An episodic horror game was being created by Hideo Kojima in collaboration with Google, but it was recently canceled.
The fall of Stadia has led to the cancellation of a large number of projects. Google had every intention of entering the world of video games with force, but its platform has not generated the results they were looking for. This is why the studio they had created to make their own games has recently closed its doors. What’s more, not only did this happen, but a variety of secret projects and unknown jobs have ceased to exist even though no one knows about them. One of these was being done alongside Hideo Kojima.
Google had met the legendary Hideo Kojima to make an episodic horror game. Kojima Productions considered this to be a very important project and they were excited to see how to innovate in the world of cloud gaming. However, Phil Harrison, Stadia’s General Manager, stopped this deal and the project had to be canceled. Everything indicates that Kojima was referring to this game when, last year, he expressed anger about a job that was canceled because “that’s the industry.”
What this reflects is that, like other big names like Outrun’s Yu Suzuki and Shenmue, Google was willing to go to great lengths to make Stadia big. As things have not turned out this way, it seems that Google is backing down on its expansion plans.
The future of the platform looks uncertain and it is definitely being noticed that the results they have not achieved have not been good. Will they cancel Stadia? They must have spent millions of dollars by now and it hasn’t even been two years since the service launched.