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Hideo Kojima returns to the stealth genre with an action spy game for PlayStation – State of Play 2024

Hideo Kojima returns to the stealth genre with an action spy game for PlayStation – State of Play 2024

Hideo Kojima is busy! A new spy action game from the iconic Metal Gear Solid creator is in the works, it was announced during today's State of Play broadcast.

Details are scant on the ground, but during the presentation Kojima said that this project is new intellectual property, describing it as a movie as well as a game. “Of course it's an interactive game, but it's also a movie at the same time,” Kojima said.

Production is expected to begin “in earnest” at Kojima Productions after Death Stranding 2 and in partnership with Sony, so expect a release on PlayStation 5. During State of Play, Kojima said he was “confident” that this new game “will be the icing on the cake” of my work. Adding: “We hope to cross the barriers between films and video games.”

After turning to the camera to say “Follow us,” Hermen Holst, president of Kojima and PlayStation Studios, exited the set, and the camera pulled away from the building to reveal a Columbia Pictures sign with the word “Physint” underneath.

It turns out that Physint is the working title for this project. in tweetKojima said it will be Kojima Productions' third new original IP since the studio's founding. “It's a brand new action spy game for the next generation,” Kojima said. “It will be created using the latest technology and the best talent from around the world, both from films and video games. Of course this is an interactive 'game', but the format, story, theme, cast, acting, costumes, sound, etc… are all at the next level.” “digital entertainment” that can be called “film.”

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The Kojima Productions Twitter/X account also commented that Physint will feature “near-realistic graphics”. With full support from SIE, this new spy game will use the latest technology and a stellar cast to deliver an unparalleled experience. Others,” it reads tweet. “It blurs the boundaries between movies and games, offering near-realistic graphics and a new style of interactive entertainment.”

Kojima is familiar with the espionage and stealth genre, as many will know Kojima for his work creating the Metal Gear series, a series known for laying the foundations for the stealth genre of video games.

This is one of the few projects that Kojima and his studio are working on. Additional projects include Death Stranding 2 and OD. The latter is a new IP in collaboration with Xbox Game Studios, with actress Hunter Schafer and director Jordan Peele attached to the project. Kojima is also involved in A24's film adaptation of the original Death Stranding, though no additional information has been shared.

Kojima's new game was revealed in a stream that also included more information about Rise of the Ronin and Stellar Blade as well as Kojima's own Death Stranding 2 game. You can find everything announced in today's State of Play here.

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