Hideo Kojima is a Vide Game director, designer, writer, and producer. He is an artist that creates a game, writes stories for them, and offers the best gaming experience to you. He was hired by ‘Konani’ in the year 1986, and he designed the popular game ‘Metal Gear’ for the company. It is one of his most popular and successful works. He also created the Metal Gear Solid in the year 1998 for the PlayStation, which brought him into the limelight and made him a highly reputed video game designer. In the year 2005, he started his own production company, Kojima Productions, and got the post of Vice President in the Konami Digital Entertainment in 2011. He is the most followed video game director on social media, and he also got two Guinness World Records for it.
Hideo was born in Setagaya, Tokyo, on 24th August 1963. He has two elder siblings, and his father worked as a pharmacist. He used to travel a lot for business and meet several doctors, so he named Kojima after the common name of most of the doctors he met. Hideo moved to Osaka when he was four years old, and it was a sudden change that made him stay indoors watching television. His family has a tradition of watching a movie together every night. He started filming when one of his friends brought a camera to the school. When he entered his teenage, his family moved to Kawanishi, Hyogo and his father also died. It has a huge impact on Hideo, and he joined a University, and there is decided to build a career in the Video Game Industry.
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In the initial stage of his career, no one supported him when he said that he wants to become a video game developer. He used to tell people that he works for a financial firm as there was no word for a video game designer in the Japanese language. ‘Penguin Adventure’ was the first video game that he worked on as an assistant director. It was a huge success that lasted for over 30 years. After that, he started working on a game titled; ‘Lost World’, but the idea was dropped as it was too complex.
In the year 1987, Kojima got an opportunity to handle the project ‘Metal Gear’ as a senior associate. He made several changes to the game and made it more focused on the prisoner escaping instead of fighting. He took inspiration from ‘The Great Escape’ and used that to improve the gameplay of ‘Metal Gear.’ ‘Death Stranding’ was the first game has created as an independent studio, and it was released exclusively on PlayStation 4.
Hideo Kojima never shared anything about his personal life, which is why there is minimum information available about it. He has one brother, and his father expired when he was 13 years old. His mother died in the year 2017. He is married and has at least one son.
Hideo is considered to be one of the best video game designers, and his net worth is a whopping $30 million.