Hideo Kojima to Work with Xbox on Next Project, Confirms He Still Has a Good Partnership with PlayStation

Hideo Kojima is developing a new game in partnership with Xbox Game Studios, but that doesn’t mean he can’t still make games with PlayStation.

The legendary game director and designer appeared briefly at the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase to confirm that he is indeed working with the console manufacturer on a new title. According to him, the title will utilize Microsoft’s ‘cutting-edge cloud technology.’ The game was rumored to have been pitched first to Google as a Stadia exclusive, but was ultimately rejected with Stadia undergoing a total overhaul internally and Google shuttering it’s game studio initiative.

The announcement that Hideo Kojima would team up with Xbox hasn’t sat well with some PlayStation fans, with some even starting petitions. Kojima Productions has since released a statement confirming they still have a ‘good partnership with PlayStation.’

While Kojima is synonymous with PlayStation due to developing quite a few exclusives over the years, this isn’t his first foray into Xbox territory. Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain were all released on Xbox platforms. Former PlayStation exclusives Metal Gear Solid 3 and Peace Walker were ported to Xbox as part of an HD remaster.

As Kojima Productions tweeted, the studio is independent and free to pursue partnerships with anyone. The studio is currently believed to have two other titles in development. One is Overdose, a horror game leaked by industry insider Tom Henderson. The other is believed to be a sequel to Death Stranding, which lead actor Norman Reedus appeared to have accidentally leaked. Kojima Productions attempted to have Henderson’s article taken down, something he has refused to do. Meanwhile, Kojima playfully telling Reedus to go the ‘private room’ rest area in Death Stranding.

We’ll keep you updated should Kojima Productions make any announcements regarding this new Xbox game, Overdose, or a sequel to Death Stranding.