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Xbox's deal with Hideo Kojima inches closer to completion

Published: 21:33, 25 June 2021
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Hideo Kojima's next game could be Xbox exclusive

It looks like Microsoft and Hideo Kojima are very close to closing the deal for a brand new Xbox exclusive game. Kojima is apparently very interested in making a cloud-based horror game.

Hideo Kojima, the man behind one of the most iconic gaming franchises of all time - Metal Gear - is seemingly close to agreeing a deal with, surprise, surprise, Microsoft. 

The Japanese game designer is apparently interested in creating a brand new horror game, which would be an episodic, cloud-based title, and of course, totally experimental. 

Kojima already said that he is eager to create something unique in the horror genre, mentioning a fusion between a film and a video game, which would.

"I want to do a horror game and interactive mediums are really a good match. I think it could be much scarier than movies if it's on an interactive platform," Kojima-san said in a Rocket Beans interview a couple of years ago.

Today, we found out that the deal with Microsoft is in closing stages, in fact, it's so close that "it's not gonna NOT get done" as revealed by trusted industry insider and GamesBeat reported Jeff Grubb, who revealed the new details in the latest episode of GamesBeat Decides.

If Grubb's sources are legit on this one, then we should expect to hear more about this partnership this year, perhaps at The Game Awards show, which is hosted by Geoff Keighley, Kojima's good friend.

Anyway, with both sides being eager to work with each other (Microsoft loves to promote Azure and Kojima needs a publisher with enough money) it's safe to assume that this one is as good as done but until the official confirmation arrives from both parties, take this as a rumour, you know, just in case.

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