“You’re leaving the world you know, and entering somewhere completely different.” Those were the words spoken to us as we entered Kojima Productions’ brand-new and incredibly-impressive studio space in the Shinagawa ward of Tokyo. Mere blocks away from Sony’s Japan Studio, Kojima Productions is one of the strangest-but-fitting studios I’ve ever visited, and taking a tour of the space and speaking with the team has me even more excited for Death Stranding.
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The office starts normal enough, with a small room that houses a spartan trophy case, including a pair of E3 2016 IGN awards. But upon tapping your employee ID badge on a futuristic-looking podium, a wall opened up, revealing a sight that I’ve never seen before in the dozens of games studios I’ve visited. As Hideo Kojima himself told us, “I want to make something no one has ever seen before, to take them to a place they have never been, to teach them something new.”