Kojima on his new studio: atmosphere is of utmost importance

The second episode of Hideo Kojima’s web series HideoTube has just been released, with once again Kenji Yano as the special guest. Since the first episode came out last month, it’s been a success, with over 100.000 subscribers to the channel and over 400.000 views for the first video. Kojima said he’d like to do an episode every week, but right now he seems to be too busy for that.

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Yano and Kojima then started talking about Kojima’s technology trip back in January, when he visited various Sony studios around the world. Kojima explained he wants to make great things with fewer people with his new studio, and create something really edgy. The trip was meant to have a look at the international model, and at the newest advances in technology and tools used by these studios. “Also, each studio has its own feeling and atmosphere.” Kojima said. “I believe that for the people on the team to be able to work creatively, the atmosphere of the studio is of utmost importance.” He then added that the three most important things are the people, the technology and the atmosphere, in that order. “That’s what I took into consideration when visiting these places.” he explained. “And I hope to be able to look around a bit more in for example Europe from now on.”

As for his own new studio, it’s still in a very early phase at this point. “We are still in the starting pits, gathering staff, finding the right place for the studio, working on the plans for the workplace, etc.” Kojima said. He’s been very busy with all this, so doing an episode every week would be too much during this time.

Kojima than talked some more about the trip, specifically about the friends he visited, in the gaming industry but also in the movie industry. “There are these people who have always had my back.” He visited these people to announce his new studio and to exchange ideas. “I’m still in the process of doing this, but everyone has been really nice and supportive. For this I am very thankful.”

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The next subject was the 19th DICE Awards, where Kojima received a Hall of Fame Award. “Of course I am extremely happy and honored by this, when you hear of something like a ‘Hall of Fame’ and such – well, any award given to someone who’s accomplished something in a certain field over a long time – I think many people associate that with someone retiring from their craft.” Kojima said. “And of course it makes me happy, but make no mistake, my goal is to keep doing what I’m doing until I die.”

After this, Kojima and Yano discussed the winners of the 88th Academy Awards; Mad Max, Spotlight, The Revenant, Son of Saul, Ennio Morricone, Sam Smith.

Then, two movie recommendations for films soon to be released in Japan: Magical Girl (Kojima said he likes the way the story is told) and Escobar: Paradise Lost. Kojima and Yano talked about these two movies and what makes them interesting in great detail.

And that marked the end of this episode. “I bet people want to hear more about games, but here we are chatting about movies again. This, I understand.” Kojima said. “Since the studio was just founded it’s still way too early to be talking about that. We still don’t have the staff, no building, just started the basic plan. I’m in the middle of figuring out how I want the studio to look. Please wait a bit longer.”

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“Also, we just started our studio and we’re looking for people to join our team. […] We want to keep it a small team with people making a game together, so people who have passion, are energetic, people who inspire each other. Rather than to so we’re looking for staff, I’d say we are looking for team mates. Age, sex or where you were born doesn’t matter.”

Source: HideoTube 2

    • Gatsu

      This is amazing ;D.

    • Mini gear

      the best guy ever right here

    • Spectralbuttplug

      Hahahaha

  • Daburcor

    God, I love this man. I truly believe that his next game may well end up being one of the greatest accomplishments of his career, now that he is his own man.

  • I want him to talk about games a bit in the future episodes. He recently played Fallout, saw some titles from SIE (Sony Interactive Entertainment).
    But it’s a long journey for him for his next game. Wanna see the studio and the building. Would be very cool.

  • SNKtheStampede

    That’s so fun and interesting. I couldn’t hold form laughing at Hideo’s reaction to Inside Out oscar award ahah!

    • BurntFM

      That was hilarious! But I’m not sure about his pick for Shawn the Sheep for best animated film. I mean, I’ve always loved Wallace & Gromit and I love stop-motion but I didn’t find Shawn the Sheep that invested.

      • Tom Brearley-Smith

        I see. My favourite animated film of 2015 is ‘Inside Out’ but I can see why Kojima went with Shaun the Sheep.

      • SNKtheStampede

        I never watched disney / pixar movies, so I can’t answer on that. But enjoyed Shaun the sheep a lot!

        • Spectralbuttplug

          Pixar movies are my drug

          • Full Options

            RenderMan ftw !

          • Spectralbuttplug

            Nemo ftw
            Epic fail I guess

          • Full Options

            Beside their tremendous foot-print in the industry, part of Pixar talent comes from the fact that this is one of the rare studios crafting their own render engine, which provided to them an extreme mastering of CGI production, through 3 decades of development They are CG lighting gods !

          • Spectralbuttplug

            Yup

  • Jav

    About his travel Hideo said “I was surprised by not watching security cameras in other studies offices”.

    Sorry.
    Poor guy, talking about the atmosphere is a obvious reference for his last company.

    His next game is coming like in ten years.

    • Mago Som

      let’s be optimistic, maybe the next game is ready in 7 years

      • Full Options

        With the right resources, he will pull out something awesome for the PS4. First we have is words, and second, PS3 had 256 Mb of main memory, whereas PS4 has 8 Gb… That opens at least, easier room for art. I am sure we’ll have juicy stuff in 3/4 Years.

  • Gatsu

    The atmosphere will definitely be better than in Konami.

    • It’s… the conceptual opposite of Konami.

      • Full Options

        I still can’t believe / realize what they did… 2015… WTF

    • Mini gear

      “from kojima, two fo- i mean companies were born”

  • Danny Patten

    I hope someone at Konami watches his videos and thinks “We dun goofed, we dun goofed, we dun goofed…”

  • Is it just me or does Yano look like a Japanese Quinton Flynn?

  • Spectralbuttplug

    Who knew that a song dedicated to the frontman of joy division could change my music taste so much? If you know which song I’m talking about

    • Jav

      Which one?

      • Spectralbuttplug

        Elegia by New Order

        • JJBYACH

          True. I listen to it constantly – it has been my go to work out song since the trailer released. So morbid and existential – it just makes you think of falling into an endless-ness reminiscing about your life.

          • Gatsu

            Same here.

        • Jav

          Damn, and I’ve watched the trailers hundreds of times.

          • Spectralbuttplug

            Yup

  • Gatsu

    OMG https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKrVegVI0Us
    This is so freakin epic, first I thought of not watching if it spoil too much but whatevah. I’m glad I did :D.

    Hype extreeeeeme!

    • MrVux007

      Me during the trailer…… https://media.giphy.com/media/l2JHThTQtb6sTSVZm/giphy.gif
      and then came the spider-man http://reactiongif.org/wp-content/uploads/GIF/2014/08/GIF-WTF-DAFUQ-Tha-fuck-not-funny-what-the-fuck-GIF.gif

      Bit dissapointed by the look of his suit,but ill give it the benefit of the doubt…the trailer was pure gold …team Iron-Man all the way baby!

      annnd yes…i will keep posting your favorite gif ; )

      • Gatsu

        I think he looks good enough and AntMan is gonna kick ass too. 🙂
        Btw I went to see Deadpool yesterday, it was so funny and amazing <3.

        • Full Options

          I f.ckn want this Iron-watch !!

          • Gatsu

            Me too :D.

          • Full Options

            I miss Hulk, but if Spidy is there… I will make myself a d.mn reason. Also keepin in mind the next Batman Vs Superman trailer you shared… YUUUUMMM !!!
            Wisely waiting…

          • Spectralbuttplug

            Who doesn’t

      • Full Options

        Check this one, I never saw it before !? xD

        • MrVux007

          hahahaha now we know where the “force” truly comes from 😀

          • Full Options

            May the B… be with us.. Always … xD

          • Spectralbuttplug

            It comes drom the cocaine that Carrie took
            Beer is like a jedi guard
            It’s badass,you don’t see it kill but it can fuck you up:)

    • BurntFM

      On that last Gif, wouldn’t it fuck up his other hand holding the gun? I don’t know of any handguns with no recoil or a hot shell not coming out of the side. Anyway. Great trailer. I love the new spider-man because it finally has the classic logo. Finally looks like something Peter Parker would design. Not some intricate spider logo made in an art studio in New York.

      http://geeknation.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/spider-man-logo.png

      • Gatsu

        I’m not a super gun expert, but I think it would yeah. A small detail which probably won’t be noticed when actually watching the intense moments of the movie :).

        • Jak

          That looks like a pretty standard glock, so yeah, the slide would move back and a burning hot shell would come out the right side, not to mention all the hot gases boiling out of it…

    • Full Options

      Iron-YEAH !!

    • Spectralbuttplug

      #TeamTonyStarktilldeath

    • stocchinet .

      This movie looks pretty terrible imho, remember spiderman 3, too many characters…

      • Gatsu

        Well Avengers for example did it well and it already had more characters than Spiderman 3.

        But yeah I remember that movie.

        • Full Options

          Avengers was soooo amazing. I prefer the first one over Age of Ultron, besides our beloved Hulk-Buster armor.. Must have been hard with all those chars / stories but they truly managed to preserve a really cool / fluid rhythm.

        • Spectralbuttplug

          I didn’t like avengers
          My favourite movie in the mcu is capitain Egypt the summer soldier

          • Gatsu

            It is my favorite movie too maybe :).

          • Spectralbuttplug

            🙂

  • JJBYACH

    Hmm. In the last HideoTube, Kojima said George Miller is God. So, since Kojima is God, what does that make George Miller to me?

    • Full Options

      A Koji-God !! 😀

    • Spectralbuttplug

      Tbh if kojima was god this earth wud be perfect unlike the god that science debunked

    • Spectralbuttplug

      A human

  • Venom_Sina

    Sorry guys,but at this rate,we will see the first trailer in summer 2019 (hopefully).

    • Gatsu

      I think so too.

    • Spectralbuttplug

      Let him take his time
      T
      In Kojima I trust
      Since mgsv I trust him more 😀

  • Venom_Sina

    “A conversation with David Hayter”

    Hayter fans,let’s go,lol.The thing that I love about Mr. Hayter is that he is really humble.A guy with only 27 subscribes asks for an interview and he’s like oh yeah,let’s go.That’s really great.

    • Spectralbuttplug

      Just because I hated him in pw doesn’t mean I disagree with you

      • hunner

        I’m pretty sure everyone hated Hayter in PW. He had the exact same voice in MGS 4 but it made sense because of how old Snake was.

    • Full Options
  • Did a little something

    • Full Options

      Thanks dude !

      • There it is, the loudest noise we got to hear as kids

        • Spectralbuttplug

          This noise creeped me out

  • MrVux007

    Even tho i would rarely get into this kind of situations,i was beyond surprised when Big Boss was grunting and screaming out of pain when his limbs would be all fucked up and i tried to shoot the enemy.It was a really cool feature but i really wish they added more sound effects to it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAm9XOQmVrk

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