Hideo Kojima is known as a living legend with the gaming community. He’s also known for incredibly detailed and intricate stories, no doubt made famous by his run on Metal Gear Solid. For the longest time, Kojima worked at Konami, but then last year the company broke off ties with him in a very public manner. Despite this, Kojima want right back to work on making games. He put together a new studio called Kojima Productions, and even announced his first game under the studio in the form of Death Stranding, starring Norman Reedus.
At Develop Brighton, he spoke about how he feels about the industry, and how every game is precious to him:
“Every game brings me closer and closer to making what I imagine,” Kojima told Cerny. “That’s why I could never stop making games.”
He also noted that games weren’t his first passion, rather, he wanted to be a film maker, but that was becoming difficult, so he used games to tell stories.
“30 years ago, I wanted to make movies but in Japan and in the Kansai region where I grew up it was very difficult to do so,” Kojima told Cerny. “Games were a very interesting medium for storytelling so that’s why I jumped in.”