Kojima makes a surprise appearance at E3 2016 to talk about his new studio

Totally unannounced, Hideo Kojima appeared as a guest at Youtube Live at E3, hosted by Geoff Keighley. Through his translator he answered some questions about the progress on his new game, the company mascot and his views on the E3.

Kojima still couldn’t share any details on his next project, but he did say that they are currently experimenting with several game engines. “We haven’t decided on an engine yet, however we’ve been able to narrow our options and on some specific engines we are doing tests on gameplay and on another engine we are doing tests for the kind of visual quality that we are looking for.” A bit later in the interview he also said that while it’s still going to take a while, they’re working on the different elements in paralel and moving forward at a good pace.

On Geoff’s question who Kojima Productions mascot (Ludens) is, Kojima answered that it represents everyone, from the creators themselves to the players.

Keighley asked what Kojima thought of E3, and he replied that while much of it can be experienced though the internet via streams etcetera, it still isn’t the same as being physically on the show floor. When you’re really there you also experience the energy, the vibes, and you’re able to meet friends and other creators. Kojima said he was especially interested in checking out VR at the show floor. He believes it’s a form of technology that will go beyond games and change our day-to-day lives.

Keighley also formally invited Kojima to The Game Awards 2016, which will take place December 1st. Kojima couldn’t make it to the 2015 show due to his split with Konami, something Keighley publicly spoke out against during the stream. But when asked if he’d like to attend this year’s show, Kojima replied: ‘Of course! Definitely!’

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To check out the full interview follow the link in the source section below.

Source: Youtube at E3 2016

  • YAY KOJIMA

  • André Sineiro

    Beautiful words on the final Geoff, pretty good.

  • Never trust Kojima’s twitter and boarding tweets.
    If he is there, than there is a teaser or something. You can’t go to E3 just to speak with Geoff… It’s got to be something. Something cool with LUDENS logo on top of it.

    • He might appear at the Sony conference, since he has a partnership with them for his next game.

      • Lewis

        I really hope he does. Any info would be massive. I just need his announce and DMC5 confirmation, and I’m happy.

      • Full Options

        Gratz, you knew it ! You sensed it month ago ! hehe ;D
        I am in heaven, this is so good !

    • Gatsu

      I admit I was slightly hoping while watching it live, that Kojima come because Geoff usually plan something with him. But still I didn’t expect it, lets hope he appear at Sony to show something instead of just getting the E3 feels :).

  • PrinceHeir

    Gonna be ace 🙂

    Geoff’s really seems to be one of Kojima’s best friends. Even shared a lot of secret info and some KP swag from the studio 😀

    Btw they’ve been showing Deus Ex Mankind Divided. I haven’t watched it that much, but i notice they added a smilar radar from MGS1. Cones of field of vision are pretty much the same!!

    Only stealth games i’m interested is this one and Hitman 6. It’s a shame Ubisoft has forgotten about Splinter Cell. I want Blacklist 2. Maybe if someone made a Ghost in the Shell stealth game, that would be nice.

  • MichaelPayneV

    So if Ludens is the Player, then he is Venom, exploring a Nuclear Contaminated Area, hence the suit and the white “dust”

  • Gatsu

    “We’re all inside the skull” :).

    Watching this made me really happy :D, especially when I did not expect to see him appear there. Geoff and Kojima are such great buddies. It was funny when Geoff said that, he likes it when Kojima is always planning something. Was even wondering if his shirt could be a hint of some upcoming thing lol xD.

    Btw I loved the kind and respectul words Geoff say to Kojima near the end. I’m definitely excited to see him in maybe in Sony conference and then in The Game Awards late this year .

    It was also hilarious when they showed some of the tweets in the studio. “It seems Geoff has a mancrush on Kojima” lol. Well who wouldn’t have ;)…

  • MichaelPayneV

    So, how much left will the Sony conference?

    • Gatsu

      No idea, I’m confused with the time zone thingies again. But it hasn’t started yet. If anyone know the answer, it would be cool (I’m uber lazy to find info myself lol).

      Geoff: “Sony coming very soon.”

      • An hour from now.

        • Gatsu

          Thanks boss!

        • MichaelPayneV

          Thanks, so 40 min from now. Gonna watch some Batman the animated series…or listen to some MGS Music…or both!
          https://youtu.be/V1OxFlR0wq4

      • MichaelPayneV

        So am i, so, am, i.

        God what a day, just came from work like 4 hours ago, it was exhausting. was selling draught beer at a Rugby Mach, had fun tho.

        Glad i’m home seeing E3. That being said i’m going back tomorrow, in 10 hours exactly from now, and instead of sleeping, i’m here waiting for sony, and hopefully seeing Kojima there!

        • Gatsu

          Or you can sleep and wake a little earlier on morning to read it ;). Of course it’s not the same as seeing it live.

          • MichaelPayneV

            Exactly, is not the same as seeing live!

    • Lewis

      For me it starts at 4 am. I’m holding on…holding on…holding…

  • MichaelPayneV

    Hypothetical Question quick before Sony:

    If…let’s call it “Project Ludens” turns out to be MGSV: Chapter 3, and not a New Game from Kojima, would you be Mad?

    Yes / No & Why

    • Gatsu

      Yes.

    • Lewis

      Yes, cause it would mean the whole Konami/Kojima quarell turns out to be fake and deny Hideo his creative freedom and delaying satisfactory finale for more, than half a year.

  • MichaelPayneV

    “Now if its on mothafukka then is on G, now if its on mothafukka then is on G”
    Eazy-E – Its on

    https://youtu.be/SUnjagpHHSY

    • Gatsu

      This definitely beats Ubisoft’s Queen performance.

      • Lewis

        I thought Ubi’s Queen dance was kinda cute. Pointless and stupid, but cute.

    • Gatsu

      NOOOOO DEER T_T…

      • MichaelPayneV

        Is this Naughty Dog?

      • Lewis

        Instant win. Actual gameplay, without any promises and/or CGI trailers.

        • Lewis

          Game after game. No silly jokes, no cringy celebrities. THIS is E3. Games, games and games.

        • Gatsu

          I agree :D!

  • MichaelPayneV

    definitely not crying in this moment..

  • MichaelPayneV

    So Apocalyptic Witcher? Nice!

  • MichaelPayneV

    Don’t worry @Nyxus:disqus I’m gonna delete all the comments after the Sony Conference is over!

  • Gatsu

    Omg so much epicness … I’m finally getting hella lot more use for my PS4 this year. TLG in October omfg, that one gonna give the feels and so many other games. I’m mindblown X_X.

    • Lewis

      YOU GET A GAME! YOU GET A GAME! EVERYONE GETS A GAME!

  • Gatsu

    OMG RE7 *Hella mindblown*

    • MichaelPayneV

      Love the spelling “RESIDENT EVIIL!

      • Gatsu

        Yeah :D, that looked kinda creepy and all. Maybe they will be able to really keep their promise and be horrorish.

  • MichaelPayneV

    HOOOOOOOOOOOOLY

    Resident EVIIL

  • MichaelPayneV

    Now all that’s left for you to show is Kojima, on your own conference.

    Finish your mission Sony, prove your loyalty!

    • Lewis

      Don’t even think about ending this presentation without DMC5 trailer! I’ve waited long enough.

  • MichaelPayneV

    STAR WAAAAAAARS!!!

  • MichaelPayneV

    Mark Hamill’s voice gave me chills!

    • Gatsu

      Me too :D!

  • Gatsu

    SHOW ME FFVII REMAKE!!!!

  • MichaelPayneV

    -_- and, yep, now COD, huh.

    • Lewis

      Aaaaaand…it was…goood? I really hated the trailer and hiding the remaster behind limited edition, but that gameplay was really good.

    • Leguywhodrownedquiet

      Xbox had battlefield
      64 players
      -_-

  • Lewis

    CRAAAAASH!

  • Gatsu

    Oh gotta remember to try the RE7 demo later today on PS4, I guess I missed the info but read it just now. I hope it’s amazing!

    • Leguywhodrownedquiet

      Resident evil meets P.T
      Looks nice
      I’m hyped for GOW 4 too even tho it’s not like the other games

      • ADAMJENSEN13

        Youre right! When I saw Resdient Evil 7 gameplay I was like – Is that P.T? But it was cancelled.
        Capcom just copied everything from Kojima. Thats what they did with new Resident game.
        Me too! God of war 4 looks MEGA EPIC! oh and of course Detroit! Detroit looks AWESOME!

  • Gatsu

    Kojima time Andrew! Gimme the god!

  • Lewis

    KOJIMA?!

    • Lewis

      KOJIMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Gatsu

      EPIC ENTRANCE! omg <3 :D:D:D:D

      • Lewis

        HE IS SHOWING SOMETHING!

      • Crazyboi_06

        HE CAME IN LIKE THE BOSS HE IS!!!!!

      • Full Options

        So awesome, watching it right now, so badass Koji-Pro logo intro 😀

  • RJRO

    Mr. Kojima.

  • MichaelPayneV

    KOJIMA KOJIMA KOJIMA with Mad Max Music OMG OMG!

    • Leguywhodrownedquiet

      Junkie Xl FTMW

  • Gatsu

    The Big Boss!!!

  • Gatsu

    OMFG…. I’ll keep coming

  • RJRO

    KEEP COMING

  • Gatsu

    OMG!!!!

  • Lewis

    HOLY FUCKING SHIT! FUCK! FUUUUUUCK! THIS IS HEAVEN!

  • Lewis

    DEATH STRANDING is the name.

    • Gatsu

      That looked awesome <3!

  • Gatsu

    Holy fuck I’m mindblown and happy niow :DDD! Norman Reedus .

  • Lewis

    SPIDER MAN! THIS IS WIN! SONY! STOP! PLEASE! YOU MAKE EVERY OTHER CONFERENCE LOOK LIKE COMPLETE GARBAGE!

  • FUCKAWDFJWAfpawfa

  • OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH ASHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIITTTTw3qer
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    • Lewis

      HOW DO I UPVOTE YOU MULTIPLE TIMES?!!!!

      • MichaelPayneV

        With multiple accounts…and NO…DON’T do that!

        • Lewis

          NOT UNTIL SONY ENDS THIS MADNESS!

        • Leguywhodrownedquiet

          That reminds me of someone tho
          “Multiple accounts”
          Oh wait

  • KOJIMA YOU MAGNIFICENT SON OF A Afwpo FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCKICKAWFJKawo;faw;”pa;wogaweg

    • Gatsu

      I know the feels bro XDD :D:D:DD

  • Gatsu

    Hahaha he was teasing the game in studio with “DS” t-shirt.

    • vic boss

      DEATH STRANDING :”””’)

      • Gatsu

        <3

  • vic boss

    Lord Kojima is Back my friends.

    • ADAMJENSEN13

      KOJIMA! KOJIMA! KOJIMA!

  • FoxTamerMGO

    You guys think it’s a horror game?!

    • Gatsu

      Hmmm I think horror/scifi.

      • Lewis

        I really hope it is not an interactive movie. Want lots of genius gameplay.

    • MichaelPayneV

      Looks like is a Mind Fuck for sure!

  • Gatsu

    I was hoping to see a trailer for his new game and he delivered. Kojima is god!

  • I’m exploding

    • MichaelPayneV

      So no PC? Pretty sure Hideo said that he wants his next game to come on PS4, then on PC…maybe is like TPP, the PC version gets announced later!

      • Gatsu

        It will come to PC afterwards, first PS4.

        • MichaelPayneV

          Huh, OK, i’m calm now!

  • FoxTamerMGO

    The five cross shaped objects or persons in the sky.. they reminded me of the Five God Hands from Berserk!

    • Gatsu

      You know what, I was thinking in the same way :O.

      • FoxTamerMGO

        Great minds think alike or.. we both just happened to watch berserk xD

    • Lewis

      The protagonist commited suicide, screen this comment. All those whales can’t be nothing.

  • vic boss

    Here it’s to you https://youtu.be/Sl0Sb46g-BE

    • Gatsu

      THX!

  • Gatsu

    Bros, I’m hella crying right now …

    • Lewis

      Me too, bro!
      From all the happiness and a little bit of sadness (no DMC5). It was THE show.

    • DonquixoteDoflamingo

      “Hello everyone, I am back!” …. FUCK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • FoxTamerMGO

    You guys think we can play Death Stranding before May 2017?

    • vic boss

      Definitely not, I think it will come out on 2018

  • FoxTamerMGO

    Stranding means: drive or leave (a boat, sailor, or sea creature) aground on a shore.
    the ships were stranded in shallow water.

    resembles what we saw in the trailer

  • FoxTamerMGO

    So apparently Death Stranding means when a sea creature (dolphin for example) moves to the shore, if the sea creature is still alive on shore he’s called “life stranding” and if the sea creature is dead it’s “death stranding”, that what happens when the sea creature moves from his environment (the sea) to the land (a foreign region). Very deep shit from kojima as always <3

  • JJBYACHFullOptions2FucKonami

    So it seems like this game is going to deal with the concept of death as I speculated previously. Hell yeah.

  • Crazyboi_06

    FUCK YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Crazyboi_06

    I SAW KOJIMA AND I FELT LIKE I WAS ATTACKED BY THE FOXDIE!!!!! HE SURPRISED THE SHIT OUTTA ME!!!!!! #LONGLIVEKOJIMA #FUCKKONAMI

  • Full Options

    Sorry for her, but I am so glad that the Nordic Game lady is not the translator this time… xD

  • proceeder

    Dang it Kojima! U know how to make a grown man cry for video-games!

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