Gaming News

22 Oct 2020

Hideo Kojima Confirms New Project In Development

Hideo Kojima, the famed videogame auteur behind the Metal Gear franchise, has confirmed that a new project is in development.

The news comes from Kojima Productions' LinkedIn page, as well as a statement from the studio's Twitter account.

Hideo Kojima Confirms New Project In Development

Check out the tweet below:

#KojimaProductions confirms a new project is in development and is looking to hire the best-in-class talent to work out of our Tokyo studio. For more information on the openings and requirements, please visit our website at https://t.co/jeTGnnwLAWpic.twitter.com/StLOrxTlhg

— KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS (Eng) (@KojiPro2015_EN)

October 22, 2020

While we've taken this to mean he's working on his next game, that's not necessarily guaranteed.

Earlier this year, he noted that he wanted to work on multiple projects across different types of media, including manga, anime, and different types of games including digital-only and episodic titles.

Kojima created the Metal Gear franchise while working at Konami, but following an acrimonious split, Kojima Productions became an independent studio.

Its first game following the parting from the publisher was 2019's Death Stranding, a PlayStation 4 and PC exclusive.

While there's every chance his next title could be a follow-up to the divisive adventure, Kojima has expressed an interest in making "the scariest horror game".

He and his team were previously working on a Silent Hill reboot dubbed "Silent Hills" in conjunction with filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro before the project was cancelled.