Former Konami employee and Metal Gear Solid director Hideo Kojima has formed a new independent game company that will produce an exclusive video game for the PlayStation 4.
The old Kojima Productions company under Konami was disbanded months ago, but the new independent company bears the same name, Kojima Productions. The Kojima Productions fox logo is now replaced with an interesting steam-punk-like Skull logo. Take a look at the new Kojima Productions website here.
Gamespot has posted the Japanese translation of the text shown on the Kojima Productions website:
“We are Homo Ludens (Those who play).
From the moment we enter this world, we instinctively invent ways to have “fun,” and share our inventions with those around us. We are not asked to do this, nor do we need reasons to create. It is simply who we are.
We find one another and compete with one another. We laugh together and cry together; all while playing together. Our experiences bind us and liberate us. To share our most valuable experiences, we create stories, invent tools, and evolve the art of play. Play has been our ally since the dawn of civilisation.
“Playing” is not simply a pastime, it is the primordial basis of imagination and creation. Truth be told, Homo Ludens (Those who Play) are simultaneously Homo Faber (Those who Create).
Even if the earth were stripped of life and reduced to a barren wasteland, our imagination and desire to create would survive–beyond survival, it would provide hope that flowers may one day bloom again. Through the invention of play, our new evolution awaits.
Kojima Productions — We are Homo Ludens. We are those who play.
In the past, Kojima has mentioned many times that he wanted to make other games besides Metal Gear Solid games, and the third one in the series was supposed to be the last. Since the Metal Gear Solid franchise is owned by Konami and not Kojima, it looks like we can expect something non Metal Gear related from the new Kojima Productions.
See the video below of the announcement of Kojima’s new company and new relationship with Sony: