The new game of Hideo Kojima will be an Xbox exclusive, according to Jeff Grubb of VentureBeat, a source very close to the developer.
Hideo Kojima to publish an Xbox Exclusive Game
The Japanese author, Hideo Kojima, would in fact in talks with Microsoft to build an exclusive AAA Xbox exclusive game. Grubb himself claimed that the Kojima Productions statue, spotted on Phil Spencer’s shelf earlier this year, was a reference to these talks.
I cannot confirm if Xbox closed the deal yet, but my understanding is that Kojima is the focus of a Microsoft plan to leverage Japanese talent.
Grubb goes on to say that he can’t confirm whether the deal is already closed, but his impression is that Kojima is at the heart of Microsoft’s plan to harness Japanese talent. Japan is a country where Xbox has always struggled, and Kojima could be a big step in this direction to bring in its stable, so as to greatly expand the range of users of Xbox Series X/S.
This is only a rumor for now, but it may have some truth to it. With Kojima Productions launching Death Stranding at Sony, it seems likely that he would try to do the same for Xbox, so as to reach a wide range of the market.
The new game by the Japanese author is not Abandoned, the horror title for PlayStation 5 presented in the last few days, which should have nothing to do with Kojima Productions. The team is practically a rookie and there are no social channels or a company website, so it should be a project in its own right.
So we just have to wait for official confirmation from the creator or the Redmond company itself. Our advice is to follow him on social media, Hideo Kojima continues to leave clues about his future, and perhaps his next Xbox game.