Sony and Kojima Productions enter agreement for new PS4 console exclusive title

Kojima establishes his own Kojima Productions.

Hideo Kojima

Update 8:12 p.m.: Kojima further discusses his partnership with Sony in an IGN interview.

Update 8:23 a.m.: Sony has published a Q&A regarding the agreement.

Original 1:02 a.m.: Sony Computer Entertainment and Kojima Productions have entered into an agreement to develop its first software title as a console exclusive to PlayStation 4, the two companies announced.

Kojima Productions is a new, independent studio formed by Hideo Kojima, creator of Metal Gear, who left his former employer Konami as of December 15. Visit its official website here. This is the company’s logo:

Kojima Productions

“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,” said Hideo Kojima. “I cannot wait to deliver, with PlayStation, a game that will become a compelling franchise.”

Get the announcement video and press release below.

Sony Computer Entertainment
Enters Into an Agreement with Kojima Productions

The First Software Title Created by the Newly Formed Kojima Productions will be Console Exclusive to PlayStation(R)4 System

Tokyo, December 16, 2015 – Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) today announced that it has signed an agreement with Kojima Productions, a newly formed studio by the acclaimed game designer Hideo Kojima, to develop its first software title as a console exclusive to the PlayStation(R)4 (PS4(TM)) computer entertainment system.

“PlayStation(R)’s history is one of game innovation and great new franchises,” said Andrew House, President and Global CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. “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.”

“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,” said Hideo Kojima, Game Designer, Kojima Productions. “I cannot wait to deliver, with PlayStation, a game that will become a compelling franchise.”

SCE will continue to expand the world of PS4 to deliver entertainment experiences that are only possible on PlayStation.

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