Kojima on why producing the games himself is necessary

As the head of Kojima Productions, Kojima is a busy man. These days there are many other things that need his attention beside creating the games. Still, Kojima feels like he needs to be the producer of his own titles, he said on Twitter.

Since PW(PSP) in 2010, I’ve worked on FOX Engine, other titles, & building up LA Studio. It’s been 4 yrs releasing my self produced title.

Not only game dev but also at the same time doing business&promotion, producing, checking other titles’ related matters etc.

If I were to dedicate my full 24/7, it’d complete much more in depth & quickly. But in order to complete what I like, I ought to do producing by myself.

Though there is always the business side of things, being the producer of his own games does give him the freedom he wants to have. And Kojima isn’t someone who easily sacrifices his vision.


Source: Hideo Kojima Twitter

  • Schmojima

    what a great guy! So talented and dedicated to his vision. I would be interested in how his average week looks like, when he gets up et cetera… just to be inspired yet again by what he does and how he does it.

    Thanks for sharing, nyxus!
    (And btw. THANK YOU for not spoiling anything GZ related on mginformer, its greatly appreciated by all of us!) 😀

    • Nyxus

      Kojima once talked about his average day. He gets up at 6:30 I believe. 😛

      And no problem, I don’t want to get spoiled myself either.

      • Schmojima

        Ah, didn’t know that, thx! 😀
        (btw. finally registered, thx for your great site!)

  • Ian Reay

    just wish kojima would pt 24/7 of his time on TPP so we get it sooner rather than late 2015 early 2016:/ by what we all seen in the trailers , it looks awesome , surely there cant be much more to do /

  • Ian Reay

    really agree with Schmojima, cant get why people would out up the ending of GZ on the net already , its awful and selfish, so glad i can rely on this site to get me updated and full of excitement but without gibing anything away, really grateful !

    • Invader_skoodge

      So true, I hear somebody is Twitch-ing? it today and they say he’s most likely a COD player since he doesn’t know what stealth is.

      • Ian Reay

        hahahahh, stealth is the only game genre i play ,also takes one to know one.
        i hate COD , your not a good judge of character are you, im one of MGS biggest fans , dont go a day without coming on here or checking what YongYea has on youtube, and the last COD game i played before they got awful and repetitive was COD MWII sorry dude but your wrong , well wrong ! , also to add to your wrongness, im currently on an MGS game marathon leading up to GZ so thanks for your thoughts, but your wrong !

        • Invader_skoodge

          hmm….That’s interesting. Let me break down my comment and please explain to me why is it that you seem upset…… “So true.” Agreeing on your comment on this site. “.” Period. On a side note, today, somebody is using the website twitch.tv “Twitch-ing?” to stream the game that was leaked earlier in UAE. by “they” i mean the comments I read describing the person playing as a dudebro’ COD player and has no notion of a stealth game and things of that nature. “he” I’m referring to the person using the stream. It seems like I should have posted this as it’s own comment and omitted agreeing to your post about this site.

          • Ian Reay

            sorry in advance. man its my bad my bro is a huge COD fan and he miss read this comment to me that you made, wrote what he though id say, ive only had this chance to read what you wrote now, and i can clearly see you was agreeing with me, like you said (including my bro) some people just dont know what stealth is and are for sure COD players , just to let you know, hes just got ghosts 😀 awful game series if you have facebook you can join my MGSV group, youll see how much i like it


    • DjangoRemastered

      Y’mean how Skullface turns out to be Ocelot? Yeah I know, what kind of BS was that!?

      • Twin Zero

        Noooooooooooo, you spoiled me hard ! xDD

    • Jonny2x4

      I heard the PS4 stream actually blocks out the ending to Ground Zeroes. The few spoilers that had been revealed were through phone pics.

  • PrinceHeir

    Wow can’t believed it’s been 4 YEARS now since Peace Walker.

    Time sure flies by!!

  • Ian Reay

    i love the fact you will have to find a good hiding spot in-game to open up the ‘Holo-Map’ seeing as its all realtime and no pause, so cool and will be really challenging ! love this game !

  • Frank Jaeger

    I’m thinking part of the reason why they aren’t giving us a release date for TPP is because it’s coming out sooner rather than later. From a sales point of view they can make more money by releasing them separate. Ground zeroes for a reduced price and TPP for full price because it’s a larger game. I’m expecting TPP by the end of year in the form of a bundle (with ground zeroes) if not early next year. If we knew of this today though,I think sales of ground zeroes to the non-hardcore fans would be non-existent because they would wait it out. They can’t rely on us fans to provide all the sales for the game, otherwise it would be a platform exclusive with less changes. Instead they are trying to make it more accessible to all. Well that’s what I think at least. By the way Nxyus the sure is awesome. I check it everyday. Keep doing what you do and I appreciate the no spoilers!

    • Ian Reay

      we can all only hope , it would be so awesome just to see how breathtakingly expansive MGSV will actually be, i nice teaser in the autumn saying TPP late 2014 or spring 2015 would be so perfect , you play GZ to death and still aren’t bored of it , and then not so long later TPP will be out

  • Frank Jaeger

    Also btw should it be a cause for concern that we have yet to see an actual metal gear? This is a metal gear game after all. If mother base gets destroyed I wonder how that works with Big Boss’s existing metal gear? Does it become metal gear D or do you have to build a new one?

  • Shiion

    Nyxus, i found one hour of gameplay ( SPOILERS )

    • Invader_skoodge

      That’s funny, I’m about 95% sure this was ripped from a twitch stream by a user named Wasabi something, unless these two people have the exact same play style. Played the same way and did the same annoying thing of using NV goggles. I wouldn’t have linked this particular one.

      • Shiion

        Exactly….but i really loved what i saw there, the camp is big with a lot of possibilities, first person camera is exactly same used on MGS4, and btw that guy was sucks, got spotted all the time from all sides of base, principally searchlights. Generally looks better than i imagined, i will get ps4 version. (Sorry my bad english)

    • Schmojima

      Glad Konami removed this…. >D
      (I was SO fucking close to watching it!!)

  • Janeo

    I really like how he does everything from developing to producing earn who better to help advertise the game then the person that knows more about it then anyone

  • Shiion


    • Golgari

      Don’t post these videos here. Everyone know that you can watch these videos on Twitch.

    • Schmojima

      Yes, please don’t post stuff like that!! D:

      i can hardly stop myself from watching this, the wait is hard enough, dontcha think?

    • Sting’s Dad

      @Nyxus:disqus, didn’t you see that you’d be blocking users who posted these?

  • Anonymous

    Some gameplay already in the net! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geRPVH2LRU4
    How is this possible, the game were released somewhere or wtf?

    • Nyxus

      The street date was broken in the United Arab Emirates, maybe in other places as well.

  • Kj Kim

    respect KOJIMA san

  • ObsessedGeorge

    Is this a joke article? At the end, the article says don’t buy this 2 hour glorified demo.

    • Golgari

      This is a guy that played yesterday on twitch. I saw it. sx__SX__sx. That guy is a moron and don’t know how to play this game. He tried to rescue Paz for 40-60 times with the moment that required like 2 minutes to get to her. (I’m not joking. People on twitch laughed their ass off from his fantastic playthrough) In the end he tried to sprint to her because he do not knew how to play the game.

      • ObsessedGeorge

        No, I was talking about the author’s attention to BB mulet, and the “don’t waste your money on this”.

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