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Kojima Productions to remain independent, says Hideo Kojima

For "as long as I'm alive," Kojima says.

Kojima Productions will remain an independent studio for as long as Hideo Kojima is alive, according to the developer.

“I created this company in December 2015 after leaving Konami,” Kojima said in an episode of his new Spotify podcast.

“It was 100 percent out of my pocket – no funding from anyone whatsoever,” he continued. “We are indies, we have no affiliations whatsoever and are not backed by anyone, and are on good terms with everybody in the industry.

“Every day I am approached by offers from all over the world to buy our studio. Some of those offers are ridiculously high prices but it’s not that I want money. I want to make what I want to make. That’s why I created this studio. So as long as I’m alive, I don’t think I’ll ever accept those offers.”

Kojima was working on a Silent Hill game over at Konami during the split; Death Stranding was Kojima Productions’ first game after becoming independent.

Rumours of Kojima Productions’ next game, Overdose, have been swirling for quite some time; we likely will get more information about the title during this year’s Game Awards broadcast.

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