In a report by Venture Beat, Hideo Kojima and Microsoft have struck a deal… to make another deal.
That’s right! Kojima and Microsoft have signed a letter of intent to work together on creating a publishing deal for an Xbox game. As the report states, “this signifies that both parties have agreed to a generalized deal while lawyers continue hashing out the finer points.”
While details about the deal in question (and the subsequent, perhaps more significant publishing deal) are still up in the air, this mutual signing means that both parties are invested in making things work.
Hideo Kojima is an eccentric game developer, but one whose games have left an impact on the gaming landscape. The Metal Gear series has been one of his most notable works, with Death Stranding being his most recent. PT Silent Hill is one of his most talked about projects, being a widely beloved playable demo for the horror game which was abruptly cancelled.
Although Kojima is currently an independent developer and his games have appeared on Xbox, his presence is certainly more associated with PlayStation. Given the vagueness of the deal, it could end up being that Kojima will be bring a whole new IP exclusively (or primarily) to Xbox.