Hideo Kojima’s futuristic new game studio will make you jealous

Hideo Kojima points to the cinema area of ​​his office.

Nice cradle, Kojima, but I don’t think Scorsese’s movie is real.
Image: Kojima Productions / Alex (Beelz) / Kotaku / Robyn Beck (Getty Images)

Today, Japanese video game developer Kojima Productions celebrated its seventh anniversary and got everyone’s workspace envy by showing off what its new game studio looks like. And hey, this studio is just as over the top as you might expect, considering their repertoire includes a video game with a 31-minute cutscene.

Kojima productions MTV cribs-esthat the YouTube video is narrated by Akio Otsukathe Japanese voice actor of solid snake. The nine-minute POV video follows Otsuka as he “sneaks” into Shinagawa Season Terrace, the new video game studio for KojiPro, which doesn’t look like much like your typical office building. If anything, it’s more of a cross between a modern art museum with the sci-fi aesthetic of a space station than it is a desk. The new luxury studio includes:

  • A park where employees can organize barbecues
  • An art gallery room for intensive visual experiences of Death StrandingConcept art and artifacts from
  • One Enter the dragon– endless mirror hallway room with a life-size statue of Ludens
  • Gender-neutral bathrooms (nothing extravagant, but nice to see)
  • A corridor of Death Stranding movie posters displayed on its walls
  • Rest areas with tatami carpet floor and a bird’s eye view of the rainbow bridge
  • A pop-up movie viewing area with arena seating

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Throughout the video, Otsuka drops bits of information about how the Shinagawa Season Terrace office is prime real estate for movie and television filming locations. Since Kojima is such a big anime fan that he’s finally venturing to make his own films (God help us all), it makes sense that he chose Shinagawa as the location for his studio: the area has historical significance in Japanese cinema. For my fellow moviegoers, Shinagawa, Tokyo is where Godzilla first set foot on Japanese soil in the original 1954 film. Also, “Shinagawa-kun” is the nickname of the kaiju in 2016 shin godzilla. I only talk about it because Kojima is a big fan of Goji.

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Suffice it to say, the entirety of KojiPro’s new office is essentially what I imagine Geoff Keighley’s Sanctuary of Kojima will look like. We even got to see the room where Kojima 360-model-scans his favorite celebrities. Feel free to place your bets on the fact that Kojima has already scanned Al Pacino after meeting him at The Game Awards in retaliation for CD Projekt Red beating punch him on th ahead of Idris Elba by putting it on in Cyberpunk 2077. You know he at least thought about it. Either way, people online had a hard time picking their jaws off the ground after seeing Kojima’s lavish new studio.

“I’ve seen quite a few game studios over the years, but damn it! It’s INCREDIBLY COOL”, Simon Cox, rolling stones former content director, wrote on Twitter. “It’s like a temple, a space station, and a masterclass in graphic design and interior design, all rolled into one sparkling package.”

“We need a Kojima productions VR space for us gamers to visit anytime,” said one. commentator named Shinkaidesu wrote in the video’s YouTube comments.

“Wow… is that DS1 do it right?!” a Twitter user asked.

“We are finished [here] alive in 2022, while they are developing games in 2044, lol. Whore ! » a Twitter user wrote.

I have to give props to Kojima for stepping on everyone’s collective neck here. However, the futuristic chrome aesthetic of KojiPro’s new studio is far from my favorite video in terms of giving off good vibes. That honor goes to the developer of the spooky game Ikumi Nakamurathe new studio of Invisible. Until Kojima uploaded a video of its developers teaching their children how “git gud” in fighting gamesNakamura beat him to get the coolest feng shui video game studios. I don’t make the rules.

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