Hideo Kojima says he’s received ridiculous financial offers from other companies to buy his studio, Kojima Productions.

upon Episode #10 On his Spotify podcast, Brain Structure, Kojima said:

He continues: Some of those offers are ridiculously expensive, but I don’t want the money. That’s why I created this studio. So I don’t think I will accept those offers for as long as I live. ”

Consolidation and acquisition of video game studios has become increasingly popular over the last few years. His $68 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard by Microsoft is currently under scrutiny by regulators in regions such as the UK and the US. Sony has also acquired major studios such as Bungie.

Kojima also touched on rumors that the Death Stranding follow-up had been pitched to Google as an exclusive before Stadia shut down, but he was quick to rebut it.

Kojima Productions is currently working on an Xbox project that will leverage Microsoft’s cloud infrastructure. Kojima has denied the Stadia rumors, but Norman Reedus hinted earlier this year that a sequel to Death Stranding was indeed coming.

Overdose, which is reportedly Kojima’s next game, was recently leaked, with footage of actress Margaret Qualley’s character in a dark hallway with a flashlight. It’s unclear if it’s for the Death Stranding sequel. Because Qualley played the character in her first Death Stranding game.

George Yang is a freelance writer for IGN. He has been writing about the industry since his 2019 and has worked with other publications such as Insider, Kotaku, NPR and Variety.

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