During the latest episode of his podcast, Brain Structure, Hideo Kojima has revealed that he has rejected different takeover proposals of Kojima Productions, its development studio, some of which are decidedly attractive. But he wants to remain independent and continue to play the games that he wants to play.
According to what he said, he received a lot purchase offers of his studio, some of which were “incredibly tall”, which he always rejected. The Japanese author did not name names, but confirmed that the various rumors circulating in recent years about potential approaches were not unfounded. It’s easy to think of an interest from giants such as Sony and Microsoft, with which he is currently developing his two known projects, Overdose and Death Stranding 2, but there could also be other interested realities, such as the ubiquitous Tencent or some other big name in the industry .
Kojima: “Let me say again that we are independent. We have no affiliation with anyone and we are not funded by anyone. Every day I get offers from all over the world to buy our studio, some of which are incredibly high, but I’m not interested money. You want to do what I want. That’s why I founded this firm. As long as I’m alive, I don’t think I’ll accept offers.”
Evidently Kojima wants to avoid finding himself again in the conditions he was in when he worked with Konami, with constant dictates, suddenly canceled projects like Silent Hills and with its name removed from the packaging of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. As an independent and, taking advantage of his name, he can instead work with whoever he wants, as he is doing at the moment.
During the same podcast, Kojima explained that he had nothing to do with Abandoned and that Death Stranding 2 was never a Stadia exclusive.