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Kojima Productions recently announced it had established a TV and film studio based in Los Angeles, and according to Kojima its work will begin in earnest this year.
The Metal Gear creator wrote on Twitter: “Although 2021 was still a very difficult year for us, we managed to deliver the release of [Death Stranding Director’s Cut] for PS5 safely even in this COVID situation while we were solemnly preparing and experimenting with new titles.”
He added in another post: “This year, I’m going to start a new work in earnest, and move to the next level of experimentation with a radical project. I’m also hoping to get the video team going. And I may start doing something like a radio project?”
Famitsu’s annual creator vox pop provides further teases of Kojima’s 2022 plans. The designer said that this year he hopes to “regain the flexible, communicative, and speedy production rhythm we had before Corona as a studio.”
“I want to make this the year that we take a step forward into a different medium and expression than games,” he added.
As has become typical for the creator of late, he also makes a specific highlight of cloud streaming. “Streaming will certainly change the entertainment industry,” he wrote.
“Changes in how games are offered will have a major impact on the projects themselves and business methods. This will be a year when those changes will be clearly visible.”
Kojima, who turned 58 years old in August, marked the occasion by vowing to continue creating for as long as possible.
“Although my body is failing me, my creativity is not waning yet,” he said. “Until my brain loses its creative power, I’ll continue to strive to create things. That’s my instinct, and that’s what I love to do.”