Game News Hideo Kojima: After Death Stranding, a new horror game in preparation?
Hideo Kojima is back in the gaming news as a new rumor has surfaced about plans for a new horror game, and no it’s not Silent Hill.
When rumor rhymes with horror
Last month, during an interview with the Leo Edit site, Norman Reedus ignited the web by dropping the announcement of a possible sequel to Death Stranding. In response, it is with a touch of humor that Hideo Kojima teases the project without officially confirming the information.
But Metal Gear Solid’s “dad” seems to have several projects up his sleeve, including a new horror game. But whoever says “rumour”, obviously says “big tweezers”. Spontaneously, it is difficult not to think of Silent Hills and its demo called PT, a survival-horror project piloted by Hideo Kojima and director Guillermo del Toro which never came to fruition, having been finally abandoned. Well no. Today, according to journalist Tom Henderson of Try Hard Guides, it would be a new title that would currently be named Overdose.
It is via a source on condition of anonymity that Tom Henderson says he received the first images of the game Overdose. These would feature a character wearing a blue dress and walking down dark hallways with a flashlight in hand, and who seems to be played by Margaret Qualley. If this name means something to you, it’s becausethis is the actress who played the role of Mama in Death Stranding. The whole thing was in third person view but it was suggested that the game would also be playable in first person. Dismissing the Death Standing hypothesis, Tom Henderson adds that the sequence would stop on a “GAMEOVER” followed by the message “A Hideo Kojima Game… OVERDOSE”.
If caution is in order, Jeff Grubb, a reputable insider, said that Hideo Kojima was in any case negotiating the publication of his next game on Xbox, without knowing more or if a deal has been finalized or not. Moreover, knowing that Geoff Keighley, the creator of the Summer Games Fest, is a close friend of Hideo Kojima, it would not be surprising if an announcement landed on this occasion.