Kojima Productions Los Angeles officially opened

New studio instrumental to Metal Gear Solid franchise.

Konami has officially opened Kojima Productions’ Los Angeles development studio.

The studio will be instrumental in the continued development of the Metal Gear Solid franchise, particularly with the upcoming release of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Konami said.

During an opening ceremony held yesterday, Kojima Productions boss Hideo Kojima showed Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes, the first chapter of Metal Gear Solid V, to select members of the press.

“As gaming takes the world stage as one of the greatest forms of entertainment, it’s only natural for us to expand our operations across the globe,” said Kojima. “And since Los Angeles is ground zero for the best studios, facilities and world-class talent, we are leaning on of these local resources to build an incredible team to create gaming experiences that are just as compelling as any film or television show.”

See the first images of the new studio below.

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