Well it’s now official – Hideo Kojima has left Konami and formed his own independent development company. Whilst big news in itself, it was something that we all knew was going to happen. What we didn’t know (although it isn’t a surprise) is that the first game developed under the new ‘Kojima Productions’ banner is going to be a Playstation 4 exclusive.

Kojima Productions

There aren’t any details at the moment, but unless there’s some miracle IP obtaining don’t expect a Metal Gear Solid or Zone Of The Enders sequel from the company. Hey, maybe we may see that partnership with Guilermo Del Toro come back to life…

Hideo Kojima had the following to say about the partnership:
“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. I cannot wait to deliver, with PlayStation, a game that will become a compelling franchise.”

It’s all very exciting – I can’t wait to see what comes from this partnership. It’s all early days at the moment, so expect to see more details in the future.