“When working in big companies, especially Japanese companies, every little thing has to be approved beforehand, and you need paperwork to do anything,” says ex-Konami employee Hideo Kojima in a new interview with The New Yorker. “Now that I’m independent, I can do what I want with much more speed. I don’t need to invest time in unnecessary presentations. I shoulder the risk.”



I’ve programmed a desirable change than may benefit the game and before I can implement this change into the build, I must ask for permission before doing so. On paper. Every. Single. Time.


Have they heard of version control? You can just revert your changes if they end up breaking the build. No biggie, and keeps everyone working at a desired pace. I can’t believe I’m hearing this...