Kojima Productions has released a new podcast (number 156) talking about some of the recent events regarding the developer.
The company’s staff members talked a little bit about the recruitment page that went up a few days ago. They said they were gearing up for multiple future projects and that they needed more staff for that. They also commented on the Fox Engine lighting screens, once again emphasizing the fact that it’s all in real time running on the engine, and none of it is pre-rendered. In addition, they mentioned that there are some hidden meanings in the images on the recruitment website, and that it hints at some of the directions they are taking. They urged the fans to pick it apart and think about what it could mean.
The Kojima Productions’ staff also talked shortly about the Three A Metal Gear REX figure, announcing that the pre-orders for the figure have already been sold out, but that it’s still available in retail. They emphasized the high quality of the figure, such as the great paint job and attention to detail, as well as actually working LED lights.
For more information, check out ThreeA Toys’s website.
The Smithsonian Art Museum in Washington D.C. will be holding a exhibition on the art of video games. In addition, Hideo Kojima and Sean Eyestone will be there for an interview. Tickets to attend this conversation were available for free online, but within three minutes it was sold out. The conversation will take place on April 17th at noon. For the people who can’t attend it will probably be streamed live. At the exhibition there will art by Yoji Shinkawa on display, as well as the games (Metal Gear Solid and Metal Gear Solid 2) themselves.
The exhibition will be on display from March 16 until September 30th, after which it will be touring to the following cities:
The Art of Video Games will travel to 10 cities in the United States following its presentation in Washington, D.C. Confirmed venues include:
Boca Raton Museum of Art (October 24, 2012–January 20, 2013)
EMP Museum in Seattle (February 16, 2013–May 13, 2013)
Hudson River Museum in Yonkers, NY (February 15, 2014–May 18, 2014)
Toledo Museum of Art in Toledo, Ohio (June 19, 2014–September 28, 2014)
Flint Institute of Arts in Flint, Michigan (October 25, 2014–January 18, 2015)
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art in Memphis, Tennessee (June 6, 2015–September 13, 2015)
The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University in Miami, Florida (October 9, 2015–January 25, 2016)
For more information, check out the Smithsonian website.
Source: Kojima Productions Report, Smithsonian official site