Konami didn't have any literal chains on Hideo Kojima but they definitely had a weird technical leash on him. One of the biggest examples of this was the way they didn't let him accept his award at The Game Awards. And I don't really know why they did this but it's still a kind of shitty thing that happened. Shortly afterwards, he left Konami and started his own company with Sony.
And now it looks like Kojima is meeting with a lot of heavy hitters in pop-culture. One of the most intriguing and interesting meetings he's had is with JJ Abrams, director/writer of Star Wars: The Force Awakens (among other things). I'm going to type that again just in case you didn't catch it.
Hideo Kojima met with the writer/director of Star Wars (among a lot of other great things) JJ Abrams.
And I only found this out a couple of hours ago while I was messing around on Twitter. Because there's been so many images and pictures that came out about all the people that Kojima has been meeting with.
Look at that picture above. What do you think they're talking about? Star Wars? Filmmaking? Video games? Maybe JJ will have something to do with a future Kojima game? I don't know! But the possibilities are endless. And no one knows what the future might bring with these two. I sincerely hope that the two of them work together.
I mean we all know how close Kojima is to Guillermo Del Toro and maybe this is a start of a relationship that'll be similar. I really, really fucking hope so.
JJ Abrams isn't the only person that he's met up with by the way. He's been visiting a lot of game studios and it's all documented on his Twitter. So if you're even a little bit interested in where he might be going next or who he might be meeting with next, you should check it out every couple of hours or so.
Kojima is definitely the artist or auteur of video games and seeing him make all of these new connections is something that gets me really excited for the future of video games.