Game creator Hideo Kojima took the stage (virtually) to confirm that Kojima Productions is working on a "completely new game" with Xbox Game Studios!
Finally making that kinect game he promised years ago
Something about using the cloud. I'm not a fan on it's face but Kojima is a visionary so I'm sure he will work it out.
Can’t wait to see it in 4-5 years. Just in time for next next gen to get going.
More likely his horror game, now called Overdose, starring Margaret Qualley as the main character.
People who mocked Phil´s travels to Japan are having a hard time accepting that Kojima is working on an exclusive game and all of the 3 Persona games coming to Xbox.
I don't want American companies to be successful in Japan.
I'm not sure it's a horror game. I'm not even sure it's a game in the traditional sense. Also you said it was exclusive. I don't think you are right. Let's keep this open as a gentlemen's bet. Let's see which one of us is better at interpreting PR. No drama!
Hmm. I don't know why a horror game would need cloud computing, but you can certainly do a lot with the tech. I guess you never really know.
Wtf kind of comment is that? Japanese companies are successful all around the world so why shouldn't foreign companies be successful in Japan?
Man busy enjoy. What's the difference between them hating and you celebrating? I for one am glad more gamers will get to play persona series
We have to grow out of this console war mindset and enjoy the games
I guess the petition to stop this didn't work. Lol
Maybe Xbox made him a really good offer, idk, but ... Kojima likely would have asked Jim Ryan first for funding first given his relationship with Sony. Maybe it's to do with MS's cloud infrastructure?
I'm probably going to have to get an Xbox for this at some point (unless it's bad). They're rumoured to have greenlit Death Stranding 2 ... so why not this?
That's a bit much isn't it? Literally nothing is known about the game lol.
I'm just venting a bit, tbh. MGS1 was the first game I ever bought as a kid with a second-hand PS1, and I've always liked Kojima's games.
If it's a good game, I will play it somehow ... and I don't like gaming on PC. I haven't seen any of the rest of MS's conference - I'm in no rush to buy an Xbox and I'm vocal about my issues with MS.
I just having a gut feeling that this was avoidable. Sony may have been disinterested in funding a completely new IP with another weird concept because Death Stranding didn't meet their sales expectations.
Resistance 3 also didn't meet their sales expectations, and then MS managed to get Insomniac to make Sunset Overdrive (Sony probably could have funded that game). After that, Sony secured their relationship with Insomniac, and the rest is history.
Rejected the game?
He made Death Stranding for Sony, and that game...well, lets put it this way if Sony can support Kojima with that then I don't think they'd reject something else from him.
Basically Microsofts wallet is bigger.
Wait xb can reject marvel and kotor but Sony can't reject a game concept?
OK pal, as for a bigger wallet that's true and why I always find it incredible how xb makes mediocre titles
I think he is work with Microsoft to bring this to the cloud but I doubt it is going to be Xbox exclusive. They would have said that.
They've pretty much confirmed Death Stranding 2 already so it can't be that. The rumor of Kojima working with Xbox is years old now and has always been known to be a cloud based game. No surprise here.
@Eonjay It’s a partnership with Xbox Game Studios - it’ll be PC and Xbox only.
That like saying Sony rejected itself when it went to Microsoft for it's cloud infrastructure.
Well, I doubt they rejected it because you are correct in saying Sony doesn't have the infrastructure. At least based on what was said it'll be using MS Azure Cloud somehow.
Kojima said he's using Microsoft's cloud tech. If you want to make a new type of game using cloud computing Xbox is pretty much the way to go. Their cloud infrastructure is really advanced and already has tools available for gaming.
Why would he ask permission from Sony? His studio is completely independant
Here's an interesting point.
They never mentioned his game would be exclusive.
Everything Xbox does releases on PC, why waste money on a console for one game?
"I don't like gaming on PC" plug the controller in, plug the PC into your TV, and boom, you don't even know the difference aside from your multiplayer suddenly becoming free
He literally says it in the video. It's a cloud based game. Sony doesn't have a dedicated cloud infrastructure.
(in fact they're using Microsoft's for their own projects lol)
And some speculate that it was meant to be a Stadia game at first,
But then Google pretty much abandoned Stadia and their gaming plans, so Microsoft picked it up along with the leading Stadia game designer ,Kim Swift, She was supposed to work with Kojima on the cloud game for Google.
But now they're both at Microsoft.
Sony wasn't even part of the conversation because they can't provide him with what he needed for this game.
I'm still skeptical about a cloud game 🤔
Probably not a "cloud game" but using cloud tech, like an online constant persistent world etc
Hopefully it's not like Death Stranding which was average at best imo
Death Stranding was fantastic.
@CaptainHenry916 average? You don't like good game when you see one then, there lot of gamers out there replaying this game multiple of times.
I think it would be similar to DS only in that it would likely feature a more advanced version of "strands". So some sort of asynchronous interactivity between players. That's probably why he's using Azure and working with Xbox. Gameplay will in all likelihood be entirely different.
After all the talk, it's official, seriously big news right here, love him or hate him, he does unique things, which I would rather have than any copy-pasted game of these days
Hasn't this happened before? Kojima announced a partnership with MS?
If so, did anything come of it?
I wondered that myself. I swear this is deja vu
He has been at several of their game shows
Final Fantasy was coming to 360 and Metal Gear Rising was announced on 360.
They signed a letter of intent for a future partnership and project. This announcement makes that partnership official. We've known about this for a long time though, it was leaked that they were building a new exclusive together.
Yes, it was for Metal gear rising at the time: https://www.youtube.com/wat...
No name? No word on what the game MIGHT be about? This felt like a last minute thing to add excitement to kind of a meh showing.
That’s the power of Kojima. Announcing him alone is already enough to hype people and to know the game will be great.
That one minute did overshadow 90% of of the show, so I agree with you there.
Yes - and again that’s the power of Kojima. He overshadows huge announces like Persona and lots of Starfield.
Actually, he's part of the 10% with Persona and Starfield that was actually worth mentioning.
And that’s fine - with such a broad audience of gamers of course 100% of content will not appeal to people.
I wish you had that kind of open mind and consideration for other gaming showcases.
Death Stranding is a “cloud game” too.
Death Stranding is a walking simulator
Only if you’ve played 5 minutes
Kojima made it clear that he did not want his studio to be acquired by anyone. He has exclusive content with Sony and now with MS. I don’t see any issue here.
This was rumored and hinted last year. The logo was in Phil's desk. A certain group of ppl said it wasn't real. Well, here are. Kojima, just Like any contractor goes where the money is. It's not so much about Favoritism but about resources and funds, as well as exposure.
He's working with Sony and now MS.
It’s ok he’s testing the water we all know that unless it’s a pew pew broom broom game it’s not going to sale on Xbox and will appear a year or so later on PS🤷🏿 Anyways I can’t wait for more info on that game as I didn’t get attracted to his last one, maybe this will be the”controversial game” he talked years ago 🤣
So the rumors were correct. This is huge and I’m excited to see more of what Kojima can do without the shackles of Konami.
This also killed any rumors of KJP having been quietly acquired.
Pretty old announcement, Hideo is my favorite, but they've done this song and dance before.
That’s the same game though. That article is from 2021 which is from around when we’ve been hearing the Kojima Xbox rumors.
Today is the first time we’ve heard about it officially.
I've been telling people for ages that we already knew Kojima and Xbox were making an exclusive together and everybody just disagreed and said he'd never work with them. Just the other day someone said Kojima wouldn't work with Xbox because he loves the DualSense too much. I mean you can't make this shit up, people are delusional.
You don't sign a letter of intent with a company you have no intention of working with. Especially when that company has the cloud tech you need to build your new project.
Remember to buy the game no GP 💩 if you guys want kojima to work again with Xbox as you guys said above he’s a contractor and go where the money is and if he don’t make it on Xbox he’ll go somewhere else (maybe Nintendo 😂 )
I’m pretty sure Microsoft are paying him for the game… he isn’t working for free.
If he wasn’t being paid he would’ve gone to Sony instead, who would’ve been happy to fund his work.
Every GP dev gets paid.
Playing games in GamePass till supports the Devs. There are tons of interviews with devsexplaining that.
While I doubt KJP has been acquired, and I've not heard any rumours around that other than wishful thinking; depending on when the deal was done, he could still make an Xbox game while being owned by Sony, like Deathloop and Ghostwire.
In 2 minutes M$ managed to steal Kojima and the persona series lol
Why didn't they acquire Kojima Productions? That would have been interesting
Would you like walking simulators then?
Kojima doesn't only make walking simulators
Kojima is making his chips by making exclusives for Sony & MS.
This^ * 100
He’ll just stay independent and keep making bank off of Sony and MS who are more than willing to throw money at him.
A Cloud Game? hmmmm maybe he can pull it off.
See you in 2025 I guess
I think it's even further away, but whatever it is, I'll buy it.
Can't wait to see what absolute nonsense he'll bring to Xbox