It’s official. Xbox Game Studios is partnering with Kojima Productions for the developer’s next big game.
Featured by Xbox Head Phil Spencer at the Xbox and Bethesda Showcase, Game Director Hideo Kojima delivered a remarkably short video, pretty much just confirming that he and his team will be working with Xbox Game Studios to bring their next project to the Xbox Series. X and Xbox Series S.
Unfortunately, little else is known about the upcoming game from the creator of Death Stranding and Metal Gear Solid. Kojima is clearly keeping his cards to his chest, not even revealing a name for the project, let alone gameplay or a CGI teaser.
Still, as Xbox and Bethesda Showcase’s focus was on revealing titles over the next 12 months, we can only hope to get details on Kojima’s new project sooner rather than later.
Thankfully, the new game from Kojima Productions will also be coming to Xbox Game Pass on day one, as has been a theme for reveals from the last two Xbox and Bethesda screenings.
Kojima’s most ambitious project yet?
There’s not much to say about Kojima’s teaser. But he seems excited about the project, saying:
“I’ve looked forward to the day when I could finally start creating it. With Microsoft’s cutting-edge cloud technology and changing industry trends, it’s now possible to challenge myself to do this never-before-seen concept.”
The emphasis on cloud technology is interesting as this isn’t the first time Kojima Productions has experimented with the feature. Back in the day, the team developed a feature called ‘transfarring’, which was essentially just fancy nomenclature for sharing save files between multiple PlayStation consoles.
Transfarring originally appeared in the Metal Gear Solid HD collection, but it seems that with advances in cloud-based technology since then, Kojima, characteristically, probably has something pretty ambitious planned in this regard.