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Hideo Kojima Says His Studio Will Have Less Than 100 Employees
Hideo Kojima is probably the most followed star of the video gaming industry these days, and his new studio, Kojima Productions is all the more important because of him being at the top – independently.
So when he talks about how big this studio is going to be in staff size, it does matter to the fans.
Kojima-san was discussing his plans when he revealed that because he wants “to connect to the developers directly,” he will not employ a very large number of people. Instead, the studio will be capped at exactly 100 employees.
The staff can be less, but not more than that – something he has been talking about lately.
Clearly, he is not fond of having huge teams like Konami did at the time of Metal Gear Slid V, because although he scarcely talks about the past, he mentioned it saying “at the time of the Metal Gear Solid the staff was over 200 people, something like this” and continued:
I’m aiming to keep the staff less than 100 people. I am searching for technology and at the same time hiring new people, and visiting the (…) studio to get inspiration about what kind of studio I want to make/create.
I’ve found that at any studio the kitchen is very important… 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.
It looks like Hideo Kojima wants Kojima Productions to be nothing like Konami – well he did not say it but that appears to be the bottomline here. Don’t you think?