Following his falling out with Metal Gear Solid and Silent Hill publisher Konami, Hideo Kojima has been slowly building toward something with the new Kojima Productions. While the initial announcement of his studio brought with it a minimalist logo, Kojima today gave his followers a look at a 3D model named Ludens that the logo is modeled after.
In a series of three tweets, Kojima spelled out what Ludens, a Latin participle of the root word “ludo,” which translates in English to “play,” means to the team. “Ludens, the icon of Kojima Productions,” he tweeted alongside the full picture posted below. “We’ll deliver THE NEW PLAY in THE NEW FUTURE with the cutting-edge equipment, technology, & the frontier spirit. The gear he’s wearing is the extra-vehicular activity(EVA) creative suit.”
For comparison’s sake, here’s the Kojima Productions logo.
Kojima Productions is currently working on a project for PlayStation 4 in partnership with Sony as announced last year.
While this doesn’t tell us much about the work Kojima is doing with his new studio, it is cool to see a potential art style that the team is working with.
This story was originally posted at 01:17 PM on May 17, 2016.