Today, Japanese video game developer Kojima Productions celebrated its seventh anniversary and gave everyone the envy of the workplace by showing off what their new game studio looks like. And hey, this studio is just as over the top as you’d expect, given that its repertoire includes a video game with a 31-minute cutscene.
Kojima productions’ MTV Cribs-esque YouTube video is narrated by Akio Otsukathe Japanese voice actor for Solid hose. The nine-minute POV video follows Otsuka as he “sneaks” into Shinagawa Season Terrace, the new video game studio for KojiPro, which doesn’t look like much like yours typical office building. If anything, it’s more of a cross between a modern art museum and pci-fI aesthetic of a space station than it is an office. The new, luxurious studio has:
- A park where employees can organize barbecues
- An art gallery space for intensive viewing experiences of Death Stranding‘s concept art and artifacts
- An Enter the dragon-esque endless mirror hallway room with a life-size Ludens statue
- Gender neutral bathrooms (nothing extravagant but nice to see)
- Once off Death Stranding movie posters on the walls
- Rest areas withAtami mat floor and a bird’s eye view above The Rainbow Bridge
- A pop-up movie screening area with arena seating
Through the video, Otsuka provides information on how e.gThe Shinagawa Season Terrace office is the main real estate area for film and TV series. As Kojima is such a fan of moving images that he finally is When he ventures into making his own films (god help us all), it makes sense that he chooses Shinagawa as the location for his studio: the department has historical relevance in Japanese cinema. For my fellow cinephiles out there, Shinagawa, Tokyo is where Godzilla first set foot on Japanese soil back in the original 1954 film. Also “Shinagawa-kun” is the kaiju’s nickname in The 2016s Shin Godzilla. I only bring this up because Kojima is a big Goji fanboy.
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Suffice to say, KojiPro’s entire new office is basically what I imagine Geoff Keighley’s shrine to Kojima to look like. We even got to see the room where Kojima 360-model-scanning their favorite celebrities. Feel free to put your bets on again Kojima has already scanned Al Pacino after meeting him at the Game Awards in retaliation for CD Projekt Red beat him to the battle of th Idris Elba in front of put him into Cyberpunk 2077. You know he at least thought about it. Regardless, people online have been struggling to pick their jaws off the floor after seeing Kojima’s lavish new studio.
“I’ve seen quite a few game studios over the years, but damn! This is crazy cool,” Simon Cox, Rolling stone‘pp former content director, wrote on Twitter. “It’s like a temple, a space station and a master class in graphic and interior design all in one shiny package.”
“We need a VR room with Kojima productions for us gamers to visit anytime,” one commenter named Shinkaidesu wrote in the video’s YouTube comments.
“Wow… did DS1 doing well?!” asked one Twitter user.
“We’re over [here] living in 2022, while developing games in 2044, lol. Sheesh!” wrote one Twitter user.
I have to give Kojima props for stepping on everyone’s collective office worker neck here. However, the futuristic chrome aesthetic of KojiPro’s new studio is far from my favorite video when it comes to giving off good vibes. That credit goes to the creepy game developer Ikumi Nakamurahis newly discovered studio, Unseen. Until Kojima uploads a video of his developers teaching their kids how to “git god” on fighting gamesNakamura has him beat to have coolest video game studio feng shui. I don’t make the rules.