Why Kojima Decided to Work With Sony on His Next Game

Kojima trusts Sony and wanted to base his game on that relationship.


Hideo Kojima's next game is a collaboration with Sony, and the Metal Gear Solid creator has now revealed why he wanted work with them on the YouTube E3 livestream.

"I was fortunate enough that I had many offers from many different people," Kojima explained. "However, with Sony I've had a long relationship and there has been no waste in trust within our relationship. So for this, for our first title, I wanted to base it on that relationship, on that trust that we have so that's why we're working with Sony."

Kojima added that "Sony has been extremely trusting" and has allowed him "a lot of freedom to do pretty much what [he wants] to do."

"It's been pretty fun," Kojima said. "I'm really excited about this."

Kojima also talked about his upcoming game's engine, which hasn't been decided on yet. However, he mentioned that they've narrowed it down to "several engines" and are "running tests to figure out what to do."

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Additionally, Kojima offered his thoughts on virtual reality, something that he believes will make a difference.

"I think it will start with games, but it's going to go much more beyond that to education, medicine--something that will change our day-to-day lives," he said. "It's something big that will make a difference."

Kojima touched on his partnership with Sony in an interview last year. You can read more about that here.

A lot of news has circulated around the new Kojima Productions' mascot, whose name is Ludens. Kojima recently revealed the mascot's full face, and you can see it for yourself here.

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