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Kojima Productions Starting from Scratch

Hideo Kojima has announced that his studio, Kojima Productions, will be ’starting from zero’ in 2009 in order to better position themselves globally.

With the Western market taking over in terms of market share, Kojima said he’s taking a step back to examine where he’s taking Kojima Productions next.

“We’re currently reviewing everything – from the team structure to tools and our staff – in order to make Kojima Productions a team that can challenge foreign creators and software houses…So, because of that, 2009 is going to be a very important year for us.

I’ve come to understand that the way we’ve made games up until now won’t translate globally, and I’ve come to think that I need to make Kojima Productions a team that can compete alongside the rest of the world.

I’ve thought a lot about how Western games have been winning, looking it from a global perspective, and there are things that I’ve noticed. So 2009 will be a year of change, a year where we start from zero again.

With games, you’ve got to use cutting-edge techniques, and doing so costs money – so I don’t think you can make games that just appeal to the Japanese market. So, 2009 will see us continuing to think how to create a team that can take on the world.”

Via Developmag

Originally posted on Endsights, January 5, 2009

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March 5, 2009 - Posted by | News

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