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Hideo Kojima, head of Kojima Productions and renowned game designer, has apparently signed a letter of intent to work with Xbox on his next project. The director, known for his work on Death Stranding, P.T., and the Metal Gear Solid series, has been in conversations with Microsoft about a publishing deal, according to GameBeat.
Kojima and Microsoft seem especially interested in cloud-based gaming. As film and TV have found great success with streaming, the games industry is attempting to realise a vision where gamers can stream titles easily and efficiently to their phones, computers, and consoles. Microsoft has just appointed Portal and Left 4 Dead developer Kim Swift to work on cloud-focused projects and partnerships, and Kojima seems to be following Swift to work on something related to this cloud-based approach.
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Many people have been wondering what Kojima Productions would be working on following Death Stranding. We previously heard that the developer was working on a horror game for Stadia which was cancelled, while some theorists thought the upcoming PlayStation 5 game Abandoned was a secret project from Kojima. But now we seem to know that the next game from the studio - discounting the Director's Cut of Death Stranding - will be for Xbox systems.
Upon this news, it seems there are already at least 64 people (at the time of writing) who are upset that Kojima is potentially working with Xbox, because a Charge.org petition has already been set up to prevent this project from happening. "Cancel Kojima Xbox exclusive game" has a description that reads as follows:
"Kojima is betraying his loyal fans. He has been blinded by greed. We must help him come back to the winning side. PLEASE SHARE THIS PETITION EVERYWHERE. Not everyone has good enough internet to stream games. Not everyone has enough money to buy a new console or build a new pc. Please Kojima, don't leave us."
Some fans might not be happy, but if Kojima and his team get to work on a project they love with the resources they need, there is no reason to petition for a cancellation. There is surely no doubt that Kojima will soon enough work on something that comes to PlayStation.
Featured Image Credit: Kojima / Microsoft
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