After the release of Death Stranding on PS4 last year, and on PC this summer, Hideo Kojima is already working on his next video game project. Given the creator’s track record with projects like the canceled Silent Hills, there has been much speculation that the next Kojima Productions may be a survival horror of some sort. Rumors that have escalated after Junji Ito, claimed that he and Kojima had conversations to work together on a scary game. Well, the author has now qualified his words.
Through his Twitter account (translated by Eigogamejikkyo), the manga has clarified that no, he is not working with Hideo Kojima on a video game, nor has he received an offer for it from the studio. This is all a misunderstanding in an interview, following his comments: “In a past interview, I casually commented that I received an offer from Hideo Kojima, but in reality, this was a comment made during a party, where he said, ‘If the opportunity arises, I may ask for your help.’ “
Therefore, more than a negotiation, or a firm offer of collaboration, it seems that Hideo Kojima and Junji Ito is nothing more than a casual comment made during a social gathering. ” I apologize to Hideo Kojima and to all the fans that I may have created false hopes for,” concludes the Japanese horror author.
In the past half-year, there have been numerous rumors about the Silent Hill saga, especially after Konami confirmed to study various ways to bring this franchise back. Given that Junji Ito with Hideo Kojima remains anecdotal, we will see if Kojima Productions’ next project is a horror game or not, although the first published sketches point more to a science fiction title. Until then, we leave you with the analysis of Death Stranding on PC.