Japanese video game designer Hideo Kojima, best known as the creator behind Metal Gear and Death Stranding, might be working on a game for PSVR 2 as his next project if a new rumour is to be believed.
According to Twitter account Oops Leaks (via UploadVR (opens in new tab)), Kojima Productions was sent a PSVR 2 prototype back in November 2021, with the studio now working on a smaller project for the VR platform. The new game is being made alongside Lucid Dreams Productions founder Celine Tricart, a virtual reality specialist who has worked on interactive experiences that blend "immersive theatre and VR" together.
While we are sceptical about these claims, they do sound somewhat plausible and would tie in with Kojima's well-known interests in mixing cinema with video games. In December, Kojima spoke with Japanese magazine Famitsu (opens in new tab) (translated by Siliconera (opens in new tab)) where he confirmed work on two new games is ongoing, with one described as "big" and another described as "new" and "challenging". It's possible that this second mysterious project could be VR focused.
Kojima Productions got PSVR2 prototypes back in November 2021. According to unconfirmed information that I’ve got, studio's upcoming smaller project could be a VR game/experience in collaboration with award-winning Virtual Reality expert and storyteller Céline Tricart. pic.twitter.com/fAyF3OyCxkJanuary 28, 2022
Following this, Kojima appeared on Tokyo radio station J-Wave in January where he provided a few more teases. According to translations made by Genki (via Twitter (opens in new tab)), the new project was described as "edgy" and more like an indie game. It was confirmed as not being AR, while also not a traditional game.
Sony seems keen to have as many big names and IP attached to PSVR 2 as possible, with Horizon Call of the Mountain already announced for the platform – a project that leaked ahead of time too, we might add. Similarly, rumours have made the rounds surrounding VR games focused on an Iron Man sequel, Venom and Doctor Who. So would a game from Kojima really be that out there?
We'll have to wait and see until something official is confirmed. You never know, we might hear something in PlayStation's State of Play livestream later today. In the meantime, to keep up with all the latest news, rumours and everything else, head on over to T3's official PSVR 2 hub.