Kojima Productions Makes Clear It Nonetheless Has ‘Very Good Partnership’ With PlayStation After Xbox Announcement

Kojima Productions has made clear it nonetheless has a great relationship with PlayStation, regardless of saying an Xbox unique sport.

Hideo Kojima revealed his studio can be making “a totally new sport that nobody has ever skilled or seen earlier than” on the Xbox Bethesda Sport Showcase on June 12, inflicting some to query the studio’s ties to PlayStation.

“After the announcement of our partnership with Microsoft utilizing the cloud know-how, many individuals have requested us about our collaboration with [Sony Interactive Entertainment],” the Kojima Productions Twitter web page posted (beneath). “Please be relaxation assured that we proceed to have an excellent partnership with PlayStation as properly.”

The developer has beforehand been synonymous with Sony’s facet as a consequence of its solely franchise, Dying Stranding, being a PlayStation unique – even that includes on the PlayStation Studios web site. Kojima himself has lengthy been related to PlayStation, properly earlier than the creation of his personal studio.

The Xbox announcement led to an outcry amongst some followers of Kojima, who felt the legendary developer should not transfer away from his ties to PlayStation. Some have even arrange petitions to ask for Kojima Productions to not work on an Xbox sport.

However Kojima Productions is an unbiased studio and, as it said in another tweet, “will discover varied potentialities with video games, films, and music by means of platforms that evolve with time and know-how.” Kojima himself stated of the announcement that he is incorporating Microsoft’s “innovative know-how”, significantly cloud streaming, and a “change within the business’s tendencies” into this new undertaking.

Whereas the undertaking remains to be in its early phases, it is one thing the famed developer – most well-known for creating the Metallic Gear Strong franchise – has all the time wished to make. “I’ve waited very lengthy for the day once I may lastly begin to create it,” he stated.

That is to not say Dying Stranding is completed, in fact, as only in the near past its lead actor, The Strolling Useless’s Norman Reedus, leaked {that a} sequel to the 2019 stealth-action sport is in improvement. In our 6/10 assessment of the primary sport, IGN stated: “Dying Stranding delivers an interesting world of supernatural sci-fi, however its gameplay struggles to help its weight.”

One other supposed Kojima sport, a horror title known as Overdose, appeared to have leaked earlier this week, however has but to formally seem publicly.

Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer who sometimes remembers to tweet @thelastdinsdale. He’ll discuss The Witcher all day.

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