Hideo Kojima has submitted and turned down several offers to sell his studio, Kojima Productions, vowing he’s likely never to change his stance on independence.
In the latest episode of his Brain Structure podcast, Kojima said Kojima Productions is an independent studio that has “no affiliations at all” and “is not endorsed by anyone.”
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Kojima went on to say that he loses a large chunk of pocket change if he doesn’t sell.
“Every day I get offers from around the world to buy our studio,” he added, as reported by Metro. “Some of these offers are ridiculously high prices, but it’s not like I want money. I want to do what I want to do. That’s why I founded this studio. As long as I live, I don’t think I’ll ever take up those offers.”
Kojima is one of the biggest names in gaming, so it makes sense that his company would attract good takeover interest. While Kojima Productions remains independent, it has inked a deal with Sony to make Death Stranding exclusive to the PlayStation console.
During the same podcast episode, Kojima responded to a rumor that Kojima Productions was developing a new Death Stranding game exclusively for Stadia, Google’s recently discontinued streaming service.
“The rumor that Death Stranding, also a sequel, was in the works to be a Google exclusive is unfounded, and Phil Harrison ultimately denying that is pretty much impossible,” Kojima said. “I’ve never said anything to Phil about making a Death Stranding sequel. I don’t know who got that kind of information from where.”
Kojima Productions reportedly has several games in development, including open secret Death Stranding 2 and a new game for Xbox.
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