Death Stranding developer Hideo Kojima reportedly working on new Xbox game

Hideo Kojima is an extremely well-known title in gaming. He is been liable for the Metallic Gear franchise and after splitting from Konami in 2015, engaged on Loss of life Stranding in collaboration with Sony and PlayStation. Now, it looks as if he is perhaps engaged on an Xbox title. 

Jeff Grubb at VentureBeat reviews that Microsoft is presently in discussions with Kojima to publish his subsequent sport. Grubb elaborates that he is undecided if this deal has but been signed however that discussions are completely happening.

If so, it looks as if it will be an Xbox International Publishing deal, which means Kojima’s subsequent sport is perhaps unique to Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and PC. It would also almost certainly be a new IP, since Sony and Konami own Death Stranding and Metal Gear Solid, respectively.

Just what could it be?

The timing of this is interesting, as Kojima Productions studio art director Yoji Shinkawa recently hinted that the studio’s next game would be announced in the near future. “Well yeah, I am doing something, for sure, and I could tell you probably that we can announce it quite soon,” he said. 

If this game really is Xbox exclusive, it’ll be interesting to see what genre Kojima Productions is going for, whether it’s survival-horror or building on the social online connection aspects explored in Death Stranding.

Compounding this situation is a conspiracy theory that erupted yesterday with the reveal of the PS5 exclusive survival game Abandoned. People on Twitter and forums like Resetera noted a lack of information about the studio and became convinced it was secretly a Kojima game, to the point the developers at Blue Box Game Studios put out a statement squashing the rumors.