Hideo Kojima has announced that he will be collaborating with NASA and no, we’re not kidding. Hideo Kojima is one of the most influential names in the gaming industry. He has worked closely with some of the biggest actors out there, earned the respect of great directors like Guillermo del Toro, and paved the way for the industry with some of the most innovative games. He’s also a bit eccentric, so to speak, and he’s made no secret of this with his games. He has some very strange concepts and is a bit of a weirdo.
As such, he gets a somewhat unique collaboration. Hideo Kojima is known for partnering with some of the most creative minds and brands across the industry, hence the talent he has drawn to his projects. Doritos, Monster Energy, Norman Reedus, all cut from the same fabric, of course. His most recent collaboration was with some of the most creative and intelligent people in the world: NASA. Yes, Hideo Kojima works for NASA, but not because he’s going to space or doing a game in space. It’s for wristwatch and more Goods from Anicorn, a company that worked with NASA on other watches. Hideo Kojima and the space agency are teaming up for a line called Space Ludens, named after Kojima Productions’ mascot of the astronaut, Ludens. The watch has a design similar to that of Ludens itself with a gray/golden color scheme, metallic accents and very distinctive notches. Only 600 of them will be made and 100 of them will come with the Ludens Mask (which also looks like Die Hardman from death strand). As of now, no pricing has been announced, but orders will open on September 27.
As of now, Kojima Productions is teasing her next project that appears to feature actress Elle Fanning. It’s unclear if it’s for the recently announced Xbox game or if it’s dedicated Death Stranding 2. It might also be something completely new, but it’s a complete mystery for now.
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