Cory Barlog, director of this year’s smash hit game God of War, has paid a visit to Kojima Productions in Japan and got a tour from Hideo Kojima himself.
Cory also brought a gift for Kojima, carved wooden figures representing Kratos and his son Atreus.
Cory has stated earlier this year that he learned a lot from Kojima’s games, and it sounds like this visit has given him inspiration as well.
The two directors may meet again later this week at The Game Awards on December 6th, where God of War has been nominated several times and Death Stranding is expected to make an appearance – perhaps even a release date.
Update 1: Ted Price of Insomniac Games has also paid a visit to Kojima’s studio. Both Cory and Ted were in Japan for the PlayStation Awards, to each receive a Gold Prize (shipment of 500.000) and a User Choice Prize for God of War and Spider-Man.
Ted Price: “Thank you and your team so much for the hospitality Hideo Kojima! I loved seeing the studio and Death Stranding is looking incredible!”
Update 2: Masahiro Sakurai, the creator of the Super Smash Brothers series (Solid Snake will make an appearance in the latest entry releasing this Friday), also dropped by Kojima’s studio.