Celebrating his 52nd birthday, Kojima not only got the present of almost perfect Metal Gear Solid 5 reviews but promised his fans that he would keep creating for the rest of his life.
some "ZONE OF ENDERS" please!
I hope he signs with Sony, not because I want his game exclusive but because Sony gives their developers a lot more freedom than most big publishers also since he always had a nice relationship with Sony for a while now sign him Sony let him keep the ip Sony sign like a 3 game deal
crotaaa brother while kickstarter is a nice option do you really think it can raise 30 million plus for his games? look at shenmue 3, yes it got a lot of funds but it's no where near 20 plus million also why do you guys keep saying he needs to start his own company, he already has his own company . KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS also you look at many ex developers who left Sega and Capcom , while they all form their own companies yet they still signed with a huge company like EA, BETHESDA ETC, and what I said had a bigger chance of happening, kojima has always like working on playstation consoles and he and Sony have very nice relationship what's a guarantee that if he stays independent he won't make exclusives. look at platinum games, they are independent yet sign exclusive deals to make exclusive games it's a business at the end of the day and I believe who ever gives kojima a big budget a lot of freedom will get him
@Showtime what you said is true. But MS also has shown to let devs have creative freedom also. Hideki Kamiya's dream project Scalebound. Keiji Inafune's brand new Ip Recore. And Ted Prices SOD and MS let them keep the Ip. So either the two would be a good fit. But that's not my point. My point is his next game needs to be multiplat which I highly think will happen. Hes shown no real favoritism from each platform he likes both very much he even said it himselff. So his independent game imo needs to go multiplat so everyone can enjoy his next game.
@ Crotaaa If he created his own studio he'd be making indies and half the 'gamers' on this site wouldn't play them. Even if they were awesome games.
angeli rue under Phil spencer ms has really turned into a developer friendly brand so I could see that too. my point originally wasn't that he will sign with Sony, all I was trying to say was he could sign with Son because of their long history together mgs brand became famous on playstation brand and many consider mgs and ff7 to be some of the best gaming experiences of all time phall he already has his own studio. Kojima productions. so he basically needs a publisher or kickstarter to get moving. a true talent like kojima will not be left 5o kickstarter, I see him signing with a publisher Sega and before you say this or that looks at how much Sega is worth. they can definitely afford him Bethesda since they want to grow and they already got a famous developer who did evil within EA for as much as we dislike them they are one of the biggest publishers and under Andrew Wilson might be more open to 2nd party developers working under EA activision but who knows I don't consider them a favorite Sony and Ms kickstarter
After what happened at Konami, I have no doubt that he doesn't want to be tied down by any publisher.
Glad to hear it, he could have easily retired after this but he loves his craft and it clearly shows with all the positive reception to MGSV despite Konami screwing him twice over
Hope he gets picked up by a company with a big budget, so he can can make his games the best they can be.
Best thing for him is to start his own studio an remain independent, so he can keep his IPs . No need to go thru that mess all over again .
We've seen before studios negotiate big deals (with the devil basically) that still retain them ownership of their ips . He's popular and skilled enough to achieve that
Even think what he could do with a kickstarter project, I mean his opportunities are pretty much endless no matter what path he takes
True .. but will he be comfortable with some potentially entitled backers and their perceptions that since it's involve their money , they ought to "be consulted and agreed with on anything" ? The feeling doesnt always exist for bad reasons , mind you ... but still ...
@Baka-akaB are you referring to EA or Microsoft who happen to be the only ones to agree to such deals . EA thru the EA partnership and MS thru funding publishing. As I recall those are the only devils with such way of thinking . unlike halo, Bungie was bought in 98-99 for 50 million meaning MS owned themthe departing deal if I recall was the handing over of the IP for their right to walk . in no way is that like I fund it but keep IP for my self like some do .
Activision as well actually . Bungie still owns Destiny unlike Halo , and only agreed to a publishing deal over a period . And Bethesda/Zenimax did the same with Evil Within unless i'm wrong . It's a relatively uncommon and recent trend , wich i'm sure someone like Kojim could push for . Gives him enough freedom , while securing proper funding .
Kojima couldn't afford himself, whos going to fund his games?
So just make his own company, go on kickstarter and end up making a budget game like mighty number 9? No thank you.
that or work for someone who will claim ownership of his IP and leave him with nothing . yeah I prefer that mess over him losing his created IPs.
?? Because you played Mighty no9? Because Mega Man was a AAA game right bud? I don't think you know what your talking about. Also they don't need to fully fund off of Kickstarter, Star Citizen didn't.....
@_-EDMIX Its a simple platformer clone of megaman there isnt some huge deal more to it than what we've seen. The point of my comment was that mighty no9 required all that money to make a simple platformer, kickstarter can only get you so far. With the big budget games kojima was able to make while with konami he wouldn't be able to get anywhere near that by kickstarter.
Simple? Sooooo you just have no clue how much games cost huh? Simple in concept doesn't mean simple in creation. I'm not sure why you assumed its cost based on its design. Mind you...you've yet to play. "With the big budget games kojima was able to make while with konami he wouldn't be able to get anywhere near that by kickstarter" ??? I see you don't even fully read either. " they don't need to fully fund off of Kickstarter, Star Citizen didn't" Please...dear god, go read what Kickstarter is. Here is a hint, look up what a kick start is. https://www.kickstarter.com... and "34,397 backers pledged $2,134,374"...that was at the END OF THE CAMPAIGN! At the END! Understand what that actually means bud. http://www.gamespot.com/art... Sooooooooo only 2 million of that 77 million came from Kickstarter. Once again...nice and slowly....they don't need to fully fund off of kickstarter, most don't. He can seek donations after its complete as many actually do.
You really going to act like a dick? It's my own perspective so leave me to it. Don't need someone to act all high and mighty and speak to me as if i'm an idiot.
Now Kojima can finally live his dream and build a legacy beyond Metal Gear.
Good to hear. He always brings something positive to the industry and I respect him more than most in the game. Happy birthday Kojima.
I'd like to see him get together with Sony Japan. They have a lot of people from Team Silent. Perhaps they could collaborate on a new Siren game?
I actually have a theory that could very well be. I'm currently running a playthrough of all the main MGs, from MG1-MGPeace Walker MG1 MG2 MGS MGS2 MGS3 MGSIV MG Peace Walker Ground Zeros Now, I've noticed that Sony's Japan team has added Kojimas team many, many times. It could be likely he is just moving his current team over to Sony's Japan Studio. Maybe I'm just looking to deeply into it.
New Siren game with Del Toro xD If only!
Fantastic news. Looking forward to his future masterpieces. Iwata's passing had me depressed for a bit but when this legend passes one day in my lifetime I will cry.
Hideo Kojima is 52?? He looks amazing for his years. So does Mark Cerny another 50+ genius. Unlike the Real Housewives of CougarVille, no surgery enhancements /
He's Japanese, they seem to generally age pretty well. I had students in Japan who I thought were in their 20's then found out they were 40ish.
You might be able to erase the marking, but the memories will never disappear.
If I were a Sony executive I would instantly make him join to Sony and give an open budget.
Make him , what is he a pet or developer.
Sounds like you would make a good Sony executive. Imagine if MS paid up to lock down Kojima. Would cause some outrage but would be a smart move I think?
Kojima a "Japanese" working for MS?? Don't underestimate how Japanese nationalism is. They tend to be loyal to their country and not alienate their fans. You do know most of his fans are on Playstation and Metal gear "Solid" series is born on playstation. Working for MS means hes games will never reach millions of people. People will not buy another console just for the sake of 1 game. If that were true then Xbox one should be leading in sales with 23million worldwide
Happy Birthday Mr. Kojima. I'm glad MGS franchise ended with him. I can just imagine other masterpieces he have created but never got the chance to bring them to reality. Now he can.
We need more Kojimas in the world. Is 1:1 cloning a thing yet?
Where's Les Enfants Terribles when you need it?
Why don't we just clone a mini Kojima?
I would like to either see Kojima do a spiritual successor to ZOE or MGS, but ZOE first lol.
Whatever Kojima-San does Games wise, his good longterm relationship with Sony all but guarantees PS4 will be involved, so they don't need to acquire him. Besides, I feel like, as many gamer's as possible should be able to experience this Mans work, not just games exclusive to PS hardware. I'm not that selfish /
The man is a legend. I will always support everything he puts out. Here's to the next endeavor Kojima! Finally being able to move on to something new.
Make movies and games to the end Mr. Kojima
As long as he promises to keep creating, I promise to keep supporting him.
Hmmmmm someone else mentioned Siren. Since Silent Hills seems to be dead. I would really like it if he does work with Sony Japan and make a new Siren game. I think that would be amazing.
well, Kojima is a genius when it comes to games so this is good thing.
Kojima can do either. Alone or with someone else. Besides, for people talking about influence from a new dev/publisher... well have you read about the working conditions at Konami? Yeah... I'm pretty sure everywhere else will seem like a walk in the park.
Kojima will join in the hollywood movies as a producer, keifer will help him... Kojima dream was making movies not games.
He said this back in 2008. Nothing new.
And the fans promise to keep creating new ways of saying F U to Konami for screwing him over.
I'm glad. As long as he enjoys doing so.
I hear Sony gives their devs a lot of creative freedom...just saying.
@FreddyFazbear "Japanese" working for MS?? Hey freddy these developers want to know everything you say you know of their Japanese nationalism Keiji Inafune,Hideki Kamiya,Yukio Futatsugi, Masaya Matsuura, Goichi Suda @mochachino at the cost of the IP which doesn't sound like freedom ..
Whatever he chooses to do, fans of his work will be sure to follow and support him. Hopefully he will continue to work with Yoji Shinkawa. They work well together.
In all seriousness, I hope I look as good as him when I'm 52. He looks 28.
He should go with ea, ubisoft, or microsoft
I actually believe that going with Sony is a better option for him. However it would be best if he had his own studio. That way he can still deliver his games to all his fans.
Man he could do so many great things with Sony. Going for his own studio would be a lot more work then latching on to another company. If not Sony, he might do well with Square Enix.
Kojima Has Come To
Did this butweeed made sum els good ? no in 52 years only one title , shame on you . MGS aint that great of a series also . MS off .
Sony needs to bring him on their team
A horror title, please.
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