THX pm3 Certified Kojima Productions studio

New THX® pm3 Certified Studio Empowers High-Fidelity Audio Kojima Game Development

Tokyo, Japan, June 13th, 2024 – KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS, world-renowned creator of games such as Death Stranding, today announced the successful completion of THX® pm3 Certification for its sound production studio. This gold seal of approval of audio performance from THX Ltd., a world-class high-fidelity certification and technology company, promises flawless sound production that will take the sound design of future games from the studio to the next level.

“At KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS we are enthusiastic about delivering the highest quality games to players,” said Jay Boor, Senior Director of Marketing at KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS. “THX is the leading global standard for sound design in cinema and we are pleased to have passed their rigorous game studio certification empowering our future games to offer the best-in-class optimized audio experiences.”

“We are honoured to have been certified under the THX pm3 certification program after an in-depth acoustic technical testing process in accordance with THX’s accreditation criteria,” said Hiroyuki Nakayama, Technical Sound Designer at KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS. “We would like to thank Steve from THX and many others for their support in obtaining the certification. Mixing and monitoring in a THX pm3 certified studio was a great source of new acoustic ideas. Please stay tuned for the sound from the KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS certified THX pm3 studio.”

“THX sets the bar high for audio production and we are pleased that after extensive onsite testing and calibration, the KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS studio has achieved THX Certification,” said Steven P. Martz, Vice President of Global Technology Partnerships, THX Ltd. “KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS’ devotion to gaming excellence is verified by their efforts to develop superior audio quality in their games through designing and working in a world-class sound studio.”

The studio is where games come to life. THX is essential during this phase, making sure every subtle audio detail is created and is maintained intact throughout production. The THX pm3 Certification for this gaming studio ensures reliable, translatable, and superior performance in professional multi-channel mixing, critical review, and monitoring studio. This includes designing the layout of studio equipment such as speaker placement and geometry of the space, specifying the acoustic targets, and providing optimum listening angles. All of this works together to ensure the highest audio performance can be achieved in the final design of a KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS game.

Check out our QA with THX to get a behind-the-scenes insight into the THX Certification process https://www.kojimaproductions.jp/en/thx-certification_interview#m-scroll-target.

For further information about THX Certification, please visit: https://www.thx.com/certification/.


Hideo Kojima is a world-renowned game creator and auteur known for pushing the boundaries of the video game medium. Widely considered the father of the stealth genre, he is also credited with innovating both story-telling and cinematic presentation in video games at large. On December 16th, 2015, Hideo Kojima established his own studio called KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS, under the banner of “From Sapiens to Ludens”. The studio will be celebrating its 8-Year Anniversary this year. On November 8th, 2019, the studio released its first title, DEATH STRANDING, starring Norman Reedus, Mads Mikkelsen, and Léa Seydoux, for PlayStation® 4. Since its release, DEATH STRANDING has launched on PC and received numerous game awards and achieved worldwide acclaim. In 2020, Hideo Kojima received the BAFTA Fellowship, the highest accolade bestowed by BAFTA upon an individual in recognition of exceptional contribution to film, games, or television. On December 7th, 2023, in partnership with XBOX GAME STUDIOS, the studio officially announced OD, an experience that will explore the concept of testing your fear threshold – while blurring the boundaries of gaming and film.

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