The success of Death Stranding and the resume of its members (especially that of its founder), make it Kojima Productions quite palatable for large publishers eager to expand. And as we have seen in these years of great acquisitions, there are quite a few around.
There are many topics touched upon by Hideo Kojima during the last episode of his podcast Brain Structure on Spotify, including the acquisitions chapter. The Japanese author, currently working on a mysterious game allegedly related to Death Stranding, has revealed that he has rejected multiple purchase proposalssome even very tall, for the simple reason that he intends to remain independent and develop the games he wants without any pressure from above.
“Let me repeat that we are an independent studio. We are not affiliated with anyone and we do not receive any funding. Every day offers come from all over the world for the purchase of our studio. Some are even incredibly high but money is not what I want. I want to make the games I want to make. This is why I founded this studio. “
In recent years, a rumor has circulated several times, later revealed to be false, that he wanted PlayStation in the process of buying Kojima Productions, but the game designer did not investigate the matter in the podcast. Instead, he specified once and for all that Death Stranding 2 was never in development for Google Stadia.
While we’re at it, we remind you that Kojima Productions is also working on an exclusive game for the cloud-based Xbox ecosystem: its name seems to be Overdose.