In an interview asking what Hideo Kojima hopes for in 2022, he teased that Kojima Productions is working on two projects.
Hideo KojimaWork is a subject of constant rumor and speculation. Kojima Productions has not only demonstrated its drive to innovate with the launch of Death stranded, but Kojima’s exit effort at Konami revolved around a now canceled Silent Hill draft. Fans can’t help but talk about the possibilities of what Kojima could do next. Let Kojima start a new wave of speculation, sharing in a recent interview that Kojima Productions is working on not just one, but two current projects.
Speaking to Japanese magazine Famitsu, Kojima talked about what he’s working on in 2022. To everyone’s surprise, Kojima was pretty blunt. He explained that Kojima Productions is currently working on two projects. The former described it as a “great” title and the latter described it as a “new and challenging” game. Unfortunately, that’s the full length of Kojima’s descriptions for each project. The rest is still a matter of speculation.
Unfortunately, the vagueness of Kojima’s descriptions leaves a lot to the imagination. However, there may be something to read in comparing the two descriptions. Kojima says that one of the projects is a “new and challenging” project. This could imply that it is not a sequel or a major partner project, but something akin to Death stranded – a new IP with experimental gameplay. On the contrary, that could imply that Kojima’s “big” project is the opposite. It could be a sequel to Death stranded, or it could be significant intellectual property of a partner.
Of course, there are rumors about all these projects and more spread online. Death stranded Star Norman Reedus has spoken about a sequel that is currently “in negotiations.” Connoisseurs have spoken of Kojima making a Silent Hill game in association with PlayStation and Konami for over a year. Another rumor revolved around Kojima making an Xbox published game that was uniquely intertwined with cloud game streaming. These rumors and more add some spice to Kojima’s new confirmation.
What appears to be the most likely combination of rumors would be that Kojima Productions is working on a “big” Silent Hill game with PlayStation and Konami, as well as a “new and challenging” cloud game for Xbox. However, those are simply the two most prominent rumors. These are still rumors, so Kojima could really be working on anything.
Suffice to say, 2022 could be a very exciting year for Hideo Kojima fans if the projects come together and announcements are made. It is also possible that it is too early and that the announcements will have to wait until 2023 or later. Either way, fans can trust that two Productions Kojima the games are currently progressing.