The possibility of a Hideo Kojima virtual reality game just might become a reality sooner rather than later.
This morning, it was announced that Prologue Immersive, a virtual reality game studio, has added Kojima to its advisory board, alongside co-founder and CEO Kimberly Cooper and her partner, Kyle Cooper.
We don’t know what sort of role Kojima will play on the board of the VR studio, but his experience in gaming will certainly be utilized to help shape the future of VR.
“I’m very excited to hear that masters of the visual arts such as Kyle Cooper and his team are taking on yet another challenge in this digital interactive media that is VR,” Kojima stated. “Through VR, I am certain they will strive to connect films and video games and take us on to that bridge to the future that lies ahead. It would be my absolute pleasure to assist the Coopers on this new adventure they are embarking on. We can expect a whole new world of entertainment. 2016 will surely be remembered as Year One for VR.”
Kojima is best-known for Metal Gear Solid and Zone of the Enders, as well as Castlevania: Lord of Shadows. He is the most recognizable game developer in today’s gaming landscape.
Last year, Kojima went head to head with former employer Konami, who even went as far as to ban Kojima from attending last year’s Video Game Awards. So, it’s good to see Kojima landing new gigs and making moves in the gaming industry without having to rely on being under the umbrella of a big publisher like Konami.
Meanwhile, Kojima is hard at work on Death Stranding, a game starring The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus that sent this year’s E3-goers into a frenzy when it was announced on-stage by the man, himself. It’s doubtful that we’ll see Death Stranding become a VR game, but we’d be curious to see what sort of effect this new position will have on the upcoming game’s development.