Hideo Kojima (小島 秀夫 Kojima Hideo, born August 24, 1963) is a Japanese video game designer, screenwriter, director, and game producer. As an auteur of video games, he founded Kojima Productions in 2005, after starting at Konami Digital Entertainment where he rose to vice president in 2011 until October 2015, when he left the company. His most notable video games are the Metal Gear series of stealth games, as well as the adventure games Snatcher and Policenauts.

On December 15, 2015, Kojima revealed that he had re-formed Kojima Productions as an independent studio, and working with Sony on a PlayStation 4 exclusive.[1]. At E3 2016, Kojima personally announced the game's title as Death Stranding.[2]


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