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Sony announces deal with Kojima. It's official

Only yesterday we saw that Hideo Kojima is now setting up is own indie studio (opens in new tab) and now Sony has confirmed that it will be working with the Metal Gear auteur. Kojima's contract with Konami ended yesterday and he's hasn't lost any time in setting up his own new Kojima Productions studio which will now be collaborating with PlayStation. It's no wonder Sony's Andrew House looks so excited. You can see Sony's full gleeful announcement below.

And yes, this means that Kojima's first post Metal Gear game will be a PS4 exclusive as confirmed by Geoff Keighley on Twitter (opens in new tab). Here's everything we know about Kojima's new game (opens in new tab) so far.

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The new Kojima Productions studio has a new skull-filled logo that Kojima says on Twitter (opens in new tab) "expresses the vision of 'aiming the new world with the latest technology and pioneering spirit.'"

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There's also a fascinating piece of text on new official Kojima Productions site (opens in new tab) that professes us as 'Homo Ludens (Those who play)'. It starts with "From the moment we enter this world we instinctively invent ways to have ‘fun’ and share our inventions with those around us. We are not asked to do this, nor do we need reasons to create. It is simply who we are." Yep, it looks like things are going to get interesting, and PlayStation is along for the ride. You can read the full text here (opens in new tab).

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Louise Blain is a journalist and broadcaster specialising in gaming, technology, and entertainment. She is the presenter of BBC Radio 3’s monthly Sound of Gaming show and has a weekly consumer tech slot on BBC Radio Scotland. She can also be found on BBC Radio 4, BBC Five Live, Netflix UK's YouTube Channel, and on The Evolution of Horror podcast. As well as her work on GamesRadar, Louise writes for NME, T3, and TechRadar. When she’s not working, you can probably find her watching horror movies or playing an Assassin’s Creed game and getting distracted by Photo Mode.