Splinter Cell director says Hideo Kojima’s auteur status is well-deserved as ‘the result speaks for itself’

Hideo Kojima is one of the most recognizable names in gaming. The director of Metal Gear Solid and Death Stranding 2 is not only one of the first to stand out in all the marketing campaigns for his games, but he has also collaborated with Hollywood celebrities over the years, most notably with his upcoming horror film (?).

Francois Coulon, the director behind the original 2002 Splinter Cell, argues that Hideo Kojima’s auteur status, which borders on celebrity, is well-deserved. “It’s hard for me to measure the impact of Mr. Kojima alone versus Kojima and his team, but honestly, it’s not important,” Coulon said in the most recent issue of Retro Gamer magazine. “A creative leader in this industry is someone who can communicate his vision to other team members so they can bring something to the creative table as well. I don’t know how Mr. Kojima manages his teams, but the results speak for themselves.”

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