Rumors of Hideo Kojima working with Microsoft for his subsequent sport are heating up. GamesBeat’s Jeff Grubb studies that the developer has signed a letter of intent with Microsoft to ink a future deal for the corporate to publish and help along with his subsequent sport.

The two events—Kojima and Microsoft—have reportedly signed a letter of intent to proceed hashing out particulars for a future partnership. The letter of intent is the precursor to inking a future deal, which might see Microsoft publish the following Hideo Kojima sport, and enable the developer to make use of Microsoft assets just like the Azure cloud providers. Grubb states, “this signifies that both parties have agreed to a generalized deal while lawyers continue hashing out the finer points.”

The letter of intent comes after months of talks between the 2 events, and Microsoft is reportedly already getting its geese in a row to get Kojima every little thing he’ll want for the mission. Microsoft’s hiring of Portal and Left4Dead developer Kim Swift—who previously labored at Stadia—appears to be with the objective of serving to Kojima make his dream cloud gaming project a actuality utilizing Microsoft’s cloud infrastructure.

Grubb says that the deal comes and not using a particular pitch for a sport, however fairly a generalized use of the technological capabilities behind Microsoft’s cloud providers. “The point of the partnership is to unlock the creativity of Kojima Productions using Microsoft’s technology as opposed to greenlighting a specific pitch.”

While the deal isn’t more likely to fully lock Kojima into the Microsoft ecosystem, it’s unlikely that we’d see the Kojima/Microsoft sport come to PlayStation platforms. After all, Microsoft locking down a title with a famend developer who has beforehand been largely related to PlayStation, particularly in recent times, is a gigantic get for the corporate. And with affirmation that Bethesda’s Starfield goes to be Xbox unique, don’t anticipate Microsoft to share its toys so eagerly.

With the Kojima Microsoft deal nonetheless in its early levels, the ensuing sport in all probability gained’t launch for years but. Kojima is presently engaged on Death Stranding Director’s Cut for PS5, which is anticipated to launch later this 12 months.

[Source: GamesBeat]