Hideo Kojima has stated that his studio, Kojima productions, is in the early stages of planning their next project. In an interview with Japanese publication Livedoor (translation by Video Games Chronicle), he expressed his frustration of a recent cancellation of a major project. He stated, “Recently a major project of mine got cancelled so I’m pretty pissed, but that’s the games industry for you.”
It is unclear what this major project was, but rest assured that Kojima productions is working something new. Kojima confirmed that funding was not a problem for the company right now, and that “We still have the PC release coming up, and we’ve secured enough to begin preparing for our next project, so there’s no need to worry.”
Kojima reveals that Death Stranding was successful enough to recover its development cost and secure enough for the studio to move on to their next major project. Death Stranding was met with mixed response, but was praised for its unique universe and beautiful graphics. However, the gameplay ended up falling short.
Kojima has stated that he would like to develop multiple projects on the side, including a possible horror game. He has denied rumors that he is working on the new Silent Hill reboot, stating that these rumors are “completely false”.
“P.T. ended as just an experiment, but I would like to make another horror game someday. Something that uses a revolutionary method to create terror, that doesn’t just make you pee your pants, but crap them. I already have ideas in mind.”
Amongst other things, Kojima has also expressed interest in developing games for Google Stadia. Additionally, he has also stated he would like to work on manga as well.
Whatever project Kojima productions has to come, Kojima confirms that it will be a new title unrelated to Death Stranding.