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News other 22 November 2021, 21:27

author: Miriam Moszczynska

Kojima's Studio Opens New Division Focused on Movies and Music

Hideo Kojima is officially expanding his scope of work into more industries. The new division of Kojima Productions is set to work on music, movies, and other aspects of culture that go further than video games.

  1. Hideo Kojima is opening a new division of Kojima Productions in Los Angeles;
  2. Its main task will be to expand the company's activities from video game development to other branches of pop culture.

Hideo Kojima is a renowned game developer, renowned for his work on the Metal Gear series and as the creator of Death Stranding, among other titles. From now on, he will also be involved in other areas of culture, such as music, film and television. Kojima Productions official Twitter account posted a message, according to which the company opened a new branch in Los Angeles, which is to specialize in the aforementioned media.

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Information on the opening of the new branch of the studio, source:

The new division of Kojima Productions unit be headed by Riley Russel. This is a man who worked for Sony Interactive Entertainment for nearly 28 years, holding many positions in the company, including vice president for business. Below is his statement about the new studio, from an interview with GamesIndustry.Biz:

"The new division will be tasked with working with creative and talented professionals in television, music and film, as well as the more familiar games industry.

The team has as its charter, the goal of expanding the reach and awareness of the properties now under development at Kojima Productions, and to make them even more a part of our popular culture. Although we are a global organization, the new business development team will be centred in Los Angeles, CA. We are truly excited and looking forward to working with the very best entertainment talent we can, across all of the entertainment industries."

In addition to Russel, Kojima Productions' business development manager Yoshiko Fukuda also spoke about the new unit.

"Finding new ways to entertain, engage and offer value to our fans is essential in a fast-moving, ever changing storytelling world. Our new division will take the studio into even more areas that present our creative narratives beyond videogames and to open up ways for our fans to communicate and immerse themselves in these spaces."

So what can we expect from the studio after such a move? Whether it will be a TV series, a musical group, a movie adaptation of one of the games - we will probably find out in the near future, when the department will announce work on the first project.

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  2. Death Stranding Review – A Long Walk with Kojima
  3. Kojima Productions - official website