Hideo Kojima has finally achieved one of his long-held dreams. Kojima Productions Studios has officially announced that it intends to expand its field of activity and establish a new division dedicated to music, TV series and movies.
Anyone who is interested in Kojima’s works, or even a little acquainted with him and his works, knows that Kojima has a great interest in cinema and music and other media in general. Even before entering the world of acting, he dreamed of making a film. He seems to have achieved this dream now.
Located in Los Angeles, California, this new section is designed to take the games of this game studio to other mediums of popular culture. This new team and division is to be led by Riley Russell. Interestingly, he joined Kojima Productions after nearly 28 years in various positions at Playstation, including Chief Legal Officer and Vice President of Commerce, to lead this new division and take Kojima Production in a new direction.
“The new division is tasked with working with talented creative professionals in television, music, film, as well as more familiar figures in the video game industry,” says Russell. As the studio’s charter, our goal is to expand access to the assets currently available to Kojima Productions, as well as to be able to make those works part of the public culture and add to its audience. Although we are a global organization, the new business development team will be based in Los Angeles, California. “We are really excited and looking forward to working with the best entertainment talent we can in all the different entertainment industries.”
“Finding new ways to entertain, engage and deliver new value to your fans in a rapidly changing storytelling world is essential,” said Yoshika Fukuda, Kojima Productions’ director of business development. This new section will take our studio to more realms, presenting our creative narratives in environments other than video games, and creating ways for our fans to connect and immerse themselves in these new spaces. They will build. “
Kojima has stated in the past that in the future, in addition to making video games, he would like to make films and other works of art at Kojima Production Studio. Therefore, the expansion of Kojima Productions and their activities in these areas is not strange, but it is noteworthy what resources Kojima Productions, as an independent studio, has at its disposal that has been able to expand to such an extent and also operate in other artistic mediums. Slowly Hence, there may be behind the scenes collaborations and support that have helped Kojima in this way.
Although this is just a guess and it may be quite the opposite, since PlayStation has worked with Kojima Productions in the past and recently the director of Sony’s in-house studios has hinted at previous collaborations with the studio, perhaps Sony too. Have a role in this direction and at least have provided special cooperation in the field of filmmaking or other parts. More importantly, Sony’s overall policy has been to focus on growing its gaming potential over the past few years, and that is why they have brought their games to other mediums, such as Uncharted. This is exactly what Kojima wants to do.