Skip to main content

Kojima teases his next game again

(Image credit: Kojima Productions)
Audio player loading…

While Hideo Kojima hasn't said a single concrete thing about Kojima Productions' next game, he absolutely loves to vaguely tease what he's working on, or sometimes just thinking about working on. And he's back at it again. 

On Friday, he shared a snap of his desk on Twitter (opens in new tab), accompanied by a summary of how he's designing a new game with art director Yoji Shinkawa. Whatever it is, it seems like it's very early days, with the basics still being discussed. 

See more

The photo of his desk is what's interesting. The most prominent object is a BB from Death Stranding, which is obviously purposely placed. This has, of course, got people wondering if Kojima Productions is already working on a sequel, but it could be a red herring. 

BB is also sitting on top of a sketch of a Star Destroyer, but I don't think the universe is nice enough to give us a Star Wars game from anyone as weird as Kojima, so let's assume it's just a random sketch and nothing more—it'll save us some heartache later.  

A Death Stranding sequel is something Kojima has already discussed. Not confirming one was coming, he said he would start from zero (opens in new tab) rather than making it a direct follow-up. No Sam Porter, then, but he'd still like to work with Norman Reedus again.

Kojima also expressed an interest in making smaller or episodic games (opens in new tab), but that doesn't rule out more Death Stranding. The studio plans to work on multiple projects, and one of them will be another big game. Beyond games, Kojima fancies doing some manga, and in a BBC documentary he said the studio would start making films (opens in new tab) in the near future. 

Of course, we've not even got the first Death Stranding on PC (opens in new tab) yet. It's coming soon, though, letting us finally clamber around an Icelandic post-apocalyptic USA full of people with ridiculous names. You'll be able to play on July 14.  

Fraser is the UK online editor and has actually met The Internet in person. With over a decade of experience, he's been around the block a few times, serving as a freelancer, news editor and prolific reviewer. Strategy games have been a 30-year-long obsession, from tiny RTSs to sprawling political sims, and he never turns down the chance to rave about Total War or Crusader Kings. He's also been known to set up shop in the latest MMO and likes to wind down with an endlessly deep, systemic RPG. These days, when he's not editing, he can usually be found writing features that are 1,000 words too long or talking about his dog.