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While some like their games and others don’t, there is no doubt that Hideo Kojima and his studio Kojima Productions have made their mark in the industry. Over the years and with the shelter of Konami, the developer has had a closeness with PlayStation and has relegated the Xbox brand. However, fans believe this could change thanks to a recent track.
Xbox held a presentation focused on what the power of the cloud could represent for video games, in which the head of the brand, Phil Spencer, was present. However, what most caught the attention of fans is a hidden detail behind Phil Spencer, which has made them think that both companies could be preparing an alliance.
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Xbox chief Phil Spencer @ xboxp3 really bullish about the future of cloud gaming. “When we look in the future, we see a world where game creators will natively be building cloud-based games first.” Potential for games to host 100,000 players in the cloud etc pic.twitter.com/29w16t8GbM
– Tom Warren (@tomwarren) February 23, 2021
If you saw the video, you probably noticed that on the manager’s furniture there is a figure of Ludens, the mascot of the Kojima Productions studio. As you can see, there are also other items, such as a Nintendo Switch and some controls, but the statue stands out, because curiously it is very close to an illuminated Xbox logo.
Why could this mean a possible association between Xbox and Kojima?
You may be thinking that this thought is very exaggerated and that Phil Spencer simply has a Ludens figure because he likes the work of the studio, like many fans. However, there are reasons why many are thinking about this.
We remind you that it is not the first time that Phil Spencer has given clues about possible ads through his streams. Perhaps the most important was the Xbox Series S, because before it was formally announced at an event, it hid the console among books and nobody noticed. Xbox has done something similar, revealing the next-gen Xbox headsets early in a console promo trailer, but the peripheral was just officially announced a few weeks ago.
We don’t always hide things in plain sight … but when we do: it’s awesome hardware.
– Xbox (@Xbox) February 16, 2021
In case you missed it: You will learn more about Hideo Kojima’s creative mind with his book, which will reach the West.
Phil Spencer on stream, he has a Kojima Productions Ludens figure in the background apparently next to the Xbox logo pic.twitter.com/nept872D7n
– Wario64 (@ Wario64) February 23, 2021
Is an alliance between Xbox and Kojima Productions possible?
Although Hideo Kojima has worked more closely with PlayStation both in his time with Konami and in the current stage, we remind you that today Kojima Productions is an independent studio and there is no exclusive agreement on their next games.
Another important detail to mention is that although it could be possible that a next Kojima Productions project reaches Xbox consoles, the situation could be somewhat different with the arrival of Death Stranding to these platforms, as we remember that it was published by Sony Interactive Entertainment, so it is unlikely that a game product of the collaboration with Sony will arrive on Xbox.
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However, there is hope that it will happen, as it would not be the first time that PlayStation published a game on competing platforms. At the beginning of this year it was revealed that Sony would bring the MLB The Show franchise to Xbox for the first time, something very strange indeed and you can even see the logo of PlayStation Studios and SIE San Diego on the cover of the game for Xbox One and Xbox Series X | S.
There are some fans who even think that Microsoft’s purchase of the studio could be announced, considering that, according to reports, the company has been looking for Japanese developers, but frankly it is something that seems very unlikely, since Hideo Kojima would lose a bit the freedom that came from separating from Konami and becoming independent.
Only time will solve the question of the fans. We will keep you informed.
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What do you think about the possibility of a Kojima Productions game coming to Xbox? Tell us in the comments.
Kojima Productions turned 5 a few months ago and, although it did not reveal details of its new game, it is a fact that its development has already begun and clues seem to indicate that it could be science fiction, although it is not ruled out that it is horror, taking into account He says that Kojima has said that he has fantastic ideas for a revolutionary experience.
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