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EAST MEETS WEST AS KONAMI OPENS  LOS ANGELES GAME DEVELOPMENT STUDIO

New Studio Will Be Home to Kojima Productions Dedicated Teams Working on Upcoming METAL GEAR SOLID Titles.

Konami Digital Entertainment, today announced the opening of a new Los Angeles development studio. The studio will be instrumental in developing a variety of games, including instalments of the METAL GEAR SOLID franchise. During an opening ceremony at the new studio, Konami  discussed new details about the METAL GEAR SOLID V experience, which includes METAL GEAR SOLID: GROUND ZEROES, the prologue to METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN.  Hideo Kojima, METAL GEAR SOLID creator and Director of Kojima Productions, took the stage to show the first live gameplay demo for METAL GEAR SOLID: GROUND ZEROES.

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Best known for the development of the popular METAL GEAR SOLID franchise, Kojima Productions’ team in Los Angeles will be instrumental in the continued development of the franchise, particularly with the upcoming release of METAL GEAR SOLID V. Hideo Kojima will continue to provide guidance and inspiration to the employees of the Los Angeles studio.

 

“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,” said Hideo Kojima, Director of Kojima Productions. “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 Los Angeles studio emphasizes Konami and Kojima Productions commitment to expanding our development footprint,” said Tomoyuki Tsuboi, President of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. “The new studio will put Kojima Productions in the heart of the west which will benefit future releases as it will introduce new talent and creativity to the development teams.”

 

Konami and Kojima Productions recently celebrated its 25th anniversary of the METAL GEAR SOLID franchise which is the seminal work of Hideo Kojima, Japan’s master game creator, and the progenitor of the stealth action game genre. With more than 35.4 million units sold to date, the METAL GEAR series has become a global phenomenon. Along with the gameplay, the METAL GEAR SOLID series is also known for its storyline, which blends seamlessly with the gameplay. The scenarios are based on extensive research and incorporate the drama of actual developments in society. These elements have made METAL GEAR SOLID what it is today: a mature work of entertainment that transcends national borders and the confines of video games, and one of the leading products of the Japanese content business.

 

Chris Hare
Chris Hare
A True Tech Geek at Heart, I Started my life of being a Tech Geek at the age of 5 with the BBC Micro. Went on through most of Nintendo stuff and now a Xbox and PlayStation fan. I also leaked the information about the leaked Hotmail passwords story from October 2009 that went World Wide. I Started writing tech articles at the beginning of 2011, most of my articles are about Android phones and Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and other gaming news. When Chris has free time its with the family.

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