There’s no secret about Hideo Kojima’s love towards filmmaking and we can see it in those very long cut scenes from the games his studio created. This is why we think Kojima’s recent statement in an interview with BBC Newsbeat was long overdue.
Kojima Studio Will Begin Making Films in the Future
Game director Hideo Kojima said:
In the future, Kojima Productions will start making films. If you can do one thing well then you can do everything well.
He sounded very serious about working on film projects, and we cannot wait to see what he has in store for us. Since the original Metal Gear, and progressing to Death Stranding, we’ve seen long cinematics in the games that could easily be turned into movies.
As for the future of games, Kojima explained that in the next years, gaming will transition to streaming. This means games, movies and TV shows will be accessible on the same platforms, added the game director:
Movies, dramas, and games will all be streamed, and you’ll enjoy them on your iPad or iPhone or a screen anytime, anywhere. When that happens, games, films, and dramas will have to compete in the same space. I’m very interested in the new format of game that will appear on there, and that’s what I want to take on.
Kojima has also confirmed that Death Stranding is a reaction to the recent political issues, and that it rejects the individualism that we see around the world:
President Trump right now is building a wall. Then you have Brexit, where the UK is trying to leave, there are lots of walls and people thinking only about themselves in the world.
Death Stranding Is Filled With Actors and Celebs
And since we’re on Death Stranding news, you might have noticed that the game has a lot of cameos, aside from Norman Reedus, Mads Mikkelsen, and Guillermo Del Toro having essential roles in the game. We’ve seen Conan O’Brien, Geoff Keighley, film directors Edgar Wright and Jordan Vogt-Roberts, and Guerrilla Games’ Herman Hulst.
Hideo Kojima even wanted Keanu Reeves to take the role Mads Mikkelsen now has in Death Stranding! We also almost had Cliff Bleszinski, the former Gears of War lead designer and head of Boss Key Productions.
We cannot wait to play the game this week when it launches on PS4 on November 8, 2019. For those that want to experience the game on PC, you’ll have to wait until next summer.