Kojima Productions, developer of Death Stranding, has announced that it’s launching a new division focusing on film, TV and music.
The new branch will be based in Los Angeles, reports GamesIndustry.biz. Leading the team will be Riley Russell who is joining the company following 28 years at PlayStation. He provides a quote for the move. “The new division will be tasked with working with creative and talented professionals in television, music and film, as well as the more familiar games industry”. The aim is to expand “the reach and awareness of the properties now under development at Kojima Productions, and to make them even more a part of our popular culture.”
Kojima Productions business development manager Yoshiko Fukuda chimed in with a quote of his own. “Finding new ways to entertain, engage and offer value to our fans is essential in a fast-moving, ever changing storytelling world. Our new division will take the studio into even more areas that present our creative narratives beyond videogames and to open up ways for our fans to communicate and immerse themselves in these spaces.”
Studio head Hideo Kojima previously hinted that he intended to take the studio into movies back in 2019. Could we see a Death Stranding movie or similar down the line? The company most recently launched Death Stranding: Director’s Cut on PlayStation 5 back in September.
#KojimaProductions are proud to announce that a new business division will be opening in California, USA.
This will explore opportunities beyond game development into film, television and other forms of entertainment.
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