Following his departure from Konami, Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima established a new studio called Kojima Productions. While it's common to hear about the people working at studios and the games they're working on, we rarely get an inside look at the space they create within, even moreso for Japanese companies. However, the Kojima Productions website has now updated to include a number of images of its brand-new development space, and it's quite impressive.
Key artwork from Death Stranding and the studio's mascot, Ludens, is prominently displayed.
In an interview with IGN, Kojima said he wanted a space where developers could gather and casually discuss their ideas and progress.
This type of relaxed atmosphere was, according to Kojima, inspired by LittleBigPlanet developer Media Molecule's studio, which he described as feeling like a club.
There are around 100 developers working at Kojima Productions; they're going to need more chairs.
The artwork of actors Mads Mikkelsen and Norman Reedus, who are both in Death Stranding, can be seen in the background.
Kojima said he hired people with experience in a range of disciplines, not just game development. The development staff includes people that have done 3D modelling for movies and also those that can build impressive camera rigs such as the one seen here.
Death Stranding may not be out yet, but it's already winning awards.
Kojima has said that 2001: A Space Odyssey is one of his favourite films of all time and this slick white hallway looks to be inspired somewhat by the movie.