Legendary Hideo Kojima is in talks with Xbox to launch his next game exclusively on the Microsoft products and for PC. According to website report Venture Beat, the agreement with the creator of games like 'Metal Gear' and 'Death Stranding'would be a way to “leverage Japanese talent”, in addition to expanding the audience in the country.
Rumors of a partnership between Kojima and Xbox started earlier this year, after the head of the brandPhil Spencer appeared in a broadcast “giving tips” about future projects. The executive is known for hiding teasers in the back of his office and fans were anxious to notice a statue of Ludens, the mascot of Kojima Productions, on a shelf.
The well-known journalist Jeff Grub, from Venture Beat, was the one who leaked the information of the novelty. He further confirmed that Kojima is not behind the next game of survival horror da Blue Box Games for PlayStation 5 (PS5), 'Abandoned', which many fans believed to be a title produced by the Japanese director. However, neither Microsoft nor Kojima Productions confirmed the partnership yet.
After finishing his work at Konami, where he was recognized and acclaimed for the creation of the 'Metal Gear' franchise, Kojima joined the Sony for the release of 'Death Stranding' in 2019, but the creator's studio is independent and has not signed an exclusive agreement. Even nine months later, he managed to lift the PlayStation monopoly on the title and publish it on the PC as well.
According to those who work with the legendary creator of games, he is expected to announce his next game soon. In fact, Microsoft is one of the brands that will be present in the E3 games fair in June, in addition to having other events of games scheduled for the North American summer, so the expectation of an announcement of the partnership “Hideo Kojima Xbox” grows even more.
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