Hideo Kojima’s Futuristic New Recreation Studio Will Make You Jealous

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Hideo Kojima points toward his office's movie theater space.

Good crib, Kojima, however I don’t suppose that Scorsese movie is actual.
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At present, Japanese online game developer Kojima Productions celebrated its seventh anniversary and gave everybody workspace envy by displaying off what its new sport studio appears to be like like. And boy howdy, this studio is simply as excessive as you’d count on, on condition that its repertoire features a online game with a 31-minute cutscene.

Kojima Manufacturings’ MTV Cribs-esque YouTube video is narrated by Akio Otsuka, the Japanese voice actor for Solid Snake. The nine-minute POV video follows Otsuka as he “sneaks” into Shinagawa Season Terrace, the brand new online game studio for KojiPro, which doesn’t look a lot like your typical workplace constructing. If something, it’s extra a cross between a contemporary artwork museum with the sci-fi aesthetic of an area station than it’s an workplace. The luxurious new studio options:

  • A park the place workers can host barbeques
  • An artwork gallery room for intensive viewing experiences of Demise Stranding’s idea artwork and artifacts
  • An Enter The Dragon-esque endless mirror hallway room with a life-size Ludens statue
  • Gender-neutral bogs (nothing extravagant, however good to see)
  • A hallway of Demise Stranding film posters displayed on its partitions
  • Resting areas with tatami mat flooring and a birds-eye view of the Rainbow Bridge
  • A pop-up film viewing space with area seating

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All through the video, Otsuka drops tidbits of details about how the Shinagawa Season Terrace workplace is prime actual property for film and TV present filming areas. Seeing as how Kojima is such a giant fan of transferring footage that he’s lastly venturing into making motion pictures of his personal (god assist us all), it is sensible that he’d select Shinagawa as the situation for his studio: the ward has historic relevance in Japanese cinema. For my fellow cinephiles on the market, Shinagawa, Tokyo, is the place Godzilla first stepped foot on Japanese soil again within the authentic 1954 movie. Additionally, “Shinagawa-kun” is the kaiju’s nickname in 2016’s Shin Godzilla. I solely convey this up as a result of Kojima is a big Goji fanboy.

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Suffice it to say, everything of KojiPro’s new workplace is principally what I envision Geoff Keighley’s shrine of Kojima to appear to be. We even bought to see the room the place Kojima 360-model-scans his favourite celebrities. Be at liberty to position your bets on whether or not Kojima already scanned Al Pacino after assembly him on the Recreation Awards in retaliation for CD Projekt Pink beating him to the punch on th Idris Elba entrance by putting him into Cyberpunk 2077. You recognize he not less than considered it. Regardless, of us on-line have been scuffling with selecting their jaws from the ground after seeing Kojima’s lavish new studio.

“I’ve seen fairly a number of sport studios through the years, however holy shit! That is INSANELY COOL,” Simon Cox, Rolling Stones former content material director, wrote on Twitter. “It’s like a temple, an area station and a masterclass in graphic and inside design all rolled into one gleaming bundle.”

“We’d like a VR area of Kojima productions so us players can go to anytime,” a commenter named Shinkaidesu wrote within the video’s YouTube feedback.

“Wow…did DS1 try this nicely?!” one Twitter user asked.

“We’re over [here] residing in 2022, whereas they’re growing video games in 2044, lol. Sheeesh!” one Twitter user wrote.

I’ve to offer Kojima props for stepping on everybody’s collective office-working necks right here. Nevertheless, the futuristic chrome aesthetic of KojiPro’s new studio is way from my favourite video by way of giving off good vibes. That honor goes to the spooky sport developer Ikumi Nakamura’s newfound studio, Unseen. Till Kojima uploads a video of his builders educating their youngsters methods to “git gud” at fighting games, Nakamura’s bought him beat for having the coolest video game studio feng shui. I don’t make the principles.

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