Escape from Los Angeles.
Konami Digital Entertainment announced the opening of Kojima Productions’ Los Angeles development studio today. A key piece of the puzzle that is Metal Gear Solid, the new studio will play an important role in the development of the franchise.
Hideo Kojima himself also took to stage to showcase the first-ever gameplay demo of Ground Zeroes, the prologue to The Phantom Pain, both of which make up the Metal Gear Solid V experience.
Hideo Kojima, Director of Kojima Productions, said:
“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. 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.”
Tomoyuki Tsuboi, President of Konami Digital Entertainment, said:
“The Los Angeles studio emphasizes Konami and Kojima Productions commitment to expanding our development footprint. 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.”
A gallery is embedded below, with images from the studio’s interior.