Confirming earlier reports that Hideo Kojima has left Konami and started his own game studio – Kojima Productions – Sony have announced that the famed auteur’s first game after leaving Konami will be a new exclusive IP  for PlayStation 4.

Andrew House, President and Global CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. had the following to say of the announcement:

PlayStation(R)’s history is one of game innovation and great new franchises. Hideo Kojima has been a huge part of that history, and we are therefore delighted that he has chosen to bring his brand new project to life in partnership with PlayStation. We look forward to working with him on an exciting new game and warmly welcome him to the PlayStation family.

While Kojima stated of his new partnership with Sony.

I will be taking on a new challenge by establishing my own independent studio, and I am thrilled to be able to embark on this journey with PlayStation, who I have continued to work with all these past years. I cannot wait to deliver, with PlayStation, a game that will become a compelling franchise.

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