Kojima Productions New Game Updates Not What Players Were Hoping For

Kojima Productions from renowned video game icon Hideo Kojima revealed several new updates a few hours ago, but the news is not at all what players had been hoping for. A few days ago, the studio set the gaming community alight by revealing that it would commemorate its fifth anniversary by sharing “exciting updates”, which fans took to mean updates about a Death Stranding sequel, a PlayStation 5-exclusive Silent Hill remake, or an entirely new IP.

Obviously, fans across the community were off to make speculations and wondered what Kojima and his team had up their sleeves. Perhaps, a new game announcement or even clues about a possible non-video game-related project were thrown out.

Even the smallest of teases more than likely would have been enough to satisfy the desires of players for more. After all, the post made by Kojima Productions told fans to keep a close eye on its social media channels at an exact time. It said nothing of curbing expectations, but the studio possibly should have made that clearer.

Kojima Productions began its festivities as planned late last night, first revealing a wallpaper for the studio’s mascot, LUDENS. Not too long thereafter, another tweet was posted, revealing fifth-anniversary products that are now available to order through the company’s official online shop.

The new merchandise includes a hoodie, sweatshirt, and t-shirt all printed with a LUDENS art print, and a third post celebrated Kojima having been awarded a BAFTA’s Fellowship Award last March. Although gamers were filled with excitement with how the set of announcements would end, Kojima Productions’ final commemorative tweet serves as a simple acknowledgment to its supporters, complete with a link to an exclusive fifth-anniversary video.

To fans’ disappointment, none of these announcements provided news about the studio’s upcoming projects and are hardly a surprise. Even if one of the famous internet rumors about Kojima’s next game is indeed true, Kojima Productions possibly has very little, if anything to display, for its next big project as of the moment.

Death Stranding released on the PlayStation 4 only late last year, and the studio used up the succeeding months working hard on updates and preparing the game’s summer 2020 launch on the PC. Once the PC version released, it, too, started getting post-launch updates, all while the development studio balanced work from home arrangements. As such, it could be a while before Kojima is prepared to show off anything solid.

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The development team has begun working on a new project, though. Casual information hit the internet back in October, as Kojima Productions confirmed that job openings were available for “best-in-class talent.”

For now, fans would be best advised to not expect anything until the studio is finally ready to reveal what that project could be.

Christian Allen Tandoc
Christian Allen Tandoc is a frantic writer, blogger, and ghostwriter. He quit his office job as an Applications Engineer for the love of writing. When he’s not working, he’s either playing with his PS4 or his 1-year old daughter.

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