Kojima Productions Has Started Its Next Game, And It's Hiring

The company is looking for developers fluent in Japanese to work from its Tokyo studio.

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A little less than a year since the release of the wildly ambitious Death Stranding, Kojima Productions has confirmed its next game has entered development. In traditional Hideo Kojima fashion, however, we're being kept in the dark about exactly what it is.

In a statement to GameSpot, Kojima Productions didn't mention if the project had any connections to Death Stranding or would be something completely different. It's currently recruiting for roles in its Tokyo studio across several different departments, including game programming, sound design, art, game design, production, projection management, writing, and localization. Applicants must be able to speak and write Japanese fluently for the roles.

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Hideo Kojima isn't exactly known for brevity--in development time or the length of his games--so it's likely it will be several years before we actually get to play the studio's next game. Death Stranding released late last year after being announced more than three years earlier. Its development came after Hideo Kojima's acrimonious split with Konami. Though Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain released during this time, his other project, Silent Hills, was canceled. That hasn't stopped players from enjoying its demo, called PT, which ended with a surprise reveal that the game was part of the Silent Hill franchise. We're still holding out hope it is revived one day.

There were multiple carryovers from that project, however. Star Norman Reedus also played the lead role in Death Stranding, while co-creator Guillermo del Toro's likeness was used for one of its main characters. If we know Kojima, something this goofy will probably be included in the studio's next game, as well. We're hoping for Werner Herzog.

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