Hideo Kojima is set to be inducted into the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame during the 19th D.I.C.E. Awards Ceremony next month, and the person who will be doing the honors is none other than Guillermo Del Toro. For those who don’t remember, Kojima and Del Toro were previously working on Silent Hills for Konami before the company canned the project and severed their ties with Kojima. The fact that the two have remained friends following the split has kept many fans hopes alive regarding Silent Hills, though considering Konami still owns the rights to the series there is very little chance of that ever happening.
Kojima is set to be the 21st person to be inducted into the AIAS, and here’s what the president of AIAS Martin Rae had to say about his induction: “Hideo Kojima’s career-defining works have shaped much of how the video game industry approaches cinematic storytelling and player engagement,” said Martin Rae, president of AIAS. “As one of the most well-loved and well-respected designers of our time, it is a great honor for the Academy to induct him into our Hall of Fame. Hideo is a game creator whose eyes have always looked towards the future, and we look forward to his thoughts on the D.I.C.E. Summit stage.”
Kojima recently revealed that he has formed his own gaming company that will be making a game that is console exclusive to PlayStation 4, though the game will also be coming to PC. The company, simply called Kojima Productions as it was under Konami, is planning on creating gaming experiences that are even more wild now that they are able to call all of the shots. There has been no more information regarding what this in-development game is all about, though considering that the game is in the very early stages of development it will more than likely be a while before we get some concrete details.