Former Konami President, Shinji Hirano, Joins Kojima Productions as President

Talk about throwing more shade at Konami, this year, am I right? Not at the fault of anybody else, of course. Just corporate politics, unfortunately. Questionable corporate politics. With all the hype of Hideo Kojima’s departure from them, it’s no wonder the public didn’t realize that other employees were being mistreated too – until now. Former Konami President, Shinji Hirano, recently left after some rather interesting sequence of events.

Simply taking a look at his LinkedIn profile – Hirano’s position started up at the very top. That is, until he was continually demoted and his title became one as simple as “Corporate Officer” in the sales department.

Given the status of Kojima’s relationship with Konami the past couple years, it is not surprising. He couldn’t have been the only one. Fortunately for gamers worldwide, the separation did lead to the creation of Kojima Productions. At this point, I think it’s safe to say that we are glad for it. With Hirano’s new position as President at Kojima Productions, they were obviously in good relations. Possibly, they empathized how they were treated by their former employer. All that is known, for now, is that Hirano was appointed as President by the man himself for good reason.

It’s a good time as any to join this very young company. Death Stranding is in the works, with the Decima engine chugging along to create the visuals. No word yet as to when it is supposed to release.

What are your thoughts on Hirano-san’s newly appointed position as President of Kojima Productions? Are you looking forward to what his leadership might bring to the company? As always, let us know your thoughts in the comments section down below, we would love to hear from you!

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Hoi is an elusive figure at DFTG, whose favorite past-times include chillin' in the Fade, reading manga, watching anime, collecting novelty items, and gaming.


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