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:
— Shuhei Yoshida (@yosp) December 16, 2015
Endigo is the singer that created the “Where is the Last Guardian” song, that Yoshida-san mentioned after the re-reveal of the game.
SCE VP of Publisher & Developer Relations Adam Boyes:
— Adam Boyes (@amboyes) December 16, 2015
SCE Third-Party Relations Manager Brad Douglas:
— Brad Douglas (@kazamatsuri) December 16, 2015
@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:
— Gio Corsi (@giocorsi) December 16, 2015
Xbox Director of Program Management Mike Ybarra:
Xbox Live Director of Programming Larry Hryb:
. @HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN Congrats on the new studio and good luck with your latest endeavor
— Larry Hryb (@majornelson) December 16, 2015
Deus Ex team:
Naughty Dog Co-Lead Designer Anthony Newman:
I cannot “bruh” enough: Kojima’s next game PS4 exclusive. This vid is gangster, extra proud to be in the Sony fam rn https://t.co/ONtzZ4Pjjh
— Anthony Newman (@BadData_) December 16, 2015
Sony Santa Monica Senior Programmer Federico Bianco prevot:
Remedy Games Head of PR Thomas Puha:
Congrats to Kojima and co. Curious as to what they will do for an engine, probably use something Sony has to get up to speed.
— Thomas Puha (@RiotRMD) December 16, 2015
Creating tech from scratch depending on the game would take 2-3 years. Then you got like less than a year to actually make the game. — Thomas Puha (@RiotRMD) December 16, 2015
Respawn Entertainment Founder Vince Zampella:
@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN congrats, I am so glad to see you guys ready to go again!
— Vince Zampella (@VinceZampella) December 16, 2015
The Game Band Creative Director Sam Rosenthal:
Minecraft Creator Markus Persson:
Kojima Productions is dead! Long live Kojima Productions! Exciting times! Can’t wait to see what @HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN Creates and Directs.
— Markus Persson (@notch) December 16, 2015
Forge Reply Marketing and Business Development Manager Alessandro Mazzega:
Nier: Automata Director Taro Yoko:
@YAHBOYFROGEYMTL No. He is so great.
— yokotaro@C89水-東Ｖ18b (@yokotaro) December 16, 2015
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.