Hideo Kojima “Just Started the Basic Plan” for His Game; Looking for “Team Mates” Rather than Staff
During the latest episode of his videocast Hideo Tube, legendary Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima gave more color on what is going on with his newly-founded studio Kojima Productions, mentioning that he understand that his fans would like to hear about games, but it’s still too early.
“I bet people want to hear more about games, but here we are chatting about movies again… This, I understand. Since the studio was just founded, it’s still too early to be talking about that. Right?
We still don’t have the staff, no building, just started the basic plan. I’m in the middle of figuring out how I want the studio to look. Please wait a bit longer.”
Kojima-san also talked about what kind of people he’d like to bring in for his studio, mentioning that he’s looking for team mates more than for employees.
“Also, we just started our studio, and we’re looking for people to join our team. […] To put it simply, we want to keep it a small team with people making a game together, so, people who have passion, are energetic, people who inspire each other.
Rather than to say that we’re looking for staff, I’d say we’re looking for team mates. Age, sex or where you were born don’t matter.”
Looks like we’ll have to wait longer in order to hear what Kojima-san is planning. Hopefully, he’ll be able to create a studio that will fit his creativity, and to find the “team mates” he’s looking for.