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Kojima Productions Los Angeles to be “Instrumental” in Developing Installments of the Metal Gear Solid Franchise

September 6, 2013 Written by Jason Dunning

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Konami has officially announced the opening of Kojima Productions Los Angeles, which “will be instrumental in developing a variety of games, including installments of the Metal Gear Solid franchise.”

Putting emphasis on them being a part of the upcoming Metal Gear Solid V, Hideo Kojima, Director of Kojima Productions, talked about the opening:

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, added his thoughts:

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.

Here’s Stefanie Joosten getting turned into Quiet:

Overall, the Metal Gear Solid franchise has more than 35.4 million units sold, a number which should increase a little bit when Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection releases in Europe next week.