Kojima and Microsoft sign letter of intent
Kojima Productions and Microsoft have signed a letter of intent, an important step towards an Xbox publishing deal.
According to GamesBeat, the deal would be for a new Xbox game and the parties have already been negotiating terms for the past few months. The team is currently working on Death Stranding: Director's Cut for PlayStation 5.
Fine print: It seems unlikely that Microsoft will be acquiring Kojima Productions, and they are most likely negotiating an exclusivity deal, so this won't exclude Kojima from working with other publishers.
- Both sides will work together if criteria is met
- Deal is unlikely to break apart at this stage, it's reportedly almost done
- Aim of the deal is to allow Kojima Productions to make use of Microsoft's technology
Cloud-based delivery: A couple of weeks back it was revealed that Kim Swift had joined Microsoft, who's known as a veteran game designer that worked on Left 4 Dead and Portal, but also cloud gaming at Stadia.
Kojima has publically stated that he's interested in exploring cloud computing with his next project, which makes Swift a great pairing.