Yesterday Hideo Kojima made an look on the Xbox and Bethesda showcase, saying a brand new partnership between Kojima Productions and Xbox Game Studios. Kojima says it is a fully new challenge, and “I’ve waited very long for the day when I could finally start to create it.”

This was a notable announcement not simply due to Kojima’s profile and observe file, however as a result of his work has lengthy been related to PlayStation and, when he broke away from Konami, it was Sony that Kojima Productions first partnered with (for Death Stranding). The information was greeted by some with anticipation, whereas others noticed the chance for high-quality memes.

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Unfortunately the web is the web, and the announcement introduced down an avalanche of reward and scorn from Xbox and PlayStation followers respectively. It feels bizarre to should level out that Kojima Productions can be engaged on Death Stranding 2, or no less than that is what Norman Reedus says, and signing a improvement contract to fund a brand new game’s manufacturing is not ‘choosing sides’ in an imaginary conflict. But it is even weirder that, such was the backlash, Kojima Productions has needed to problem a clarification about it being an unbiased studio:

“As an independent creative studio, #KojimaProductions will continue pursuing work on creations for our fans. We will explore various possibilities with games, movies, and music through platforms that evolve with time and technology. We look forward to your continued support!”

This was adopted by one other message emphasising that the studio continues to have “a very good partnership with PlayStation.”

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Well what are you able to say. Some people must get out within the sunshine and ship a number of packages.

It’s not like anybody even is aware of what this collaboration with Xbox is but: the announcement was as obscure as you want, with the one clue being that it’ll one way or the other leverage Microsoft’s cloud know-how. Unconfirmed trade scuttlebutt says it could be a horror-focused challenge referred to as Overdose, however take that with a complete shaker filled with salt. It’s additionally a protected wager that, no matter that is, we can’t be enjoying it for years.