In an interview with the Japanese magazine Famitsu, Kojima discussed his plans for 2022. To everyone’s astonishment, Kojima was quick to respond. Kojima Productions is presently working on two projects. He defined the first as a “huge” title and the second as a “new, tough” game. Unfortunately, Kojima’s explanations for each project are limited to that.
Hideo Kojima’s work is the subject of frequent conjecture and hearsay. Not only has Kojima Productions demonstrated its ability to innovate with Death Stranding, but Kojima’s final project at Konami was a now-cancelled Silent Hill project. Fans can’t stop speculating about what Kojima may do next. It’s up to Kojima to launch a new round of rumors, revealing in a recent interview that Kojima Productions is now working on not one, but two projects.
There are, of course, rumors regarding all of these projects and more spread out online. Death Stranding star Norman Reedus has talked about a sequel currently being “in negotiations.” Insiders have talked about Kojima making a Silent Hill game in partnership with both PlayStation and Konami for well over a year. Another rumor revolved around Kojima making a game published by Xbox that uniquely intertwined with cloud gaming streaming. These rumors and more add some flavor to Kojima’s new confirmation.
Unfortunately, the vagueness of Kojima’s descriptions leaves much to the imagination. However, there may be something to read into a comparison of the two descriptions. Kojima says one of the projects is a “new, challenging” project. This could imply it’s not a sequel or a major partner project, but rather something akin to Death Stranding — a new IP with experimental gameplay. In contrast, that could imply Kojima’s “big” project is the opposite. It could be a sequel to Death Stranding, or it could be a major IP from a partner.
Suffice to say, 2022 could be a very exciting year for fans of Hideo Kojima if the projects come together and announcements are made. It’s also possible that it’s too early and announcements will have to wait until 2023 or later. Either way, fans can trust that two Kojima Productions games are currently moving forward.
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, challenging” cloud game for Xbox. However, those are simply the two most prominent rumors. They’re still rumors, so Kojima could really be working on anything.