Besides actually playing video games, one of my favorite parts of covering games is a good mystery or puzzle to solve.
No one does this better than Hideo Kojima, the man behind The Phantom Pain mystery and the fake Moby Dick Studios developer who allegedly created the game. Kojima’s little ruse was pretty easy to see through, but it was still a lot of fun. This was natural Metal Gear Solid V, but we all eagerly went along for the ride.
My goodness, that was ten years ago. My how time flies.
Things got weird after Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain launched with both critical acclaim and . . . revelations that the game was not quite finished. Apparently there were problems between Kojima Productions and Konami, and the two soon broke up, when Konami deleted Kojima’s name from his own creation.
Then came the great Sony partnership that resulted in the truly bizarre, but undoubtedly unique,death stranding, a game about Norman Reedus delivering packages with his baby in a confusing rocky apocalypse, taking long luxurious showers and feeding it all with a steady diet of Monster Energy drinks.
Like I said, it was a weird and very disturbing game.
Now a new game is on the way. A mystery game. A game only now being teased on the official Kojima Productions website with this image:
There’s been a lot of speculation and little detail about what Kojima and his team are working on. A new horror game seems very likely given its short duration Silent Hills / PT collaboration between Kojima, Reedus and film director Guillermo del Toro. This image is ominous and mysterious enough for a horror title.
It could also be a sequel to Death Stranding or it could be related to the game allegedly bearing the title Overdose which Kojima Productions is working on with Xbox. Reportedly, that’s an episodic horror game built on Microsoft’s Azure cloud technology.
It could of course be something completely different. Whatever it is, it asks us to find that out. Who am I? What am I? And of course, when will we find out?
So many questions. So few answers. What do you think? Let me know on Twitter or Facebook. Check out all my social and online haunts here.