IGN editorial staff came together and posted an article with ways to support Palestine, earlier this week. The article originally went up on May 15th and was taken down without IGN’s editorial staff’s permission on May 16th. A public statement from IGN was not given until the early morning hours of May 17th. The content was removed because it was, “not in-line with our intent of trying to show support for all people impacted by tragic events. By highlighting only on population, the post mistakenly left the impression that we were politically aligned with one side.”
This enraged IGN’s editorial staff and they responded with an open letter over on Medium.
Kojima explained his reasoning in a recent exclusive interview with IGN. It all boils down to familiarity. “We know each other well,” he says. “I feel like this is an environment where I will be able to make something and feel comfortable.” Considering what he went through at Konami, I’m sure really appreciates that feeling.
Hideo Kojima has developed a strong bond with Sony for over a decade now. He even mentions the trust he has developed with Sony over the years and how they have helped him with his global recognition. “With Sony PlayStation, they make their content globally. It’s thanks to Sony that I was able to make a splash in the global market.”
Check out the interview below to hear Kojima speak on it himself.
Kojima officially left Konami this past Wednesday. His new company, Kojima Productions, is already underway and he has confirmed that he is working on a new exclusive project for the PlayStation 4 and PC.
IGN First’s game of the month is No Man’s Sky and they recently got to sit with the creator, Sean Murray, to give a more in dept look of the game. Some of the highlights include animal discovery and being able to name the animals what ever you want, mining, and also weapon upgrades. We also get to see the seamless transition from planet to space and vise-versa. Sean Murray even tells us what the main objective of the game is for players, but I wont spoil that. Watch the video for yourself to find out.
Prepare to have your mind blown.
There is still no word on when No Man’s Sky will grace the PC and PS4 just yet, but hopefully this year.