The “Metal Gear Solid” series is about to go Hollywood.
No, we’re not talking about the movie that is supposed to be in pre-production. We mean literally going to Los Angeles thanks to Konami’s new development studio in the City of Angels.
Konami announced its latest venture today, as well as revealing that “Metal Gear Solid” creator Hideo Kojima’s Kojima Productions team would work out of the new studio. While the series undoubtedly won’t be abandoning its Japanese roots, it appears Kojima was inspired to commit his people to working from a location that is a hub for so many forms of entertainment.
“As gaming takes the world stage as one of the greatest forms of entertainment, it’s only natural for us to expand our operations across the globe,” he said via a Konami press release. “And since Los Angeles is ground zero for the best studios, facilities and world-class talent, we are leaning on of these local resources to build an incredible team to create gaming experiences that are just as compelling as any film or television show.”
The announcement stopped short of saying Kojima would be working in L.A., but it’s safe to say he will be overseeing things pretty closely with “Metal Gear Solid V” in the works for next gen consoles. Other games will be developed from Konami’s new digs as well, so it will be interesting to see what emerges from this bit of East-West synergy.