Xbox has officially announced that it’s partnering with Death Stranding studio Kojima Productions on a new game.
The announcement came in the middle of a packed Xbox and Bethesda Showcase over the weekend. While details were slight, Xbox head Phil Spencer introduced Hideo Kojima himself during the broadcast. Kojima-san teased that the game as a “completely new” title, that he apparently always wanted to make.
Kojima would also say that the game would be like “no one has ever experienced or seen before” and will use the power of the cloud. Exactly how though, he wouldn’t disclose. In fact, we didn’t get a title or anything really more than that, and no confirmation if it’s related at all to the horror-based Overdose project rumoured last week. Kojima also says “it may take some time” before we see more, so for now the mystery deepens.
It was previously reported last July that Kojima had signed a ‘letter of intent’ with Xbox, though this is the first confirmation we’ve had of that report. Since then, the studio released Death Stranding Director’s Cut on PlayStation 5. However, it seems this deal won’t have much effect on their current relationship with Sony.
In fact, Kojima Productions put out a short statement following the event to address their relationship with the PlayStation. “After the announcement of our partnership with Microsoft using the cloud technology,” the tweet reads. “Many people have asked us about our collaboration with SIE. Please be assured that we continue to have a very good partnership with PlayStation as well.”
Hopefully, we’ll hear more on Xbox and Hideo Kojima’s partnership and their mysterious new game soon. You can check out Mr Kojima’s appearance at the 1:14:53 mark of the video below.
After the announcement of our partnership with Microsoft using the cloud technology, many people have asked us about our collaboration with SIE. Please be assured that we continue to have a very good partnership with PlayStation® as well.#KojimaProductions https://t.co/mVOELwDuk9
— KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS (Eng) (@KojiPro2015_EN) June 13, 2022