Auteur games developer Hideo Kojima has talked a bit more about his upcoming projects, describing one of them as a AAA game that everyone can enjoy.
Kojima also mentioned that he'd like to make a smaller project, one that isn't open-world or a shooter, and that his studio, Kojima Productions, is working on an anime series. He doesn't appear to say whether the anime is an original IP or if it will be based on Death Stranding.
Hideo Kojima appeared on NHK Radio special ”Wonderful World of Game Music” and gave some details on what he is working on!• AAA game title that everyone can enjoy!• Wants to make a smaller project that is not a open world or shooter game.• Also said KP is making an anime! pic.twitter.com/lc5aYwsuY7January 6, 2022
It's unclear whether this AAA game is related to any of Kojima's previously reported projects. Last April, it was claimed that he had entered a new partnership with Microsoft, which could point to an Xbox Series X/S exclusive title.
A sequel to Death Stranding is also likely to be on the cards, with Norman Reedus (who played the game's main character Sam Bridges) saying that Death Stranding 2 was being negotiated (thanks IGN Brazil).
Considering Death Stranding's rather polarising reception, it's unlikely that the sequel is what Kojima is referring to as a game everyone can enjoy, unless he plans on completely overhauling the core gameplay. With Kojima, though, you never really know.
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