Kojima Productions branches into music, television, and movies with new division

One thing to stay up for: Hideo Kojima’s studio, Kojima Productions, is very secretive about its upcoming initiatives. We all know it’s in all probability contemplating a Loss of life Stranding sequel and possibly one other fully totally different challenge. Now it appears to be planning to supply TV exhibits and films with a brand new division devoted to the duty.

On Monday, Kojima Productions introduced it could be opening a music, tv, and film division. The brand new division might be based mostly in Los Angeles, California, and can deal with duties associated to taking the studio’s properties to “different popular culture areas.”

The corporate tapped long-time PlayStation veteran Riley Russell to move up the division. Russell labored at PlayStation for nearly 28 years in numerous positions, together with vp of enterprise affairs, senior vp of company growth, chief authorized officer, and others.

“The brand new division might be tasked with working with artistic and gifted professionals in tv, music, and movie, in addition to the extra acquainted video games business,” says the brand new Kojima boss. “The staff has as its constitution, the aim of increasing the attain and consciousness of the properties now beneath growth at Kojima Productions, and to make them much more part of our standard tradition.”

The transfer mustn’t come a shock. The sport maker expressed curiosity in making films again in 2019.

The studio based by Metallic Gear Stable mastermind Hideo Kojima has just one recreation beneath its belt—Loss of life Stranding. As of August 2021, Kojima Productions has offered 5 million copies of its maiden title. The sport’s star, The Strolling Lifeless’s Norman Reedus, not too long ago let slip {that a} Loss of life Stranding sequel is in negotiations.

The studio additionally tweeted that it was in search of expertise to work on a model new IP already in growth. Virtually nothing is thought concerning the challenge however, Kojima hinted that he wished to do a horror recreation akin to PT.

“I need to create a horror recreation, however I haven’t got this good resolution to [being able to look away when things get scary],” mentioned Kojima throughout a 2019 BAFTA panel. “For PT, I wished to create one thing that everybody actually shares. It is a film, but it surely’s a recreation … I am considering of that sort of concept, and I need to do this sort of factor.”

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