Hideo Kojima visits Sony Bend Studio

The next destination on Kojima’s technology trip was Sony Bend Studio in Oregon. This studio has worked on games like Uncharted: Golden Abyss for PlayStation Vita and Syphon Filter Dark Mirror for PlayStation Portable. They are currently working on an unannounced PlayStation 4 title.

"Visited BEND STUDIO with Mark-san" - Hideo Kojima
“Visited BEND STUDIO with Mark-san” – Hideo Kojima

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"With people from BEND STUDIO. Thank you very much." - Hideo Kojima
“With people from BEND STUDIO. Thank you very much.” – Hideo Kojima
"Received this cap as a gift from BEND STUDIO. Thank you." - Hideo Kojima
“Received this cap as a gift from BEND STUDIO. Thank you.” – Hideo Kojima
"Recovering - with local beer - after a 276 SLIDE (!) PowerPoint presentation. Thank you Sony Bend..." Mark Cerny
“Recovering – with local beer – after a 276 SLIDE (!) PowerPoint presentation. Thank you Sony Bend…” Mark Cerny
"SEARCHING FOR THE NEWEST TECH Trip also turned out to be BONDING PEOPLE IN THE WORLD Trip. That's because game meant to amuse human, created by human & delivered by human. People get excited to re-encounter someone you've known from old days, &not only deepen the friendship but also get to know someone new. Sometimes you destined to meet someone who passed by few times in the past. No matter what race, culture, gender or age is. I almost forgot about such ordinary things."
“SEARCHING FOR THE NEWEST TECH Trip also turned out to be BONDING PEOPLE IN THE WORLD Trip. That’s because game meant to amuse human, created by human & delivered by human. People get excited to re-encounter someone you’ve known from old days, & not only deepen the friendship but also get to know someone new. Sometimes you destined to meet someone who passed by few times in the past. No matter what race, culture, gender or age is. I almost forgot about such ordinary things.”

Source: Hideo Kojima Twitter, Mark Cerny Twitter

  • MrVux007
    • stocchinet .

      Sounds like the boss

  • Spectralbuttplug

    HIDEO KOJIMA WHILE DRINKING BEER”This is good isn’t it”

    • MrVux007

      i always imagined MGS4 alternate ending like this…Solid Snake including his crew (Otacon,Sunny,Meryl,Colonel Campbell etc etc) meet up in the random bar…suddenly they see Hideo Kojima sitting in the corner,waving to them…
      But there is a familiar figurine next to Kojima,his face covered with room darkness and smoke from his cigar…as soon as they approached,the familiar figurine leans forward,putting his cigar into the ashtray and drinking a sip out of his beer…
      The figurine is non other then Big Boss who ends the game with his famous last words ….

  • So far he is traveling but this makes me thinking what Team structure he is going to end with in the end. He travels not just to see the technology behind the games but to see the team size too.

    I mean, if he wants to make huge AAA titles. Small studio won’t cut it no matter what. If he wants to make indie games then 5 ppl to 20 is enough but the way he is exploring the latest tech I don’t see Kojima going indie…. Latest tech requires decent size of the team. From 50 to 300.

    but then again, he does not have the technology, resources or people yet…

    After Konami, he lost everything. People think that it is great that he is free, but at the same time they ask for the new game and don’t understand that Kojima lost everything.

    • Well, he is independent, so technically he will be making indie games. But that’s probably why he made a deal with Sony for his first title: so he can have some financial backing for it. He already said he will be making big games (http://www.metalgearinformer.com/?p=23595) but his first title may be a bit smaller (http://www.metalgearinformer.com/?p=23588). Also, if you go the the official Kojima Productions site, you can see quite a few job offers.

      • I know that. But financial backing =/= technology, resources and people. You need to find talent, make a studio, buy some decent hardware for it.
        Yeah, I saw job offers… but it takes some time too.
        Sony obviously is the best thing happened to Kojima but I’m still depressed about the fact that Kojima worked on engine for so many years, restructured studio by Western standards and Lost everything and you need to start from scratch Again!

        • Yeah he needs to start over in some aspects. But this tour may be related to that. The performance capture studio he visited is specifically meant to assist Sony’s developers, so he could probably use that tech if he wanted to.

          • He will use it 100%. He has no other choice or alternative right now. VASG is great judging by TLOU and Order 1886 standards.
            I hope that Sony Santa Monica will help Kojima in the development.

            Kojima is having some great time right now, but we don’t know how much problems he need to solve.

            I hope that everything works well. I want a masterpiece from him. We expect the best from KojiPro.

          • MrVux007

            My question is:
            Can we expect a Hideo Kojima game anywhere before 2019?

          • Probably. They have a deal with Sony, and it’s likely they want to see results within in a few years.

          • MrVux007

            We will probably see that one small game this generation…but i don’t see him making any AAA game for this gen,considering that current gen consoles might end somewhere between 2020-2021,and development time for those kind of games take 3-5 years…but hey he might surprise us

          • Yeah, the first title will probably be smaller, because they have to start from scratch. It seems unlikely it will be as large as MGSV, but that’s okay.

          • MrVux007

            on that note … what do you think the game will be about? My guess is,some kind of an cyberpunk-action-adventure game,,.
            it would be cool if the game is open-linear game as well

          • Maybe something similar to PT/SH? Seeing how del Toro still wants to work with Kojima.

          • Before? Only in 2018 at the Christmas time at best.
            But I think it’s 2019 Q1-Q2 release.

            He is going to develop AAA title, it’s just not going to be as massive as MGSV in terms of scope. Ambition will be there.

  • BurntFM

    It’s good to see Kojima so free to express himself this way. “I almost forgot about such things.” that line is almost bittersweet. I can’t wait to see what will come out of this trip. I’m sure only good things.

    P.S. Ken looks High AF!!!! LOL since it’s very illegal and hard to find in Japan I’m sure he had a little kush to relax lol

    • Spectralbuttplug

      SMOKE WEED EVERYDAY

  • César H. Sandoval

    Sony’s making so right by Kojima these days.

    Take notes, Konami.

  • jesus, kojima knows that the only way to avoid hangover is to keep on drinking, this guy doesn’t stop.

  • ADAMJENSEN13

    Sony exclusives are one of the best games. So if Hideo Kojima(MGS is the best) will team up with all Sony teams we will get perfect game!
    I wonder if we will some news on Sony E3 this year about new Hideo Kojima game.

  • Danny Patten

    I can’t remember anyone getting that much of an exclusive tour from Sony than Hideo-sensei…that guy is getting the royal one.

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