Rumor: Hideo Kojima in talks with Microsoft to publish his next game. The company is not fucking around!
Buried in the news today regarding whether or not Abandoned is a Hideo Kojima game (it’s not) is a larger nugget to chew on. Apparently, Microsoft is pushing hard to land a deal to publish Kojima’s next game. Man, that would be a huge fucking get for the Xbox Ecosystem!
Hit the jump for the news, and also the easter-eggy photo that fans think confirms it.
Hideo Kojima confirms Kojima Productions is working on a new game. God only knows its premise, but I’m listening
At this point, Hideo Kojima makes games that I’m more intrigued by than I am excited to play. Which means I’m excited that Hideo Productions is working on a new game, but I’ll probably never play it.
Tencent has snagged away one of the founding members of Kojima Productions. I say, goddamn! The monolith is clearly taking this gaming shit seriously.
Peak Kojima: having an official mascot for his production house. Peakier Kojima: selling said mascot as a fucking $2,000 statue.
Hideo Kojima took to TGS to elaborate about his next title, his first title, with the new Kojima Productions, not to be confused with the old Kojima Productions. The game? Death Stranding. The premise-plot-mechanics?
Of course, of course Kojima Productions will have their own official log sequence. Of course, of course they’d release it before they even have any game content, or even a game engine.
It appears that Kojima Productions continuing to roll out its logo art is actually Kojima Productions continuing to roll out looks at its first game’s main character. At least, that’s my take.
Hideo Kojima, as the title tells ya, isn’t making a new game engine for his next game, the first under his new studio. While there isn’t any denying that the Fox Engine fucking rips, it also took the dude and his squad forever to create. Kojima knows this, and also knows that “forever to create” thing would undermine his other goal: to get his first title out under the Kojima Productions banner more quickly than usual.