Kojima made an interesting comment relating to his quarter century career:
Avi-san’s speech yesterday reminded me of the days in 25 years ago. Back then Internet didn’t exist and I had no budget so had to give up on doing location scout nor military training, instead had to spend my own money to purchase materials. One day I went to my boss if I can go to library to plan the setting, but he declined my request saying “Game does not need story”.
Things have changed a lot since Kojima took on his job in the game industry 25 years ago, and not without Kojima’s help.
Source: Hideo Kojima’s Twitter