“Hello everyone – I am back!”
You can say one thing about Hideo Kojima: he certainly knows how to make an entrance. The superstar developer strode out onto Sony’s E3 stage like a rock star – and was greeted by the sort of welcome usually reserved for returning war heroes.
Which, in a sense, he is. The unheralded, unexpected appearance midway through the platform holder’s press conference marked the end of Kojima’s post-Konami exile and his first major public engagement since his newly-formed Kojima Productions studio joined forces with Sony. Kojima has never been one to recoil from the glare of the spotlight, of course, but you sense there was more to this than mere indulgence or grandstanding.