The company behind Death Stranding and the Metal Gear Solid videogames is finally going to be looking at making movies.

Those who have been following the work of videogame creator Hideo Kojima and his company Kojima Productions will, I’d suggest, not find the slightly syllable of surprise in this story.

Kojima’s games are notable for their cinematics, to the point where a title such as Death Stranding on the PlayStation 4 was criticised for being a game that you watched far more than you played. It feels inevitable then that his company has now formally entered into the world of film, television and games with the announcement of a brand new division to concentrate on those areas.

This will not, as we understand it, affect the already-planned film of Kojima’s earlier gaming success, Metal Gear Solid.

Instead, Riley Russell has been hired to head up the new team, and he explains that “the new division will be tasked with working with creative and talented professionals in television, music and film, as well as the more familiar games industry”.

He added to Gamesindustry.biz that “the team has as its charter, the goal of expanding the reach and awareness of the properties now under development at Kojima Productions, and to make them even more a part of our popular culture”.

Don’t expect new projects to reach our screens particularly quickly, of course. And we’ll keep you posted as we hear more…

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