Xbox The Game Studios publishing team recently visited Kojima Productions for the first time to discuss their future cooperation.
Hideo Kojima announced last June that he had In cooperation with Xbox on a cloud-based project which he described as an “unprecedented concept”.
And on Wednesday, Kojima shared photos of Xbox Game Studios members visiting the indie developer’s Tokyo headquarters.
“Our first visit to Kojima Productions with our Xbox Game Studios Publishing team,” commented Aaron Greenberg, MicrosoftVice President of Xbox Games Marketing. “Bringing together engineering, cloud, marketing and production teams to launch an exciting journey forward.”
When announcing the collaboration, Kojima described the project as “an entirely new game that no one has ever experienced or seen before”, and in a more recent interview he claimed that one of his next games will be “like new media”.
In December, Kojima said IGN that he pitched the “unusual title” to a large number of potential partners, but Microsoft was the only one that really got the concept while others thought he was “crazy”.
“I tend to get bored easily,” he said. “Part of the reason I’ve been able to make games for 30 years is because new technology replaces old so quickly. The technology you use today may not be applicable tomorrow, and I’m interested in finding ways to incorporate new ones. Of course, making the wrong choice can lead to failure. It’s a bit like the space program in that sense.
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“The project we are working on with Microsoft is one that I have been thinking about for five or six years. The project required infrastructure that was never needed before, so I discussed it with many different large companies and gave presentations, but they really seemed to think I was crazy. In the end, Microsoft showed their understanding, and now we are working together on the project, including on the technology front.
Based on footage leaked last November, Kojima’s unannounced project would appears to be a horror game called Overdose.