Kojima Productions

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Kojima Productions
Type Private company
Founded April 1, 2005 (Konami subsidiary)
December 16, 2015 (independent studio)
Headquarters Tokyo, Japan
Key people Hideo Kojima, founder
Industry Video games
Products Video games
Employees 100
Website http://www.kojimaproductions.jp/

Kojima Productions is a video game company that was founded on April 1, 2005 by Hideo Kojima.

As part of Konami

In 2005, Hideo Kojima was vice president of Konami Computer Entertainment Japan. At this point in his career, in addition to being vice president, Kojima had been a game designer with Konami for eighteen years. That year, the development teams, including his own, were merged back within Konami.

As a result of the merger, Hideo Kojima formed a new subsidiary within Konami on April 1, 2005, in order to relieve him of the administrative burdens of being vice president of Konami Computer Entertainment Japan.

Conflict within Konami and closure

Kojima Productions existed as a subsidiary of Konami until 2015 when conflicts with Kojima and the management of Konami came to a head.

This led to the removal of the Kojima Productions name and logo from the official Metal Gear website in March 2015, and, on April 26, 2015, the cancellation of Kojima Production's planned continuation of the Silent Hill series. The latter had previously been released as a playable teaser simply titled P.T.

This conflict ultimately culminated with the July 10, 2015 announcement that Kojima Productions had closed.

Reopening as an independent studio

On December 16, 2015, in a joint announcement with Sony Computer Entertainment, Hideo Kojima announced that Kojima Productions was reformed as an independent studio with staff members from the original Kojima Productions when it was a subsidiary of Konami.

Products by Kojima at Konami owned by the WEC Museum

Title System Release Added to Museum Notes
Metal Gear PS3 2011 June 24, 2018 An updated version of the 1987 game was included in Metal Gear Solid HD Collection for PlayStation 3 in 2011.
Snatcher PC Engine Mini 2020 May 1, 2020 The 1992 remake of the 1988 game was included in the PC Engine Mini in 2020.
Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake PS3 2011 June 24, 2018 An updated version of the 1990 game was included in Metal Gear Solid HD Collection for PlayStation 3 in 2011.

Products by Kojima at Konami Computer Entertainment Japan owned by the WEC Museum

Title System Release Added to Museum Notes
Metal Gear Solid PS3 2013 January 23, 2021 A code for the emulated version of the 1998 PlayStation game was included in Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection for PlayStation 3 in 2013.
Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions PS3 2013 January 23, 2021 A code for the emulated version of the 1999 PlayStation game was included in Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection for PlayStation 3 in 2013.
Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance PS3 2011 June 24, 2018 An expanded high definition version of the 2001 game was included in Metal Gear Solid HD Collection for PlayStation 3 in 2011.
Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence PS3 2011 June 24, 2018 An expanded high definition version of the 2004 game was included in Metal Gear Solid HD Collection for PlayStation 3 in 2011.

Products by Kojima Productions owned by the WEC Museum

Title System Release Added to Museum Notes
Metal Gear Solid: Digital Graphic Novel Blu-ray 2013 January 23, 2021 A blu-ray version of the 2006 motion comic adaptation of the IDW Metal Gear Solid comic book adaptation was included in Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection for PlayStation 3 in 2013.
Metal Gear Solid 2: Digital Graphic Novel Blu-ray 2013 January 23, 2021 A blu-ray version of the 2008 motion comic adaptation of the IDW Metal Gear Solid comic book adaptation was included in Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection for PlayStation 3 in 2013.
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots PS4 2008 June 12, 2008 Fourth game in the Metal Gear Solid series.
Metal Gear Online PS4 2008 June 12, 2008 Online spin-off of the Metal Gear series.
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker PS3 2011 June 24, 2018 A high definition version of the 2010 game was included in Metal Gear Solid HD Collection for PlayStation 3 in 2011.
Metal Gear Solid HD Collection PS3 2011 June 24, 2018 Metal Gear series compilation containing Metal Gear, Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake, Metal Gear Solid 2 and Metal Gear Solid 3. Outside of Japan, the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions also contained Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker. The latter was sold seperately in Japan.
Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection PS3 2013 January 23, 2021 Metal Gear series compilation containing Metal Gear, Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake, Metal Gear Solid 2, Metal Gear Solid 3, Metal Gear Solid 4, and Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker. It also included a code for an emulated version of the PlayStation versions of Metal Gear Solid and Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions.
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes Xbox 360 2014 December 16, 2014 Game in the Metal Gear Solid series.
P.T. PS4 2014 April 26, 2015 Playable teaser of the cancelled Silent Hills.
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain PS4 2015 June 30, 2020 Game in the Metal Gear Solid series.
Final game released as a Konami subsidiary.
Death Stranding PS4 2019 December 24, 2020 First game released as an independent studio.