Talks between Kojima and Microsoft at an advanced stage…
Xbox has been busy over the last few years, acquiring various gaming studios, with the most recent purchase of ZeniMaz Media in March. In line with this, Xbox has been expanding its portfolio of Xbox exclusives, with new titles like Starfield and Outer Worlds 2 being released only on Xbox (and PC).
Well, the pattern continues as Hideo Kojima and Microsoft have entered an advanced stage in negotiations regarding a new exclusive from the Metal Gear Solid creator. On Thursday, GamesBeat reported that Microsoft and Kojima had signed a letter of intent stating that they plan to work together on the new title.
The report claims that “the deal is so close that Microsoft has begun preparing for what Kojima will need to make his new game”.
Some had speculated that the upcoming PS5 remake of the game Death Stranding would hamper the deal due to Death Stranding being a PS5 exclusive. However, that does not seem to be the case.
Earlier this month, the Portal and Left 4 Dead designer Kim Swift was appointed senior director of cloud gaming by Xbox Game Studios. Swift most recently worked at Google’s cloud gaming service, Stadia.
Kojima has previously expressed his interest in cloud gaming (i.e. game streaming). It could be possible that this deal is being made with a new format of game in mind. Therefore, it is plausible that Xbox hired Swift to assist in making Kojima’s cloud game a reality.
It will be interesting to see what comes of this partnership. Kojima is a legendary game developer, having created iconic games over the years, the potential is great.
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