In an interview with GameReactor, Kojima said he wants his new studio to have a staff of 100 people at maximum. “I’m aiming to keep the staff less than 100 people. I am searching for technology and at the same time hiring new people, and visiting the studio to get inspiration about what kind of studio I want to make/create.”
Kojima has stated before that he wants to keep his team relatively small. While working on the Metal Gear Solid series, he has lead teams of over 200 people. The translator explained: “He wants to connect to the developers directly… So it will be around 100 people, but not more. Keep it that size.”
Update: GameReactor published another part of the interview, in which Kojima praises Sony’s studio Media Molecule, which he visited earlier this year. “We aim to make a kind of small, intimate type of studio, and I felt like Media Molecule in London is quite similar to what I’m trying to make.”
GameReactor will publish a full interview tomorrow.