Nikkei: Kojima left Konami today, starting new studio, [Update: Read OP Translation]

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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:


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.


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.


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.


@lifelower: Nikkei - Kojima has officially left Konami, expected to start new company with KojiPro members, in talk with SCE. …
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Article is in Japanese.

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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