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Rumor: Kojima in Talks with Xbox to Publish Next Game

Rumor: Kojima in Talks with Xbox to Publish Next Game - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 07 April 2021 / 1,988 Views

Kojima Productions' last game was 2019's Death Stranding for the PlayStation 4, with a release for PC in July 2020. The next game from Kojima might be an Xbox console exclusive, according to a report from VentureBeat writer Jeff Grubb.

Grubb says that Kojima has been in talks with Microsoft for Xbox to publish the studio's next game. This will be used as a way to grow Xbox in Japan as Microsoft wants to increase the popularity of Xbox in the country. 

"Kojima is in talks with Microsoft about publishing his next game, according to a source familiar with the matter," said Grubb. "And yes, that statue on Phil Spencer’s shelf was referencing a potential deal with the legendary developer.

"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."


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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9 Comments
hiccupthehuman (on 07 April 2021)

It could be the episodic game that Google declined. An episodic horror game like The Dark Pictures Anthology, but good, and from Kojima, with a new episode every year would be absolutely perfect for GamePass.

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I don't think this kind of episodic games can work well in general. Maybe the GamePass can help it somewhat, but I'd imagine people would like to play it in one go instead of cutting the experience short for each chapter.

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LivncA_Dis3 (on 09 April 2021)

not a realistic chance but hey theres a chance it might happen!

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The Fury (on 08 April 2021)

This Grubb's reply to a tweet about Abandoned and it not being a Kojima game was to say that Kojima's next game was being published by Xbox but they are 2 unrelated things. Kojima could well be making a game for Xbox, he could also be making 12 other games for all we know.

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Mr Puggsly (on 07 April 2021)

Please be a Crackdown reboot. Their powers could come from nano-machines.

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Imaginedvl (on 08 April 2021)

Nah :)

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DonFerrari (on 08 April 2021)

Take it with a huge grain of salt.

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ClassicGamingWizzz (on 08 April 2021)
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ClassicGamingWizzz (on 08 April 2021)
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