The lights are on
At the end of a panel about Metal Gear’s Fox engine, Kojima Productions announced that it would be opening up a new studio located in L.A.
Kojima Production Japanese Studio was initially formed back in 2005 in order to relieve Kojima of the business management aspects of game design. Konami must be pleased with the internal company's work, because they’ve decided to open up a new office in the U.S.
Kojima Productions didn’t talk about what the new team would be working on, but they did say that its goal will be the same as the Japanese studios: to build surprising and exciting products that are high value entertainment. It will be interesting to see what kinds of game this new studio, set inside of a new culture, ends up producing.
The studio will be opening in the Hurcules Campus in Playa Vista, Los Angeles, and will be 30,000 square feet and include a testing room and a screening room. They’re hiring! So if you’re looking for a job, prep your resume and stay posted for more details on the company's website. Unfortunately, they are not hiring at Moby Dick studios.
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THEY ARE HIRING?! *packs bags and heads to LA* I'm outta here! Bye, Missouri!
damn. didn't work.
Kudos to KP.
Nice! I think they need to hire some writers...like me. :)
Good luck to any and all aspiring and veteran gaming developers,all these yearly sequels that should be DLC and micro transactions on consoles are killing off jobs and making CEOs pockets fatter
That's pretty exciting to hear! ^_^
Kojima's next step to taking over the world.
Awesome! I'm glad they're expanding and heading to the US.
A company moving to L.A? With the super high taxes we pay to support all the lazy bums around here, why would a company want to move to this city? Thanks for coming, I guess.
Nice. Glad to hear that. They are at least expanding.
Cool, I hope they work on a new IP. I'm sure Hideo Kojima will have input on their projects in some capacity and anything new from him would be very interesting.
Glad more studios are opening up..but L.A.? Couldn't someone try somewhere else for a change? ;)
Sounds great...for my friends there. ;-)
Awesome! Maybe someday I could be fortuitous enough to be able to work there! I have been thinking of a way to revitalize the Silent Hill series that I am hoping to be able to show Mr. Kojima someday (since he did want a new Silent Hill game to utilize the FOX engine).
Darn, I wanted to animate killer flaming whales for a living! Say it ain't so Reeves!
My Japanese isn't up to their standards