Following the news that Hideo Kojima had officially departed Konami today, Sony Computer Entertainment has tonight announced that it has signed an agreement with his re-established development studio, Kojima Productions, to develop its first software title as a console exclusive to the PS4.
“PlayStation’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.”
Watch a video of PlayStation’s Andrew House announcing the news below: