Hideo Kojima’s Xbox Cloud Game is Almost Certainly Overdose

It appears that the game discussed by Hideo Kojima during the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase will very likely be Overdose.
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Last week, I reported exclusively via Try Hard Guides that Hideo Kojima was working on new a new horror title named Overdose. Soon after the publication of the report, Kojima Productions reached out to ask for the report to be removed, of which I kindly declined.

My original report contained several key details on the new Kojima title, including the mode that could be played in third and first-person, with Margaret Qualley seemingly being the title’s protagonist. One key detail though, that I failed to report on with the footage that I was shown, is that the person appears to be playing the game on some kind of mobile device, which appears to almost certainly be a Google Pixel.

Originally I had believed that the footage sent to me was some old footage that had resurfaced, but the source of the video has claimed it is from the beginning of this year.

In February 2021, VGC reported that Google’s Stadia team had canceled dozens of projects, including turning down a proposal for an episodic horror game. According to VGC’s sources, the episodic horror game was turned down by Stadia General Manager Phil Harrison in 2020.

When asked about his plans for a new game in May 2020, Hideo had said “recently a major project of mine got canceled so I’m pretty pissed”. It’s assumed that this project is the episodic horror game VGC had reported got turned down.

During the Hideo Kojima partnership announcement at the Xbox & Bethesda showcase, Kojima says that “there is a game I have always wanted to make”.

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“I’ve waited very long for the day when I could finally start to create it”, he continued. 

It’s likely a huge coincidence that the mobile device used seems to be a Google Pixel, but it reasserts that the Overdose title is almost certainly the Xbox cloud-based title that was announced, especially considering Google had denied reports it had any games in development from Kojima.

Kojima Productions email to request the removal of the article was interesting for a few reasons, but the most enticing is that the studio wanted the article to be removed “for now”. I’m not one to jump down the speculation rabbit hole, but that comment was intriguing, to say the least.

Kojima Productions was notified of this article before going live but did not give a comment.

Update: Kojima Productions have said that they cannot give comment at this time on the information in this article.

Tom Henderson

Tom Henderson

Tom Henderson is a FPS fanatic, social media guru, and a father. But when he's not building 5,000 piece lego sets (and standing on them), he's likely playing thing like Call of Duty, Battlefield and CS:GO.


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