Japanese games firm Kojima Productions has opened a brand new division focused on music, TV and film.
As reported by GamesIndustry.biz, this venture will be based in Los Angeles and headed up by 28-year PlayStation vet Riley Russell. It will be bringing the studio's IP into entertainment sectors outside of video games.
"The new division will be tasked with working with creative and talented professionals in television, music and film, as well as the more familiar games industry," says Russell.
"The team has as its charter, the goal of expanding the reach and awareness of the properties now under development at Kojima Productions, and to make them even more a part of our popular culture. Although we are a global organization, the new business development team will be centred in Los Angeles, CA. We are truly excited and looking forward to working with the very best entertainment talent we can, across all of the entertainment industries."
Kojima Productions biz dev manager Yoshiko Fukuda added: "Finding new ways to entertain, engage and offer value to our fans is essential in a fast-moving, ever-changing storytelling world. Our new division will take the studio into even more areas that present our creative narratives beyond video games and to open up ways for our fans to communicate and immerse themselves in these spaces."
Kojima Productions' debut title Death Stranding launched back in 2019 for PlayStation 4. It came to PC the following year and to date has sold north of five million copies.