Kojima Productions hires Konami veteran Jay Boor to lead comms
Boor previously handled PR for Metal Gear
Kojima Productions has appointed former Konami PR Jay Boor as its new head of marketing and communications.
Boor previously handled North American and European comms for Konami, between 2008 and 2019.
Boor’s marketing responsibilities would somewhat replace the void left by founding member Ken Imaizumi, who VGC sources indicated had left the studio last year.
VGC analysis previously suggested that more than half of Death Stranding‘s development team was made up of former Konami staff who followed Hideo Kojima to the new Kojima Productions.
Kojima Productions’ president, Shinji Hirano, was also previously a Konami executive and division president.
“I’m very happy to have Jay back on board with the team at such an exciting time,” Hideo Kojima said in a statement. “He’s creative, passionate about games and will be instrumental in helping us deliver on the vision planned for Kojima Productions as an independent game studio.”
“It’s such an amazing feeling to be back working with legendary game creator, Hideo Kojima and the incredibly talented Kojima Productions team,” Boor added. “Mr Kojima’s approach to game design is unlike anyone I’ve ever worked with in the industry.
“The game experiences he creates are genre-defining, as well as thought-provoking, and I’m really looking forward to seeing how we can push narrative boundaries and grow the awareness around Kojima Productions in neat and unique ways.”
Sony released Death Stranding for PlayStation 4 on November 8, 2019.
A PC version will be released in summer 2020 on Steam and the Epic Games Store, according to publisher 505.
Kojima recently suggested that his next game could be a horror title. The Metal Gear creator famously announced a horror game – Konami’s Silent Hills – once before, but that title was ultimately never released.