Hideo Kojima and his studio Kojima Productions is reportedly working on a new horror game called Overdose. The news comes from industry insider Tom Henderson, who claims to have seen early footage of the project featuring actress Margaret Qualley, best known as Mama from Death Stranding. Henderson would later provide an update claiming that Kojima Productions asked him to unpublish his article, adding some validity to the leak.
As Henderson describes, the footage of Overdose shows Qualley wielding a flashlight as she works her way through dark corridors from a third-person perspective, though it’s claimed that players will also have the option to switch to a first-person perspective. The video apparently closes with a “GAME OVER” screen before revealing “A Hideo Kojima Game” and the title “OVERDOSE”.
An image of a partially revealed logo for Overdose also appeared online shortly after the leak.
A few years ago, reports surfaced of Kojima apparently wanting to work on a horror game for his next project after Death Stranding. Some fans initially confused this for Silent Hills returning in development, though those rumours can probably be squashed at this point.
Alongside Overdose, Kojima Productions is also working on a Death Stranding sequel which actor Norman Reedus accidentally leaked last month.
Hideo Kojima is likely set to make an appearance at the upcoming Summer Game Fest hosted by his long-time friend Geoff Keighley. Hopefully this will be the stage where Overdose is revealed in an official capacity. On that note, fans shouldn’t expect Death Stranding 2 news for a very long time if that project is only in the early stages of development.
This also gives us an idea of what Kojima Productions had quietly been working on since the release of Death Stranding in 2019. Three years has passed since the game’s launch and it makes sense that the studio had been working on another project in that time.
As with all rumours, take this with a pinch of salt though it does appear to be quite valid. The article in question is currently delisted, but Video Games Chronicle documented the leak.
Source: Video Games Chronicle