on its PlayStation 4 exclusive project –...
Hideo Kojima has departed Konami – and he's bringing all of the top talent with him. The new Kojima Productions, which will launch Death Stranding exclusively on the PlayStation 4 as its first project, has quietly been fultoning high-ranked employees and adding them to its office. We already know that art director Yoji Shinkawa,...
And it's now called Decima
The mystery surrounding Death Stranding's engine has finally been revealed: it'll run on Guerrilla Games' proprietary software. The tech, which is also being used for Horizon: Zero Dawn, has now been given an official name: Decima. It's the latest version of the engine that previously powered the Killzone games. This...
If you thought that the so-called "logo movie" was self-indulgent, then get a load of this: Ludens, the skeletal space-explorer said to represent Kojima Productions' "frontier spirit", is getting a slew of action figures. A reminder: this character has nothing to do with Death Stranding or any other game – it's lit
The definition of decadent
Haha, we absolutely love this. Appearing at the San Diego Comic-Con over the weekend, Hideo Kojima revealed the "logo movie" for his new studio Kojima Productions, which will presumably be displayed when you boot up Death Stranding. The clip – embedded below – is just about as ostentatious as you can possibly imagine,...
In the tub
Mark Cerny, the PlayStation 4's architect, appeared in the credits for Hideo Kojima's mysterious Death Stranding trailer this week, suggesting that the industry legend will have some role in the development of the exclusive game. The outrageously talented veteran was listed as Technical Producer, which makes a lot of sense considering...
And it is very very weird
Hideo Kojima unveiled his new project at Sony's E3 press conference today, and it was delightfully bizarre. There is very little we actually know about the game - which is called Death Stranding - but here's our basic rundown of the trailer: Naked Norman Reedus is attached to a naked baby. The baby dissapears, but leaves a...
For the players
Buddies Geoff Keighley and Hideo Kojima got together and had a friendly chat today to discuss his feelings over the major shifts in his life over the past year, where he's been in his worldwide travels visiting game studios, and what he has planned for his new studio. However, Keighley asked two questions in particular that caught...
Ever since the new Kojima Productions was formed, Hideo Kojima has been hinting that there's a greater mystery behind the independent studio's logo. And he's finally revealed it today, showcasing LUDENS – a sci-fi knight covered in bottle caps – which serves to illustrate the vision behind the veteran's fresh outfit. "We'll deliver the...
Will be available as a figurine
Metal Gear maker Hideo Kojima has partnered with Sony to create an all-new PlayStation 4 exclusive, but it'll probably be a little while before we get to see it in action. The auteur has been speaking to Japanese media, however, teasing in the latest issue of Famitsu magazine that there's more to his studio's logo...
To say there's no scepticism surrounding PlayStation VR would be a lie. Every time we write about the peripheral – or virtual reality in general – it comes under some criticism from both readers and the wider web alike. But speaking with Polygon, ex-Metal Gear Solid maker Hideo Kojima has suggested that the cynicism is...
And won't be virtual reality
Hideo Kojima is not a man who does things by half. This is a guy who, famously, is such a control freak that he has a hand in practically everything pertaining to his titles; he's the Prince of the video game industry, and it should come as no surprise that Virgo is his star sign. It shouldn't surprise you that he's...
"I will continue creating cutting-edge games"
We're going to get mutilated by Metal Gear fans, but we've always found the writing in the series to be convoluted and heavy-handed. That said, creator Hideo Kojima's typing some nice stuff on Twitter as he travels back home from his PlayStation world tour. In one tweet, he talked about how developers...
Should it stay or Hideo?
Now that Hideo Kojima's escaped from the clutches of Konami, the Metal Gear maker is allowed to worry about the little things again. And one question that's causing the auteur real anxiety at the moment is whether he should keep his facial hair. "Should I shave?" he asked on Twitter yesterday, adding a poll so that his...
Gamers around the globe are ditching their Quiet drawings in order to pen a new character: Kojima Productions' logo. We've only seen the medieval skull's head thus far, but studio founder Hideo Kojima did note in a tweet that the company has imagined the character's body as well. Rather than reveal it, however, he said that he'd prefer...
Metal Gear maker explains decision behind PS4 exclusive
Hideo Kojima has admitted that he had interest from other companies, but he chose to partner with Sony for his first independent project because he feels "comfortable" with the platform holder. The veteran developer has long been a part of the PlayStation furniture, and even though his more...
It's been a while since we heard anything from Kojima Productions, but according to a not-so cryptic tweet made by Akio Otsuka – the Japanese voice actor for Solid Snake – the developer has officially been disbanded. Writing on Twitter, the veteran larynx lender posted a heartfelt goodbye to the studio that turned him into a star among...
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain had a fairly substantial showing at E3 2015, but the hype train stops for nobody, so Konami has now released an equally extensive new trailer for the title. Cleverly, the clip sees Snake attempting the same
If you needed a little more proof that P.T. is quite possibly the greatest survival horror game in over a decade, then this clip should do the trick. In it, Twitch user CryoSphereD pauses the Silent Hills demo in order to take a break and interact with her viewers. However, after about two minutes, the release decides that she's had...
Powered by PlayStation 4
We already got to sample a huge chunk of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain earlier in the week, but developer Kojima Productions has followed up with a farm fresh snippet running on the PlayStation 4. This shows our eye-patched protagonist Big Boss scouting out an enemy facility during the day – and getting embroiled in...
New trailer focuses on gameplay
Solid Snake’s new voice actor will be revealed during Konami’s pre-E3 press conference on 6th June, according to a teaser image posted on NeoGAF. Legendary performer David Hayter waved goodbye to the character earlier in the year, after insinuating that
Hideo Kojima opens up
Legendary voice actor David Hayter will not be reprising his role as Solid Snake (or Big Boss) in Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain because creator Hideo Kojima wants the upcoming adventure to be a “new type” of Metal Gear experience. “It will be a new person, I can’t say who yet,” the luminary said in an...
Apparently, he wasn't even asked
David Hayter, better known as the voice of Solid Snake and Big Boss, will not be returning to lend his larynx to whoever that is in Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain. The popular performer confirmed the news on Twitter, telling disappointed fans that he had a “good run” as the character. Yeah, we’re welling...
Doing things differently
Wrapped in bandages like his fake accomplice Joakim Mogren, slightly bonkers video game luminary Hideo Kojima confirmed during his GDC 2013 keynote earlier today that The Phantom Pain and Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes are actually, well,
Legendary developer spills the beans
Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima has taken a break from photographing his lunch, opting to snap a quick shot of his desktop computer instead. While that would be a pretty uneventful occurrence under ordinary circumstances, the Kojima Productions man doesn’t do things by half. As such, it’s no surprise that...
Moby Dick Studio executive Joakim Mogren steps out of the shadows
An interview with Moby Dick Studio’s bandaged CEO Joakim Mogren has confirmed that The Phantom Pain is running on the FOX Engine, the new development platform from Kojima Productions. As teased yesterday, the so-called executive appeared on an episode of GTTV last night, where he i
We don't know whether to laugh or cry
Remember when GTTV host Geoff Keighley revealed that he was about to interview the CEO of Moby Dick Studio, Joakim Mogren? Well, here’s a picture of the supposed Swedish developer behind The Phantom Pain – covered in, er, bandages. Could this story possibly get any more ridiculous? We certainly hope s
Mysterious chief executive officer Joakim Mogren to appear on GTTV
The narrative surrounding Moby Dick Studio’s mysterious The Phantom Pain is more complicated than the plot of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. The title was announced late last year during the Spike VGAs, but was promptly blown wide open. Eagle-eyed online users noticed...
Two different beasts
Project Ogre and the recently revealed Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes are two entirely different projects — and don't let Hideo Kojima hear you say otherwise. Metal Gear's main man huffed on Twitter that he was "sick and tired" of people asking if the games are one and the same during PAX Prime. We gues
Showing off FOX Engine
On Thursday Hideo Kojima, creator of the Metal Gear Solid series, revealed his upcoming title, Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes. Today, he has teased us with a ten minute gameplay trailer, sure to get Metal Gear fans excited. While the footage was shown running through a PC, Kojima has stated that the specs are comparable to...
Columbia Pictures has snapped up the rights to produce a movie based on Kojima Productions’ wildly popular Metal Gear Solid franchise. Announced at an anniversary event overnight – which also played host to the reveal of a new game – the flick will be produced by Avi Arad of Spider-Man fame. It’s unclear how much involvement...
Hideo Kojima is the master of making huge announcements while sharing very little information at all, and the legendary developer has been at it again. Rounding out a Zone of the Enders HD conference in Shinjuku, the Kojima Productions head thought it appropriate to announce the next title in the popular series – and then shut up...
As expected, Hideo Kojima has revealed that Platinum Games' upcoming Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance will be playable at E3 in June
The luminary revealed the tid-bit in a roundtable featured in Famitsu magazine. He was joined by Platinum Games' CEO Tatsuya Minami and producer Atsushi Inaba. The interview touched upon how the collaborative process between Platinum Games and Kojima Productions was..
One of the saddest thing to emerge this generation has been the decline in diversity
With development budgets spiralling, pushed publishers are stuck to working with what they know in order to avoid facing commercial disaster. That's meant that outside of the emerging download platforms, there's been very little experimentation in the retail space. We can point to a handful of imaginative titles..
Hideo Kojima's next game -- the mysterious Project Ogre -- will be an open world title according to the creator himself
In a candid chat with CNN, the Kojima Productions boss revealed that he's eager to make something very free" after spending years on the cinematic Metal Gear Solid series. The kind of game Im making is some game that has a very wide entrance, a very open entrance, he..
Hideo Kojima's being Hideo Kojima again
The cryptic gaming visionary has casually dropped a couple of screenshots showing off the developer's new Fox Engine — one of which is apparently from a prototype of his upcoming game, Project Ogre. The first image shows a crouching soldier, while the second focuses on a couple of ladies. We're hoping Project Ogre pertains to the second image rather than..
For as long as there have been video games, fans have demanded Zone Of The Enders 3
Alright, so maybe it's not quite that extreme, but few would deny that the next entry in Hideo Kojima's mech combat series is not heavily anticipated. Sadly, Kojima has admitted that his studio just doesn't have the resources to produce the game right now. But the designer has teased that the company's new Fox..
If you're willing to ignore The Last Of Us, the reannouncement of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance was easily the biggest story at this year's VGAs
The challenged title was first announced back in 2009, before heading into hiding for a good couple of years. That's because staff at Kojima Productions lost sight of the project, and the game was promptly (and secretly) cancelled. But the game was..
Some of you will have already seen the latest trailer for Metal Gear Solid: Rising -- now known as Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
It leaked earlier in the evening after all. But if you haven't seen it yet, you're in luck. Now you can watch it officially. Beware though, there's some seriously crazy footage embedded within. With Platinum Games at the helm, Metal Gear's gone a little heavy metal in..
Phew, talk about quiet Saturday evenings
A brand new trailer for Metal Gear Solid: Rising has leaked online ahead of its expected debut during the VGAs. You could say, Metal Gear's back with a vengeance — or revengeance, huh? That's right, the ripper (Raiden) is back in Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. The game's being developed by Platinum Games in association with Kojima Productions. Are you..
You didn't expect the creator of Metal Gear, Hideo Kojima, to do things by half did you? The Kojima Productions gaffer has shown off his new business cards on Twitter
They are made of metal. Yup.
With Metal Gear Solid: Rising set to gets its big coming out party at next month's VGAs, series creator Hideo Kojima has told Official PlayStation Magazine that series veterans might not initially fall in love with the game's new direction
If somebody thinks I love Snake and just really wants traditional stealth gameplay and that experience, then it may be hard to get into Rising, he told..