Hideo Kojima, creator of the Steel Gear Stable sequence, founding father of Kojima Productions, and creator of Loss of life Stranding, has introduced that his studios’ subsequent recreation can be launched in partnership with Xbox Sport Studios.
This announcement got here from at present’s Xbox + Bethesda showcase, following a promise from Xbox Sport Studios CEO Phil Spencer that the corporate could be working to carry extra video games from Japanese creators to Xbox and Xbox Sport Move. Kojima then appeared through pre-recorded video to supply a particular message asserting the partnership.
What recreation is Kojima Productions releasing on Xbox? The storied (if generally eccentric) developer did not say. Rumors have been swirling a few horror recreation reportedly referred to as Overdose, but it surely’s attainable that is not the recreation Kojima mentioned at present.
There have been some clues about what sort of know-how Kojima may be utilizing now that he is entered a partnership with Xbox Sport Studios. “It is a fully new recreation, one which nobody has ever skilled or seen earlier than,” he acknowledged. “With Microsoft’s cutting-edge cloud know-how and the change within the trade’s pattern, it has now turn into attainable to problem myself to make this never-before-seen-concept.”
We do know that Xbox has been singing the praises of cloud computing know-how for recreation builders, each for streaming video games to gamers and permitting “cloud-native” or “cloud-aware” video games to make the most of huge laptop processing streaming information via the web. Its rollout of an Xbox Cloud Gaming-optimized model of Microsoft Flight Simulator earlier this yr may be a thread connecting Kojima’s grand concepts to actuality.
It’s all the time value being cautious about firm bulletins that do not present any recreation footage. Even much-hyped partnerships that include recreation footage like Platinum Video games’ Scalebound, have been doomed to failure regardless of being displayed at Xbox’s summer season recreation preview occasions.