As if Death Stranding was going to be Hideo Kojima’s last video game.
Speaking with Japanese gaming publication Famitsu, Hideo Kojima and Metal Gear Solid character designer Yoji Shinkawa detailed some aspects of Death Stranding‘s development. The interview brought to light the fact Shinkawa joined Kojima Productions of his own will, rather than being asked — the duo’s work certainly go hand-in-hand.
However, the big piece of information revealed during the interview was that Kojima Productions is gearing up to work on multiple projects, with one being a larger game release. Kojima would also like to make something including mecha to touch on Shinkawa’s design specialty, whether in game, manga, or anime form. It is unknown whether the undisclosed larger game project the studio may be taking on is mecha-related.
Also during the interview, Hideo Kojima mentioned he would be open to doing smaller or episodic games. Though as a fan, it’s hard to imagine him turning down the scope of his ideas to work them into a smaller title.
It comes as no surprise that Kojima Productions would begin working on more games after last year’s Death Stranding, which has been met with mixed reception due to its off-the-wall approach to the video game medium as a whole. Whatever the studio’s upcoming projects might be are a total mystery in just about every regard.
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