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jbug617
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Update:

Originally Posted by Zefah

Why is Japanese so hard for the Internet sometimes? Here's a quick translation that tries to stay as faithful to the original text as possible:

ゲームソフト「メタルギア」シリーズで知られる著名ゲームクリエーターの小島秀夫氏が、15日付でコナミデジタルエンタテインメントを退社した。新会社を設立し てゲーム制作を続け、ソニー・コンピュータエンタテインメント(SCE)のゲーム機「プレイステーション(PS)」向けなどで販売するとみられる。

Kojima Hideo, a famous video game creator known for the Metal Gear series has left Konami Digital Entertainment as of December 15th. He will form a new company where he will continue developing video games, with plans to release on platforms such as Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE)'s PlayStation.

 コナミ時代の部下と新会社を設立する。代表作「メタルギア」シリーズの版権はコナミ側に残るため、新作の開発に着手する。最新作についてはSCEと最終交渉し ており、PS向けに優先販売するとみられる。

He is forming the new company with people who worked under him at Konami. The rights to the Metal Gear series, for which he is most known, remain at Konami, so he will begin working on an all new title. Final negotiations with SCE are underway for this new game to debut on PlayStation.

 小島氏は「マリオ」で知られる任天堂の宮本茂氏と並ぶ世界的なゲーム開発者。緻密なストーリー作りや映画の手法も取り入れた映像表現で評価が高い。今年9月に 発売したゲームソフト「メタルギアソリッド5」は世界で500万本を超える大ヒットを記録した。

Kojima is a world famous video game developer on the same level as Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto, the creator of Mario. He is highly praised for his elaborate stories and use of movie techniques to create impressive visual imagery. Metal Gear Solid V was released this September and became a massive hit, selling over 5 million copies around the world.

























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@lifelower: Nikkei - Kojima has officially left Konami, expected to start new company with KojiPro members, in talk with SCE. http://www.nikkei.com/article/DGXLZO...5A211C1TI5000/

Via Lifelower
https://twitter.com/lifelower/status/676814269854318593
http://www.nikkei.com/article/DGXLZO...5A211C1TI5000/

Article is in Japanese.

EDIT:

Originally Posted by Sn4ke_911

Originally Posted by Kodaman



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Last edited by Nirolak; 12-15-2015 at 06:29 PM.
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What!
RyanPierre
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Is this a pretty reliable site then?
spookyfish
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Post-vacation plans.
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Kojima at SCE makes so much sense.
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Hell yeah, motherfucker.
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Kojima about to turn Sony into a pachinko company next.

Originally Posted by RyanPierre

Is this a pretty reliable site then?

It doesn't get any more reliable than this. It's the Wall Street Journal of Japan, if you will.
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Originally Posted by RyanPierre

Is this a pretty reliable site then?

yeah
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*GAF explodes*
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Wish him luck. Excited to see a new project directed by Kojima that isn't another Metal Gear.
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Whhhhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa?
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Holy balls.
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Yay! Go Kojima go! Knew this was possible.
How reliable are these guys?
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It's happening. With the brand that Kojima commands Sony would be foolish to turn down any sort of collaboration with him. Also most definitely the richest and most fitting Publisher for him.
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Southern California Edison?
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HOLY SHIT! If true! DAMN...
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Knack: Revengence
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Imagine if kojima made binary domain 2 for sega
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Good news. Can't wait to see him do something brand new.
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Holy shit
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It's happening.
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Sony is the only place I can see him going to.
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Originally Posted by ElectricBlanketFire

Southern California Edison?

Sony Computer Entertainment
ChaosZeroX
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Holy shit! The PT dream lives on I hope!!!
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Sony and Kojima? Given how well the From/Sony joint worked , this could turn out amazing. Seems a good fit.
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HOLY SHIT

NEW STUDIO

YEAH BOI
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My body is ready!

Syhpon filter reboot
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I still never trust this source.
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Imagine the possibilities..
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Originally Posted by ElectricBlanketFire

Southern California Edison?

Lmao
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It has been 2 hours and 27 minutes since he left Konami..... a company he was in since 1986.
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Silent mountains plzzz
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Better be true. This is a biiiiig deal if so! Capper to the year of dreams?
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Chapter 3: Silent Hills
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P.T revival?
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FUCKING DO IT SONY
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YES
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holy guacamole-y

MAKE IT HAPPEN
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In talks with SCE? Holy shit!
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Originally Posted by RyanPierre

Is this a pretty reliable site then?

It's a well regarded business publication.

Nintendo uses them to announce investor relevant news.
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Hopefully he'll end up with his own independent studio free from any major publisher's control.
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Can someone explain what this site exactly is and why it's reliable?
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Sony Kojima Studios incoming
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Originally Posted by RyanPierre

Is this a pretty reliable site then?

Nikkei is extremely reliable.
Before people get too excited, I doubt he's just in talks with SCE, but this is the one they leaked. Will probably end up like Sora or something.
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YES YES YES!

SCE! Fuck Yes.

Please bring the studio to the US, so I can apply for a job.
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Give that dude a blank check Sony

Please and thank you
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Just like I wrote in my Sony/Kojima fan fic.
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Originally Posted by RyanPierre

Is this a pretty reliable site then?

It's basically like Bloomburg for Asia. So yeah.

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