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Sony to acquire Kojima Productions according to latest rumours

Published: 18:44, 24 January 2020
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Apparently, Sony are planning to purchase Kojima Productions and add to their impressive stable of first-party studios. The acquisition would also include Kojima Productions' big horror game.

Earlier this week, and what exactly the future holds for his studio Kojima Productions. Kojima confirmed that he would love to create even weirder games than Death Stranding and possibly make smaller, digital-only, episodic games.

Kojima did not mention if his new games will release on multiple platforms like Metal Gear series or as an exclusive but the latest rumours suggest Kojima and Sony may have an agreement in place to make Kojima Productions Sony's next first-party studio.

YouTuber HipHopGamer shared a clip on Twitter where he claims that Sony plan to purchase Kojima Productions and their yet unannounced horror game. Now, these are just rumours and you should take them with a huge grain of salt especially since they come from HipHopGamer, who does not have the best reputation when it comes to leaks and rumours.

That being said, this would not be surprising since Hideo Kojima and Sony have built a pretty strong relationship since Kojima left Konami in October 2015. It possible that Sony want Kojima's next game as an exclusive for their upcoming next-gen console PlayStation 5, which would be a pretty bold move from the Japanese tech giant. 

Some earlier rumours suggested that Sony are making a brand new horror IP and our guess would be that the game is something similar to P.T. which is the stuff of dreams for many fans. In October 2019, Kojima said that he would love to do a horror game one day but don't know when. "I want to do a horror game one day, yes of course. I have some new ideas that I think kind of get out there. But I don't know when. I'll have to think about when I bring this out," Kojima said.

All in all, it will be interesting to see if more rumours start to surface in the near future, possibly as we get closer to the rumoured PlayStation 5 reveal event, which is reportedly set for February 2020.

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