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Footage of what appears to be a new horror game from Hideo Kojima has been published online.
The footage, which is being widely circulated on social media and is viewable via the video embedded below, is seemingly the same gameplay that was first described in a Try Hard Guides report in June.
It appears to feature Margaret Qualley, who starred in Kojima Productions’ debut game, Death Stranding. It shows a character using a flashlight to navigate dark corridors from a third-person perspective.
The video closes with a jump scare before displaying “GAMEOVER”, followed by “A Hideo Kojima Game” and finally “OVERDOSE”.
Following the publication of the report describing the footage earlier this year, it was claimed that Kojima Productions requested its removal, seemingly lending weight to the claims made in the story.
Kojima has teased his next project ever since the release of Death Stranding in November 2019. That month, he suggested he was watching horror movies in preparation for a future project, and in April 2020 he said he’d like to make a “revolutionary” horror game one day.
This June, Kojima confirmed that he is working on a cloud-based project with Xbox.
“There is a game I have always wanted to make,” he said. “It’s a completely new game, one that no one has ever experienced or seen before. I’ve waited very long for the day when I could finally start to create it.
”With Microsoft’s cutting edge cloud technology and the change in the industry’s trend, it has now become possible to challenge myself to to make this never-before-seen concept.”
In recent weeks, Kojima has confirmed that Elle Fanning and Shiori Kutsuna are set to star in an as-yet unannounced game from his studio.
He also told The Guardian that one of his upcoming projects is “almost like a new medium”, claiming: “If this succeeds, it’ll turn things around – not just in the game industry, but in the movie industry as well.”
Actor Norman Reedus, who played protagonist Sam Porter Bridges in Death Stranding, seemingly confirmed that a sequel is in development in an interview published in May.