Tonight’s Xbox and Bethesda Showcase introduced affirmation of Microsoft’s new partnership with Steel Gear Strong creator Hideo Kojima.
Particulars have been skinny on the bottom – actually, there was nothing right here which had not been reported already – however tonight Microsoft made it official.
Kojima is engaged on a model new challenge with Xbox which can harness the corporate’s cloud know-how. If this sounds acquainted, nicely, it is a promise we have heard earlier than, and a element which first discovered its manner on-line final summer time, when whispers of Kojima working with Microsoft first hit the web.
“It is a fully new sport, one which nobody has ever skilled or seen earlier than,” Kojima stated at the moment. “I’ve waited very lengthy for the day I may lastly begin to create it. With Microsoft’s innovative cloud know-how and the change within the trade’s pattern it has now grow to be doable to problem myself to make this never-before-seen idea.
“It might take a while, however I am trying ahead to teaming up with Xbox Recreation Studios and hope to carry you some thrilling information sooner or later! Thanks!”
Final yr, a report acknowledged Kojima and Xbox had been discussing the potential of working collectively for a while, and that Microsoft’s hiring of Portal developer Kim Swift to supervise new Xbox cloud sport partnerships was a part of the prep for Kojima’s challenge.
Kojima’s earlier sport, in fact, was Loss of life Stranding – for which he partnered with PlayStation. Followers had hoped for a sequel to that sport, although in 2020 Kojima famous he’d not too long ago had a “main challenge” cancelled. “I am fairly pissed, however that is the video games trade for you,” he wrote. Final month, nevertheless, Loss of life Stranding star Norman Reedus appeared to counsel work on a sequel had begun.
There is not any phrase on after we may see the fruits of Kojima’s work with Xbox arrive.