Kojima Productions is likely to announce its next game relatively soon.
That’s according to the studio’s art director Yoji Shinkawa, who was asked if he could share any details about the company’s second game during a video interview with Al Hub.
“Well yeah, I’m doing something for sure, and I could tell you that we can probably announce it very soon,” said Shinkawa, a longtime Hideo Kojima contributor who is best known for his character and mecha design work on the franchise. Metal Gear.
Kojima Productions confirmed in October 2020 that it was hiring for a new game project. The Death Stranding developer said at the time that he was looking for “the best talent in his class” to fill 25 vacant positions at his Tokyo studio.
Kojima has teased his next project since the release of Death Stranding in November 2019. That month, he suggested he was watching horror movies in preparation for a future project, and in April 2020 he said he would like to do a “revolutionary” . horror game one day.
The following month, Kojima claimed that he had recently canceled a “major” project in development, but was “in the early planning stages” for his next game. Most recently, he teased his upcoming game on Twitter, with images suggesting it could be Death Stranding 2.
Death Stranding actor Norman Reedus had previously stated that he was “in talks” to work on another project with Kojima and suggested that it might be related to Death Stranding.
In January 2020, Kojima was quoted as saying that he would like to try making smaller games, such as episodic and digital-only titles, while working on the studio’s next major release.
The designer has also previously expressed his desire to explore a “new game format” enabled by cloud gaming platforms.
In a separate interview published Thursday, Kojima said he has “a lot of affection” for the PC platform and believes Death Stranding managed to satisfy “quite vocal and opinionated” core PC gamers.