After splitting from Konami in 2015, he reformed Kojima Productions as an independent studio, backed by PlayStation.
In March, Kojima revealed that the studio was relocating after five years at its Tokyo-based office, although the reason for the move wasn’t specified.
It was also announced in January that Sony plans to acquire Halo creator Bungie in a deal worth $3.6 billion.
“We’re in a really good place with PlayStation Studios and have been for the past few years,” Ryan told the latest PlayStation podcast. “The critical success and the commercial success of the games that they’ve been making… that has given us permission to invest heavily in content creation.”
He added: “We’re growing our studios organically and we’re growing through acquisition. We acquired five studios during the course of 2021, we’re in discussions with Bungie and we have more planned. This is getting us into a virtuous cycle where success begets success.”