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Is Hideo Kojima Planning A Game Revenge Against Konami By Teaming Up With Sony?

Dec 19, 2015 11:35 PM EST | By Sherylyn Toda
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Is Hideo Kojima Planning  A Game Revenge Against Konami By Teaming Up With Sony?
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After parting ways with Konami this year, Hideo Kojima announces a team up with Sony.

While Sony has certainly been a common denominator in Kojima's previous games like "Metal Gear," some can't help but wonder if this new team up is somewhat a revenge to Kojima's former studio, Konami?

Sony announces the new partnership in this YouTube video below:

 

Hideo Kojima, who is supposed to release "Silent Hills" with Konami, is now reportedly working on a new PS4 game exclusive with Sony, IGN revealed.

Posted on The Verge, the Japanese game master announced his official statment to the new partnership, which will reportedly lead to many Playstation exclusives.

"I will be taking on a new challenge by establishing my own independent studio, and I am thrilled to be able to embark on this journey with PlayStation, who I have continued to work with all these past years," Kojima revealed in a statement that was reportedly released by Sony. "I cannot wait to deliver, with PlayStation, a game that will become a compelling franchise."

Furthermore, Kojima clarified his relationship with Konami taking to his Twitter account, that his contract with the giant gaming studio has officially been terminated since Dec. 15.

"My employment contract with Konami has been terminated as of Dec 15th, so today marks a new start for me," he tweeted. "I'm committed to be involved in creative activities for as long as I live."

Kojima Productions is now reportedly looking for new hires to help them with the new games, which will be released in the future.

"The studio will begin focusing its efforts in developing products that will push the boundaries in innovation and ignite consumer interest worldwide."

While Kojima has yet to announce any details as to what type of game he is about to release with Sony, it can be noted that Guillermo del Toro, who was supposed to direct "Silent Hills" with Konami is still very much in touch with Hideo Kojima.

"I love working with Kojima-san," del Toro said of his relationship with Kojima in an interview with IGN. 

"We are still in touch. We are still friends and working into doing something together, but that's not going to be [Silent Hills]."

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