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Hideo Kojima Is Thinking About His Next Project After Death Stranding

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The departure of Hideo Kojima from Konami was quite traumatic. The Japanese, who spent some time thinking about what to do, took advantage of those convulsive months to conceive what would end up being Death Stranding, a video game that we will see if it lives up to expectations on November 8 on PS4. Getting to develop and found his new studio was a laborious and expensive process, but after three years of madness, Kojima is already thinking about want to do.

The head of Kojima Productions, Hideo Kojima, has commented to the Dutch media Gamer.nl that, after the release of Death Stranding, he has already thought about what to do, or at least where to go in the face of his next playful project. Although he has not specified or explain what he means, Kojima is a tireless creator and already has an idea to develop his future project. “I’ve been walking around thinking about a future project for a while now,” he confessed. However, the Japanese is aware that the creative process that leads him to create a video game is somewhat stressful, complex and complicated. The right idea does not always come up and you have to go back to the drawing board.

“But that doesn’t mean that these aren’t stressful times. Even though I embrace that stress, its sometimes quite painful, like the contractions when giving birth. But the past four years were probably worse, as now I know it’ll be over soon. At the same time I’m watching it all from a distance and enjoying myself,” Kojima explained. As a creative director and designer, Kojima is involved at many levels in the conception of his video games. Norman Reedus (Sam in Death Stranding) did not hesitate to qualify him as a genius, partly because of his ideas and way of working.

Death Stranding will release on PS4 on November 8 and also release on PC in the summer of 2020.