Rumors of Xbox Series X games: Hideo Kojima hints at game-changing deal?

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Hideo Kojima could have hinted at a rumored game-changing Xbox deal (Image: MICROSOFT • GETTY)

It’s never been a better time to be an Xbox fan, as Microsoft has taken numerous notable steps to bolster its Xbox Game Pass service. The Bethesda takeover is undoubtedly the couple’s pick so far, but Phil Spencer and co are not resting on their laurels – with a jaw-dropping deal reportedly in the works. Earlier this year, reports emerged that iconic video game developer Hideo Kojima was in talks to work on a game for Xbox.

This was first reported by VentureBeat in April, with reporter Jeff Grubb claiming a few months later that Kojima and Xbox had signed a “letter of intent.”

Essentially, this is where two parties indicate that they intend to enter into a more formal agreement.

What Kojima is working on next remains mysterious, but it is rumored to be a horror game.

That will be great news for those who are still upset about the cancellation of the Silent Hills project, which PT has provided an inside look at.

And since Xbox fans are still waiting for official confirmation of what Kojima-san is working on, the creator of MGS could have hinted.

As noted on Twitter by user @JSingh10j, Kojima recently followed Xbox boss Spencer on Twitter.

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Kojima’s official Japanese account followed the Xbox bigwig, while the one tweeting in English doesn’t.

reveal the news, JSingh10j tweeted: “Kojima San recently followed Phillip The Spencer, I don’t know what to say about this”.

The tweeter added: “His second account where he posts English tweets does not follow Phil Spencer”.

Of course, this could just be something harmless that doesn’t indicate anything else.

But it will only reinforce the rumors that Kojima and Spencer are coming up with something together.

It was previously alleged that Spencer hinted at a Kojima deal after eagle-eyed fans spotted a statue of Ludens in the background of Spencer’s office during a live stream.

Ludens is the mascot of the Kojima Productions studio and it is said that everything in the background of that photo meant something.

Metal Gear Solid

Hideo Kojima games have long been exclusive to PlayStation, but that could change soon (Image: KONAMI)

Which has led to speculation of a tie between Xbox and Nintendo, with a Switch also on display in Spencer’s office.

If Microsoft manages to close this deal, it would be a major coup for Xbox — and a major blow to PlayStation.

Hideo Kojima games have been associated with Sony and its PlayStation consoles since the PS1 era.

MGS1 was exclusive to the original PlayStation, while Metal Gear Solid 2 was one of the first major PS2 exclusives.

Metal Gear Solid 3 and Metal Gear Solid 4 were once again exclusive to PlayStation, as were PT – the iconic demo for the defunct Silent Hills project – and Death Stranding.

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