Kojima Productions is now working on their next game.
The Death Stranding developer made the announcement on Twitter, alongside a call for job applicants for their Tokyo studio. The roles being sought include programmer, artist, game designer, sound designer, writer, project manager, and producer.
Details about what exactly Kojima Productions is working on now weren’t revealed, but the game programmer listing includes mention of RPG event control systems like flag management and conversations. There is also a listing for a weapons/mechanical artist who will be responsible for designing gadgets and vehicles, in addition to the weapons and mechanical objects suggested by the role’s title.
In January, founder Hideo Kojima spoke of what he’d like to do next in a Famitsu interview (translated by DualShocker), mentioning interest in making a manga, a project involving mecha so artist Yoji Shinkawa can contribute designs, and plans for multiple game projects including a “big” one. There was also speculation in July that he was working with horror manga author and artist Junji Ito on a new horror game, although Ito later clarified the “offer” he had received was a casual remark at a party.
At any rate, it looks like there’s plenty of room for speculation on what Kojima Productions’ next game will be. I’m just hoping for something with the stealth-action sandbox shenanigans of pre-independent Kojima Productions’ Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.