A man of Hideo Kojima’s standing could have gone anywhere and partnered with anyone in the gaming industry following his departure from Konami. He chose Sony. Why?

Well, IGN sat down with Kojima and asked him that exact question. What they got in return was a lengthy response, featured in the video at the head of this post. The short answer? Sony’s a global brand, Kojima’s familiar with them and they work together well.

He basically says, “they, like, get me, man.”

Hey, if Sony’s willing to help Kojima Productions push out a massive new IP with what will assuredly be an epic budget, I’m all for it. Kojima makes wonderful games, and I’m curious to see what he’ll produce without Konami behind him.