Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) has today announced that it has signed an agreement with Kojima Productions to develop a new game for the Playstation 4 games console. Having been a part of Konami for the recently released Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Kojima Productions headed by Hideo Kojima will now have creative freedom to move away from the franchise Kojima has worked on for many years.
“PlayStation’s history is one of game innovation and great new franchises,” said Andrew House, President and Global CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. “Hideo Kojima has been a huge part of that history, and we are therefore delighted that he has chosen to bring his brand new project to life in partnership with PlayStation. We look forward to working with him on an exciting new game and warmly welcome him to the PlayStation family.”
“I will be taking on a new challenge by establishing my own independent studio, and I am thrilled to be able to embark on this journey with PlayStation, who I have continued to work with all these past years,” said Hideo Kojima, Game Designer, Kojima Productions. “I cannot wait to deliver, with PlayStation, a game that will become a compelling franchise.”