Death Stranding developer Kojima Productions is expanding its reach into television and cinema with a new location in Los Angeles.
The purpose of the new division, according to Kojima Productions, is to “explore opportunities beyond game development” in areas such as movies, TV shows, music and more – although it will also work with game developers. This may include possible adjustments to Kojima Productions’ existing holdings, as teased by Riley Russell, the new team boss.
“The group has as its statute the goal of expanding the scope and recognition of the properties currently under development at Kojima Productions and making them even more part of our popular culture,” Russell wrote. “Although we are a global organization, the new business development team will focus in Los Angeles, California. We are really excited and looking forward to working with the best entertainment talent we can in all the entertainment industries.”
The only Kojima Productions property we know of is Death Stranding, although it is rumored that the studio also works a new project with Microsoft, and maybe even a restart for the Silent Hill franchise. Admittedly, Kojima Productions would almost certainly not have the rights to start working on other Silent Hill adaptations, so the LA office probably won’t be doing that.
This is not the first time Kojima Productions has been based in Los Angeles, although the former Kojima Productions studio in Los Angeles, founded by Konami in 2013, closed shortly after the release of Metal Gear Solid 5 in 2015.
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