Two words: Hideo Kojima. Long-term Kojima fans know him mostly for the Metal Gear Solid series. However, things are looking quite different for his future career in game design. You just may want to strap in, because it’s going to get quite interesting. It seems Microsoft is collaborating with the Japanese game developer for a new Xbox game!
First, let’s explain the background of this story. Back in April the rumor mill told us that Sony passed on Kojima’s game before the talks with Microsoft. From what we understand, Kojima and Microsoft are now very close to a deal. A deal with Kojima makes sense; If you have been following along, you know that the company has been a powerhouse lately. First was its recent acquisition of Bethesda Game Studios. Microsoft even recently showed off its Xbox game library at the E3 Expo last month.
Hideo Kojima, Microsoft close to deal for new Xbox Game
The ongoing discussions between both parties have reportedly been going on for months. Microsoft is assisting in finalizing Kojima’s next game and providing the developer with the material he needs to complete it. As of right now the game’s subject remains unknown. Kojima Productions, it’s worth noting, is still in the early stages of development. Not with standing, both parties and their lawyers have confirmed that the two sides are near completion of the deal. Xbox next-gen console technology will certainly help give Kojima all the creative freedom he needs.
For now (according to VentureBeat) it seems Kojima is still focusing on his Death Stranding: Director’s Cut with Sony. Time will only tell what Xbox and Kojima are cooking up behind the scenes. One thing is certain: Kojima would hugely benefit from Xbox’s Gamepass in terms of delivery of, and exposure for his next game. There are few others in the gaming industry that are as well-respected as Kojima. His success is sure to follow him to Microsoft.
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