Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima meets up with Star Wars: Episode 7 – The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams to discuss plans for his new studio.
One of the stops in the journeys in Hideo Kojima’s and PS4 architect Mark Cerny’s recent tech tour had the Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain director spending some time in Los Angeles with J.J. Abrams, co-screenwriter and director of the blockbuster, The Force Awakens, for a chat about the former’s new studio. Kojima took to his Twitter account to document the occasion, by posting a picture of himself and Abrams.
While the meeting of the minds between the Kojima Productions studio founder and the CEO of Bad Robot Productions is definitely worthy of even the slightest bit of excitement, there’s no official word as to what was actually discussed. Since Kojima is apparently on the search for the best “high-end technology” that the world has to offer, it’s possible that the two talked about the type of special effects equipment Abrams is fond of lately, or where the future of said hardware is headed.
Back to LA. Meeting up with JJ to inform him about my new studio. pic.twitter.com/po6ScoDW1X— HIDEO_KOJIMA (@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN) January 20, 2016
Although Abrams just recently finished the latest entry in the Star Wars franchise, the Hollywood director has been staying busy by dabbling in the video games industry as well. As it happens, along with his production company, Bad Robot, J.J. Abrams and Infinity Blade developer ChAIR Entertainment are making a game entitled Spyjinx, which is set to be an action-strategy release for PC. Taking that into consideration, it’s feasible that Abrams and Kojima traded notes on game development while visiting with one another.
This isn’t the first time Kojima has touched base with Hollywood powerhouses for the sake of a project. As many gamers are aware, the Metal Gear Solid creator enlisted the help of filmmaker Guillermo del Toro to develop ideas for the ill-fated Silent Hills, which was cancelled with a “scorched earth approach” by Konami. And even though the franchise reboot met an untimely demise at the hands of its publisher, there’s still potential for something to come about between Kojima and del Toro, as the two have mentioned a plan for a new horror game in the past.
With Kojima having only shared a tweet and a brief message confirming the existence of a meeting between him and Abrams, it’s really anyone’s guess as to what their conversation was about. However, due to the nature of Kojima’s “world tour” and the fact that Abrams utilized the planet’s most well-known visual effects company — Industrial Light & Magic, that is — for The Force Awakens, their discussion probably pertained to technology.
What do you think Hideo Kojima’s and J.J. Abrams’ meeting was about? Do you think it was a simple get-together, or do you believe the directors have the intention to collaborate on a production in the future? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
Hideo Kojima’s next title has yet to be announced, but it’s been confirmed as a release for PC and PlayStation 4.
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