Hideo Kojima turned 58 yesterday (August 24) and pledged that he would continue creating “until my brain loses its creative power”.
“Although my body is failing me, my creativity is not waning yet,” Kojima wrote. “Until my brain loses its creative power, I’ll continue to strive to create things. That’s my instinct, and that’s what I love to do. Thank you.”
Turned 58 years old today, and although my body is failing me, my creativity is not waning yet. Until my brain loses its creative power, I'll continue to strive to create things. That's my instinct, and that's what I love to do. Thank you. pic.twitter.com/rgaPBKeWXq
— HIDEO_KOJIMA (@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN) August 23, 2021
As a bit of trivia, Kojima added that he is the same age as actor Brad Pitt, and a year younger than Tom Cruise (although they do not actually share the same birthday).
It’s likely that Kojima will make an appearance during Gamescom’s Opening Night Live, as host Geoff Keighley has already confirmed that the stream will show extended gameplay footage of Death Stranding: Director’s Cut.
Despite the title, Kojima has said that he’s not a fan of the “Director’s Cut” label, as the new content is newly added to the title, not content that was cut from the original release.
Don't miss this moment.
— Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) August 23, 2021
“I lost track of time and just played it for about four hours,” he tweeted. “I haven’t been into a game this much since Inside.”
A conspiracy theory however has also associated the developer with upcoming game Abandoned, an indie game some believe is secretly a Kojima Productions project. Blue Box Game Studios founder Hasan Kahraman has denied this is the case and confirmed that it is also not the next Silent Hill.