Hideo Kojima opens up on what he wants for his studio

The kitchen will be important

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Kojima Productions hasn't revealed what its first project will be for Sony, but founder Hideo Kojima hasn't been shy about giving some details on the studio.

In a recent roundtable discussion (via GameReactor), Kojima said he wants to keep the studio somewhat small. "I'm aiming to keep the staff less than 100 people," he said through a translator. "I am searching for technology and at the same time hiring new people."

Kojima referenced his time at Konami, saying "At the time of the Metal Gear Solid the staff was over 200 people, something like this..." The translator clarified that Kojima "wants to connect to the developers directly ... So it will be around 100 people, but not more. Keep it that size."

Kojima also said that he has visited several other development studios, mentally making notes on things that are key to a good atmosphere. "I've found that at any studio the kitchen is very important," he joked. "I saw at DICE in Stockholm they had 40 microwaves, and also there's so many coffee makers, and I understood that that is very important."

While there still are few details yet on what Kojima will pursue as his first game, he has said it will be along the lines of The Division or Uncharted 4, but without being open world. “It’s an amazing game," he said at the time. "Along with the plot, characters, and game system, I’m brainstorming everything equally. Some parts are very new, so I’ll need to experiment with it.”

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    May 23, 2016 11:05 AM

    John Keefer posted a new article, Hideo Kojima opens up on what he wants for his studio

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      May 23, 2016 11:26 AM

      **40** microwaves?

      I'm in an office with over 700 people and we get **THREE**

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        May 23, 2016 11:32 AM

        he needs them to open up a portal to another dimension

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          May 23, 2016 12:07 PM

          you have to turn them all on to beat the latest version of silent mantis revolver ocelot liquid

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        May 23, 2016 6:26 PM

        if you microwave a microwave while inner microwave is microwaving

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      May 23, 2016 3:44 PM

      Metal Gear's never really been my game, but I'm incredibly interested to see what Kojima can Cook up because those games are crafted with a level of directorial accomplishment that is so rare in AAA games today.

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      May 23, 2016 4:35 PM

      He wants to set up a tunnel employees have to crawl through every morning.

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        May 23, 2016 5:32 PM

        or maybe a 15 minute short film they have to watch before they can begin work

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        May 23, 2016 7:10 PM

        Mandatory CQC training session every day