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Microsoft Reportedly in Talks With Kojima Productions to Publish Next Game

Microsoft may be in discussions to publish Hideo Kojima’s next game. After the Metal Gear creator moved on from Konami, his next game, Death Stranding was published by Sony on PS4 and it eventually found its way to PC via 505 Games. Now it seems that his next game may be on Xbox Series X|S and PC.

This information has surfaced courtesy Gamesbeat. In a story surrounding the developer of recently announced PS5 horror game Abandoned, the site claimed Kojima is not behind that game.

“But the biggest piece of evidence I have that Abandoned is not a Kojima joint is that Kojima is in talks with Microsoft about publishing his next game, according to a source familiar with the matter,” writes Gamesbeat’s Jeff Grubb. “And yes, that statue on Phil Spencer’s shelf was referencing a potential deal with the legendary developer. I cannot confirm if Xbox closed the deal yet, but my understanding is that Kojima is the focus of a Microsoft plan to leverage Japanese talent.”

It will be interesting to see if this does come to fruition. Reason being, Kojima has famously been aligned with Sony platforms since Metal Gear Solid’s rousing success on the original PlayStation. For Microsoft to woo over Kojima would be a major coup. Safe to say that if this were true, we’d probably see whatever it is being developed find its way to Xbox Game Pass too.

This follows rumours of a potential Death Stranding: Extended Edition release for Sony consoles that may include new story content.

According to Navtra, a known leaker with a solid track record on popular gaming forum ResetEra (via VG247), Death Stranding: Extended Edition is going to be more than your average re-release when a date is eventually made public.

“Death Stranding: Extended edition coming to PS4 and PS5? Just want to confirm if what I got told is true,” asked one user to which Navtra responded with “yup’”.

“Even if there’s an upgrade path I think it will be paid since there’s new story content in this version” Navtra explained.


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