Sony: restricting Kojima’s creative vision “probably not a wise thing to do”

By Matt Martin, Thursday, 16 June 2016 09:26 GMT

Enigmatic Death Stranding has the support of Sony’s money men.

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Sony: restricting Kojima’s creative vision “probably not a wise thing to do”

Sony has told VG247 that it doesn’t want to hold back Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima’s creative vision on his new project, Death Stranding.

In an exclusive interview published today, Sony’s Euro boss Jim Ryan said that although the PlayStation business must be accountable to the executives in suits, it has no desire to hold back the “free spirit” of the acclaimed games auteur.

“If you try to place too many constraints on a free spirit like that it’s probably not a wise thing to do,” said Ryan.

“But equally, clearly, with something like that there’s a significant investment on the part of Sony, and all of us who make those sort of decisions around that sort of investment are ultimately accountable to Sony shareholders. It’s a balance between allowing the creativity to flourish and recognising that we’re part of a business,” he added.

The jaw-dropping reveal of Death Stranding was one of the highlights of Sony’s E3 press conference, as Kojima took to the stage to reveal a first look at the game he’s been working on since leaving Konami and setting up a new studio with the help of Sony.

Featuring Walking Dead actor Norman Reedus, the visually stunning, enigmatic teaser has set fans into overdrive about the new PS4 game, its themes and inspirations.

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