Hideo Kojima confirms new studio and partnership with Sony

Originally reported by the Japanese site Nikkei, famed video game director Hideo Kojima has officially confirmed his departure from Konami, as well as announced his new independent studio and a partnership with Sony.

Kojima’s new studio will share the same name as his former Los Angeles, California studio, Kojima Productions, shut down by Konami earlier this year.

According to an announcement video, Kojima Production’s first title will be a new franchise that is a “collaboration with PlayStation.” According to a Q & A published on the site Medium (via Polygon), the title will be a PlayStation 4 timed exclusive, coming to PC after its initial launch on the Sony platform.

Announcing a new partnership with one of the most celebrated game developers in history

This may signify the end of Kojima’s lengthy split from Konami. More recently, Konami allegedly banned the director from attending The Game Awards, as publicly announced by the event’s host, Geoff Keighley. You can check out the industry’s reaction to the news in our feature.

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