Hideo Kojima is making an Xbox exclusive with the cloud

Hideo Kojima discusses VR gaming.

Xbox are really swinging for the fences this year, and not-E3 brings another huge announcement courtesy of the Microsoft and Bethesda conference in the shape of Hideo Kojima. His company, Kojima Productions, is working with Xbox Game Studios on a brand new game, and it’s going to be a console exclusive to Xbox.

Kojima himself told us a little bit more about this potentially huge new title, though details were unsurprisingly thin on the ground. He said that it’s, “a completely new game that no one has ever experienced or seen before. I’ve waited very long for the day when I could finally start to create it.” If that wasn’t enough he followed up by saying, “With Microsoft’s cutting edge cloud technology and the change in the industry’s trend it has now become possible to challenge myself to make this never-before-seen concept.”


Now, that cloud technology has been lurking around for a while now, but the touted power of the cloud has been kept pretty quiet about. The last time I remember them including it in a game was Crackdown 3, the most recent entry in the leaping future cop series. It was only used in the multiplayer portion though, and that was… not that good. Here’s hoping that Hideo Kojima can use his prodigious talent to make a truly groundbreaking, and actually fun, title that uses all that processing oopmh.

It may be worth tempering your expectations though as it may not be along any time soon. Kojima finished up his announcement by saying, “It may take some time, but I’m looking forward to teaming up the Xbox Game Studios, and hope to bring you some exciting news in the future!”

Over on the Xbox Wire news site, EiC Will Tuttle had a very short statement:

Today, we announced a partnership between Xbox Game Studios and Kojima Productions to create a video game for Xbox like no one has ever experienced or seen before leveraging the power of the cloud. Hideo Kojima is one of the most innovative and creative minds in our industry we can’t wait to share what our teams will create together.

The latest rumours for what Kojima’s next game might be, via Tom Henderson of Try Hard Guides, are that the game is called Overdose and features Margaret Qualley, the actress who played Mama in Death Stranding. Henderson claims to have seen footage has her walking through a dark environment in a blue dress. Kojima asked Henderson to remove the story (perhaps lending credence to what he says), but Henderson declined.

While it’s a console exclusive, this being Microsoft you can be sure that Kojima Productions new game will also be coming to PC as well, just like Death Stranding did after being a PlayStation exclusive.

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