When famed game designer Hideo Kojima left Konami, his first game under his new studio was Death Stranding which was initially launched as an exclusive to Sony’s PS4. However, it seems that Kojima’s exclusivity with Sony could have come to an end because according to a report from VentureBeat, Kojima has since signed a deal with Microsoft.
According to the report, this is basically a letter of intent which states that both Kojima and Microsoft will work out a publishing agreement for a new Xbox game. Nothing has been agreed upon yet meaning that while this letter of intent states that both parties will discuss and work out a publishing deal, it doesn’t mean that the deal is guaranteed to go through successfully. Rather, it just states that both companies are interested in working with each other.
At the moment it’s really anyone’s guess as to what game this could be. It could be something that Kojima could have already started to develop and is now looking for a publisher. Alternatively, it could also be that Microsoft wants Kojima to develop something exclusive to the Xbox platform.
While Death Stranding eventually made its way onto PC, as far as consoles are concerned, it is still a PS4 exclusive. There is no word on when we can expect to learn more about this deal between Kojima and Microsoft, but we’ll be keeping our eyes peeled.