Sony and Kojima, is it over yet?

Sony and Kojima game news, is it over yet? Posted on 12/4/2021 at 6:55 pm, updated 12/4/2021 at 7:15 pm Since the start of the extensive restructuring of Japan Studio, one of Sony’s emblematic studios, with numerous departures (Shunsuke Saito, Masami Yamamoto), Gavin Moore), rumors are widespread. The Japanese company would henceforth prefer AAA as the productions of Naughty Dog, Days Gone 2 would have been completely canceled and a remake of The Last of Us was in preparation. Troubling and surprising rumors, but persistent, especially since they were shared by the always knowledgeable Jason Schreier. Unfortunately, these rumors are gaining momentum today. It has now been a few months since Sony wanted to rest on its achievements by multiplying the sequels to successful games (The Last of Us, Uncharted, Ratchet & Clank …) and the restructuring of Japan Studio as a support studio. This is more or less confirmed. In addition, the many rumors that surf the Internet every day support this hypothesis. So after Jason Schreier’s intelligence on Bend Studio and the future of Naughty Dog’s flagship saga, it’s on an XboxEra podcast to cast a little more doubt. According to an insider named Shpeshal_Ed, Sony refused to work on the future production of Hideo Kojima. According to these statements, the sale of Death Stranding would simply have been “disappointing”. These comments are especially surprising as we remember that in May 2020, Hideo Kojima announced that Death Stranding’s development was paying off. Since then, the title has also been released on PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store. We can say that the production was a real success. Since launching on this platform on July 14, 2020, this edition has raised 23 million euros for 505 games. Despite these good numbers, this wouldn’t be enough for Sony. Everything indicates that Hideo Kojima is now trying to get closer to Microsoft. By the way, in previous news we told you about one of the statements on the GamesBeat website that would go in that direction, but the biggest evidence that Abandoned didn’t come from Kojima is that Kojima is in talks with Microsoft, according to one with the Matter trusted source, the next game will be released. And yes, this statue on Phil Spencer’s shelf was referring to a possible deal with the legendary developer. I can’t confirm if Xbox has already closed the deal, but I understand that Kojima is at the center of Microsoft’s plan to harness Japanese talent, and though that sounds a little far-fetched. Other indications would more or less confirm the existence of a possible agreement. So it is again Shpeshal_Ed who gives us the information and it appears that Hideo Kojima has reached out to both Google Stadia and Microsoft. The insider later claims that an agreement was found between Bill Gates’ company and the video game legend. Once again, this information should be taken with a grain of salt as nothing has been officially announced. You’ll also like: By JeromeJoffard, writing by MPTwitter

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