Kojima Had Options
I fee like the title of this is just stating the obvious. Of course Hideo Kojima had options. He is a developing mastermind who has created some incredible and iconic franchises. The fallout with Konami really is disappointing, but it will be really interesting to see what Kojima does next with Sony. Kojima went into depth with IGN on why he choose to do business with Sony over other companies. Exerts from that interview are below, but you can read the whole interview at IGN.
I feel like this is an environment where I will be able to make something and feel comfortable, and I believe that’s the environment I need right now.
It’s thanks to Sony that I was able to make a splash in the global market. It’s been 10-plus years since then and the working relationship at Sony, the people at Sony, we gel well…. I got several offers from many different companies, but with Sony it came to a point where I know these people, they know me, we know each other well.
What ever comes next from Kojima will be great, and fortunetly it will be coming to PC so that non-PS4 owners will get to enjoy what ever is next. What happens between this outstanding developer and Sony will obviously be one of the biggest stories in 2016, and don’t be surprised if Sony walks this gentleman out at numerous game conventions next year.
What are you expecting out of Hideo Kojima and Sony in 2016 – may be 2017? – and will you buy into whatever it is?