Last February, a broadcast by Phil Spencer caused a stir in the industry as LUDENS , the symbol of Kojima Productions, stood on one of his furniture and next to a shiny Xbox logo. At the time, it was thought that it could be the announcement of the arrival of Death Stranding to Xbox Game Pass, but apparently, it is something much stronger and more important that would make the rumors that have circulated about it come true.
AN ADVERTISEMENT THAT LOOKS LIKE A SIGN
Let’s go in parts, today a horror game was presented in the first person and with an immersive proposal called Abandoned , which is developed by Blue Box Games. Given how little is known about this study, some fans thought it could be a clue about Kojima’s next game, remembering that presentation of Moby Dick Studios, a fake studio, which would eventually become Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain .
KOJIMA COULD CLOSE A DEAL WITH XBOX FOR HIS NEXT GAME
What does this have to do with Hideo Kojima? Well, it seems that there is a strange coincidence or something strange is happening, because it seems that the revelation of Abandoned and the relationship that was made with Kojima were a signal for Jeff Grubb, a well-known personality of the industry, to reveal in an article for VentureBeat , that the game is not from Kojima Productions and Hideo Kojima has nothing to do with it because, in reality, the current situation of the creative is that he is in talks with Xbox for his next game.
And since /r/gamingleaksandrumors only reads the tweets: I do not know if the deal is closed. But Kojima would be a big focus for Xbox when it comes to leveraging Japanese dev talent. Phil was referencing this deal with the shelf statue thing.
— Jeff Grubb (@JeffGrubb) April 8, 2021
Yes, as you can read, this source, definitely reliable, pointed out that Hideo Kojima and Kojima Productions are in talks with Xbox and that LUDENS detail on Phil Spencer’s furniture was the first sign of the deal that is being sought. According to Grubb, the Kojima-Xbox deal hasn’t been closed, but it’s a real possibility.
In this regard, the idea does not sound far-fetched, because after the results of Death Stranding on PS4, which are not even mentioned by Sony, and the success of the game on PC, Kojima could have decided to change of scene and relate to Xbox to his next game, something that would also be a strong blow on the table by the brand and Phil Spencer, who have been very interested in some Japanese studio or team.
What do you think of this possibility?