Hideo Kojima

From Sapiens to Ludens
We are Homo Ludens (Those who Play).

From the moment we enter this world,
We instinctively invent ways to have "fun",
and share our inventions with those around us.
We are not asked to do this,
nor do we need reasons to create.
It is simply who we are.

We find one another and compete with one another.
We laugh together and cry together: all while playing together.
Our experiences bind us and liberate us.
To share our most valuable experiences,
we create stories, invent tools, and evolve the art of play.
Play has been our ally since the dawn of civilization.

"Playing" is not simply a pastime,
it is the primordial basis of imagination and creation.
Truth be told, Homo Ludens (Those who Play) are
simultaneously Homo Faber (Those who Create).

Even if the Earth were stripped
of life and reduced to a barren wasteland, our imagination and desire
to create would persevere beyond survival,
it would provide hope that flowers may one day bloom again.
Through the invention of play, our new evolution awaits.

We are Homo Ludens. We are those who play.

Hideo Kojima

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December 2015

KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS was officially established as an independent studio.

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December 2015

SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT announced a signed agreement with KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS to produce the studio's first title for PlayStation®4 (PS4®) as an exclusive title for the home entertainment system.

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July 2016

Ludens, the official KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS mascot, CG was revealed

Kojima Productions are hiring
March 2016

KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS moved to new office in Shinagawa, Tokyo

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June 2016

KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS officially announced its first developed title, “DEATH STRANDING” at E3 conference

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December 2017

The new "DEATH STRANDING" teaser video was released at The Game Awards.

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May 2019

KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS announced DEATH STRANDING would launch on PlayStation®4 (PS4®) on November 8, 2019.

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October 2019

"DEATH STRANDING WORLD STRAND TOUR 2019" began, starting in Paris, France.

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December 2019

KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS won three awards at The Game Awards 2019, held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, USA.

Kojima Productions wins three awards at the game awards 2019
March 2020

Hideo Kojima was awarded the Fellowship Award by British Academy Film Awards

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Hideo wins a BAFTA
July 2020

"DEATH STRANDING" launched on PC.

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December 2020

KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS celebrated its five-year anniversary as an independent game development studio.

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March 2021

KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS announced “DEATH STRANDING" had sold over 5 million copies on PC and PS4® as of March 2021.

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Death Stranding Sells 5 Million copies
June 2021

“DEATH STRANDING DIRECTOR’S CUT” was officially announced for PS5®,

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September 2021


Death Stranding Game Play Image in PS5
January 2022

"DEATH STRANDING DIRECTOR’S CUT" announced it was coming to PC on March 30th.

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Death Stranding Director's Cut on PC Announcement
March 2022

Hideo Kojima Receives the Minister of Education Award for Fine Arts from the government of Japan.

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March 2022


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November 2022

DEATH STRANDING has connected with over 10 million Porters worldwide across PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and PC.

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December 2022

KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS officially announces DEATH STRANDING 2 for PlayStation®5

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