Good crib, Kojima, however I don’t assume that Scorsese movie is actual.Picture: Kojima Productions / Alex (Beelz) / Kotaku / Robyn Beck (Getty Photographs)
Right now, Japanese online game developer Kojima Productions celebrated its seventh anniversary and gave everybody workspace envy by exhibiting off what its new sport studio appears to be like like. And boy howdy, this studio is simply as excessive as you’d count on, on condition that its repertoire features a online game with a 31-minute cutscene.
Kojima Productions’ MTV Cribs-esque YouTube video is narrated by Akio Otsuka, the Japanese voice actor for Stable Snake. The nine-minute POV video follows Otsuka as he “sneaks” into Shinagawa Season Terrace, the brand new online game studio for KojiPro, which doesn’t look very like your typical workplace constructing. If something, it’s extra a cross between a contemporary artwork museum with the sci-fi aesthetic of an area station than it’s an workplace. The luxurious new studio options:
A park the place staff can host barbequesAn artwork gallery room for intensive viewing experiences of Dying Stranding’s idea artwork and artifacts An Enter The Dragon-esque limitless mirror hallway room with a life-size Ludens statueGender-neutral bogs (nothing extravagant, however good to see)A hallway of Dying Stranding film posters displayed on its wallsResting areas with tatami mat flooring and a birds-eye view of the Rainbow BridgeA pop-up film viewing space with area seating
All through the video, Otsuka drops tidbits of details about how the Shinagawa Season Terrace workplace is prime actual property for film and TV present filming areas. Seeing as how Kojima is such an enormous fan of shifting footage that he’s lastly venturing into making motion pictures of his personal (god assist us all), it is smart that he’d select Shinagawa as the situation for his studio: the ward has historic relevance in Japanese cinema. For my fellow cinephiles on the market, Shinagawa, Tokyo, is the place Godzilla first stepped foot on Japanese soil again within the unique 1954 movie. Additionally, “Shinagawa-kun” is the kaiju’s nickname in 2016’s Shin Godzilla. I solely carry this up as a result of Kojima is an enormous Goji fanboy.
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Suffice it to say, the whole thing of KojiPro’s new workplace is principally what I envision Geoff Keighley’s shrine of Kojima to appear like. We even obtained to see the room the place Kojima 360-model-scans his favourite celebrities. Be happy to position your bets on whether or not Kojima already scanned Al Pacino after assembly him on the Recreation Awards in retaliation for CD Projekt Purple beating him to the punch on th Idris Elba entrance by placing him into Cyberpunk 2077. You realize he no less than considered it. Regardless, people on-line have been battling choosing their jaws from the ground after seeing Kojima’s lavish new studio.
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“I’ve seen fairly a couple of sport studios through the years, however holy shit! That is INSANELY COOL,” Simon Cox, Rolling Stone’s former content material director, wrote on Twitter. “It’s like a temple, an area station and a masterclass in graphic and inside design all rolled into one gleaming bundle.”
“We want a VR house of Kojima productions so us avid gamers can go to anytime,” a commenter named Shinkaidesu wrote within the video’s YouTube feedback.
“Wow…did DS1 do this effectively?!” one Twitter person requested.
“We’re over [here] dwelling in 2022, whereas they’re creating video games in 2044, lol. Sheeesh!” one Twitter person wrote.
I’ve to present Kojima props for stepping on everybody’s collective office-working necks right here. Nevertheless, the futuristic chrome aesthetic of KojiPro’s new studio is much from my favourite video by way of giving off good vibes. That honor goes to the spooky sport developer Ikumi Nakamura’s newfound studio, Unseen. Till Kojima uploads a video of his builders instructing their youngsters how one can “git gud” at combating video games, Nakamura’s obtained him beat for having the coolest online game studio feng shui. I don’t make the foundations.