With the definitive goodbye to Stadia we have begun to know some of the secrets of the google streaming platform. The company has not notified the developers of the closure, although it has clarified the doubts for the users.
Now, thanks to information from 9to5Google, we have been able to learn that Google rejected the opportunity to have an exclusive Hideo Kojima title for Stadia. The source consulted by the media reveals that Stadia was going to receive what would be the next Kojima Productions game after Death Stranding.
However, this time the multiplayer aspect would disappear and a single player experience would be chosen. This was the reason why the proposal was not pursued, as Google thought that the market for single players was over. The project advanced to some initial stages, but what was shown to the company in mid-2020 did not satisfy those responsible.
It is not the first time that we have news about contacts between Kojima and Google. Last year VGC revealed a similar story in which the Japanese creative proposed an episodic horror title that would take advantage of cloud gaming technology. However, from Stadia they denied having contacted Kojima. It was precisely in May 2020 that Kojima claimed that a major project he was working on had been cancelled.
What we do know is that a sequel to Death Stranding is in the works, unless Norman Reedus was completely wrong. On the other hand, Overdose seems to be the name that will receive a work that Hideo Kojima has underway.