Earlier today Konami posted a press release informing the public that they have just opened a new development studio in Los Angleles. According to the press release the studio is going to be used to develop a plethora of games as well as new Metal Gear Solid games.
Kojima Productions Director Hideo Kojima who recently turned 50 said “As gaming takes the world stage as one of the greatest forms of entertainment, it’s only natural for us to expand our operations across the globe,and since Los Angeles is ground zero for the best studios, facilities and world-class talent, we are leaning on of these local resources to build an incredible team to create gaming experiences that are just as compelling as any film or television show.”
With Konami setting up a studio in North America in a prime location in the gaming industry this may hint at Konami developing new types of games and not just the flagship Metal Gear Solid series.
Here are some more pictures of the studio from Hideo Kojima’s Twitter showing off the new LA studio.