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Kojima Productions has started composing music for an “undisclosed project”.
The studio’s audio director and composer Ludvig Forssell provided an update on Kojima Productions’ work via Twitter on Wednesday.
“First ‘COVID recording’ this year (for undisclosed project),” he wrote. “Super happy with the results!”
UPDATE: Kojima Productions has confirmed it’s staffing up for a new game project. Separately, audio director Forssell has claimed his latest recording is unrelated to the company:
ORIGINAL STORY CONTINUES: Forssell was one of many former Metal Gear staff who followed Hideo Kojima from Konami to Kojima Productions.
The Swedish musician has worked as a composer on Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, MGS V: The Phantom Pain, and most recently Death Stranding.
In November 2019 Kojima 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.
The following month Kojima claimed he’d recently had a “major” in-development project cancelled, but that he was “in the early planning stages” for his next game.
More recently he teased his next game on Twitter, with images that suggested it could be Death Stranding 2.
Death Stranding actor Norman Reedus had previously claimed he was “in talks” to work on another project with Kojima and suggested it could be Death Stranding related.
Earlier this year Kojima was quoted as saying he’d like to try his hand at making smaller games, such as episodic and digital-only titles, while working on the studio’s next major release.
The designer has also previously expressed a desire to explore a “new format of game” enabled by cloud gaming platforms.