2016 has been a tumultuous year for Kojima. Having just founded his new studio, he spent the past year recruiting new people, announcing his game, and collaborating with Guerrilla Games and Sony with the creation of the Decima Engine. The new year has already begun in Japan, and to celebrate Kojima shared a new Ludens artwork by Yoji Shinkawa, along with his best wishes.
“Year 2016 for me was the prep year for the new journey. Everything was from zero start except your warmest support. I could done only because there’s a hope. Thank you. Have a good new year for everyone who dreams, who supports the dream to come true.” – Hideo Kojima
“As the year is about to end, thanks to everyone who supported us through our beginnings, which includes you. Here’s to all Ludens out there!” – Kojima Productions
The official Metal Gear Solid Twitter is also ready for 2017.