From Sony to Microsoft and More, the Industry Reacts with Joy at Hideo Kojima’s Triumphant Return

on December 16, 2015 12:22 PM

Today Hideo Kojima announced the opening of his new studio, aptly named Kojima Productions like his old team, and after the outrage at the treatment of the legendary developer by Konami, many developers and industry professionals reacted with joy at the announcement.

Below you can see a few examples among the general standing ovation happening on social networks.

SCE Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida:

“Congratulations!”

Endigo is the singer that created theWhere is the Last Guardian” song, that Yoshida-san mentioned after the re-reveal of the game.

SCE VP of Publisher & Developer Relations Adam Boyes:

SCE Third-Party Relations Manager Brad Douglas:

@Ken1555 is Producer Ken-Ichiro Imaizumi, who worked with Kojima-san on the Metal Gear Solid series, and now is part of the new studio.

SCE Director of Third Party Production and Developer Relations Gio Corsi:

Xbox Director of Program Management Mike Ybarra:

Xbox Live Director of Programming Larry Hryb:

Deus Ex team:

Naughty Dog Co-Lead Designer Anthony Newman:

Sony Santa Monica Senior Programmer Federico Bianco prevot:

Remedy Games Head of PR Thomas Puha:

Respawn Entertainment Founder Vince Zampella:

The Game Band Creative Director Sam Rosenthal:

Minecraft Creator Markus Persson:

Forge Reply Marketing and Business Development Manager Alessandro Mazzega:

Nier: Automata Director Taro Yoko:

Personally, I was overjoyed to hear the news. I can’t wait to see what Kojima-san will create. It’ll probably take a long time and a lot of patience for the fans, but good things come to those who wait.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.