Konami Open Los Angeles Studio

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A new office, home to Kojima Productions has been opened by Konami in Los Angeles.

The new studio will be home to Kojima Productions and will be instrumental in developing a variety of games, including instalments of the Metal Gear Solid series. There was an opening ceremony which shared details on the Metal Gear Solid V experience, which includes Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes, the prologue to Metal Gear Solid V.  Hideo Kojima, creator of the highly successful series and Director of Kojima Productions, took the stage to show the first live gameplay demo for Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes

Speaking at the opening, Hideo Kojima, Director of Kojima Productions stated:

As gaming takes the world stage as one of the greatest forms of entertainment, it’s only natural for us to expand our operations across the globe, And since Los Angeles is ground zero for the best studios, facilities and world-class talent, we are leaning on of these local resources to build an incredible team to create gaming experiences that are just as compelling as any film or television show.

Tomoyuki Tsuboi, President of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc added:

The Los Angeles studio emphasizes Konami and Kojima Productions commitment to expanding our development footprint, The new studio will put Kojima Productions in the heart of the west which will benefit future releases as it will introduce new talent and creativity to the development teams.

Konami have also recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Metal Gear Solid series, testament to the fantastic work of Hideo Kojima.  There have been more than a staggering 35.4 million units solid, making the Metal Gear Solid series a global phenomenon. Although the gameplay is fantastic, the Metal Gear Solid series is also know for its gripping storylines.  The scenarios are 35.based on extensive research and incorporate the drama of actual developments in society. These elements have made Metal Gear Solid what it is today: a mature work of entertainment that transcends national borders and the confines of video games, and one of the leading products of the Japanese content business.

Metal Gear Solid is sure to reap huge benefits with the opening of this new Los Angeles studio and we would like to know your thoughts via the comment section below.

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