Today, Sony Computer Entertainment announced by way of President Andrew House and Hideo Kojima himself, that the house of PlayStation and the creator of Metal Gear Solid have partnered for a new franchise. The first game will be a console exclusive for PS4.
SCEI CEO Andrew House accompanied the press release with a comment:
“PlayStation’s history is one of game innovation and great new franchises. Hideo Kojima has been a huge part of that history, and we are therefore delighted that he has chosen to bring his brand new project to life in partnership with PlayStation. We look forward to working with him on an exciting new game and warmly welcome him to the PlayStation family.”
Kojima-san has formed a new independent studio named Kojima Productions, and promises to create a game that can become a “compelling franchise.” Here is his comment:
“I will be taking on a new challenge by establishing my own independent studio, and I am thrilled to be able to embark on this journey with PlayStation, who I have continued to work with all these past years. I cannot wait to deliver, with PlayStation, a game that will become a compelling franchise.”
He also tweeted about the ending of his employment at Konami, and his commitment to create “as long as he lives.”
— HIDEO_KOJIMA (@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN) December 16, 2015
Below you can enjoy the video of the announcement and rejoice.