Hideo Kojima is reportedly in talks with Xbox to publish his next game.
According to a report from Venturebeat, Death Stranding and Metal Gear Solid developer are “in talks with Microsoft to release their next game, according to a source familiar with the matter.” The report also suggests that the potential deal has already been in place for several weeks, saying that Xbox boss Phil Spencer deliberately contained a statue of mascot Kojima Productions in the background of a recent stream as a hint at the partnership.
It is not known if the deal has been signed yet, but Venturebeat also suggests that “Kojima is the focus of a Microsoft plan to leverage Japanese talent.”
Without official announcement from either Microsoft or Kojima Productions, it is worth remembering that even if these talks took place, there is no guarantee that an agreement will be reached. It’s also important to note that Death Stranding, Kojima’s first game with its new studio, was an exclusive PlayStation launch. That said, the studio confirmed it worked on a new game in october last year, with something suggestions that point to an announcement that is not very far away.
For more on what’s in store for Microsoft, check out our list above upcoming Xbox Series X games.