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Death Stranding developer Kojima Productions has confirmed with GamesIndustry.biz that it will be opening a new film, TV, and music division. Destined for the Los Angeles area, the new business division will “explore opportunities beyond game development into film, television, and other forms of entertainment.” Kojima Productions was founded by Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima in 2005.

From GamesIndustry.biz:

Based in Los Angeles, California, the new division is designed to take the game studio’s games to other pop culture areas. The new team will be led by Riley Russell, who joins the company after a nearly 28-year stint at PlayStation in various roles, including chief legal officer, and VP of business affairs.

“The new division will be tasked with working with creative and talented professionals in television, music and film, as well as the more familiar games industry,” said Russell.

“The team has as its charter, the goal of expanding the reach and awareness of the properties now under development at Kojima Productions, and to make them even more a part of our popular culture. Although we are a global organization, the new business development team will be centered in Los Angeles, CA. We are truly excited and looking forward to working with the very best entertainment talent we can, across all of the entertainment industries.”

“Finding new ways to entertain, engage and offer value to our fans is essential in a fast-moving, ever changing storytelling world,” Kojima Productions’ business development manager Yoshiko Fukuda added. “Our new division will take the studio into even more areas that present our creative narratives beyond videogames and to open up ways for our fans to communicate and immerse themselves in these spaces.”

Source: GamesIndustry.biz

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