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Rumor Xbox Head Phil Spencer Sparks Speculation Of Nintendo, Kojima Projects

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"Head of Xbox Phil Spencer seems to be teasing the possibility of a Hideo Kojima or even Nintendo partnership. There are a number of possibilities and there's really nothing aside from speculation, but Spencer has been known to hide stuff behind him on live streams and Zoom calls. Needless to say, the internet is in a frenzy now.

Last year, Spencer had hidden an Xbox Series S on a bookshelf that was behind him and following that, there were even hints in his office that Microsoft was buying Bethesda. Now, fans are hunting for even more clues, hoping to see if there's more hints to the future of Xbox whether that be acquisitions, new hardware, or something else.

 

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I mean they got the kind of money to do whatever they want. Just need the imagination. Pure Imagination like Wonka.
 
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I mean they got the kind of money to do whatever they want. Just need the imagination. Pure Imagination.
I imagine Geoff Keighley waking up in a rural Canadian psych ward, trying to piece together why he is stuck there after having a nervous breakdown.
 
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I think that either Death Stranding is coming to XBOX or the next game from Kojima Productions will be multi platform. Kojima said after he made the new studio, that the first game is intended as a thank you to Sony for supporting him in the past, but he was never saying anything that future games are Sony exclusive.

I don't think that Microsoft can buy them due to the following reasons:
1. Kojima loves his fans, especially here in Japan, so he would never allow that his games cannot be played by a majority of Japanese people.

2. As I have already stated in the past, a Japanese company care very much about their honor and reputation in their home country and being bought by Microsoft would completely destroy their reputation. I lived already over 10 years in Japan and know very well the Japanese mentality.

3. After the whole experience with Konami, I am sure Kojima loves to be independent and having no one telling him what he needs to do.

Regarding Nintendo, Microsoft said multiple times they don't care where their games are being played and even allowed Cuphead and Ori to be released on Swith. So I think it would be a good business decision to bring game pass to Nintendo.
 

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wouldn't be shocked if we see gamepass on switch via xcloud streaming.


I don't see Death Stranding coming to xbox because...

- the game uses Sony's Demima engine.
- I don't think anyone on xbox is tripping over trying to get it Death Stranding and doubt it's worth the price tag it would no doubt cost to come over.
 
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Regarding Nintendo, Microsoft said multiple times they don't care where their games are being played and even allowed Cuphead and Ori to be released on Swith. So I think it would be a good business decision to bring game pass to Nintendo.
I’m thinking Game Pass streaming being a possibility on Switch. I’m thinking if Nintendo required their online pass, this could be feasible; all Nintendo wants is their share of the profits.
 

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Watch it just be Death Stranding coming to Game Pass and xCloud or whatever it is coming to Switch. 🤷‍♂️
 

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It's not crazy to speculate that something is happening with Kojima.
If you think this is "tinfoil hat" you haven't been paying attention to xbox streams lately. Both the Series S console and the Indiana Jones game were teased this way.

Cyberhunter a PS fanboy confirmed.
 
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Phil buying out kojipro will be the best news yet.

iirc the new sony management was quite disappointed with DS sales. there's been no news on their new project

kojima joining XGS is perfect fit, core Creator creating core games for core gamers.
 

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Phil buying out kojipro will be the best news yet.

iirc the new sony management was quite disappointed with DS sales. there's been no news on their new project

kojima joining XGS is perfect fit, core Creator creating core games for core gamers.
Let’s not get too ahead of ourselves now. This could be something but it could just very well be back shit.
 

longdi

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Let’s not get too ahead of ourselves now. This could be something but it could just very well be back shit.

i guess everyone should tweet Phil he needs to dew it. core gamers do your part.

better for kojipro to make games for XGS with proper funding than being sidelined like other japanese teams by sony
 
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kojipro under XGS. GPU keeps getting better for me

good day for rumors,imo very strong rumors if we keep up with the Phil trend
 
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Behind Spencer's head is a skull with crown. Anyone know if that's game related and where it might come from?
 

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kojipro under XGS. GPU keeps getting better for me

good day for rumors,imo very strong rumors if we keep up with the Phil trend
You can’t be serious. MS would not have green lighted Death Stranding and DS wouldn’t have released that quick under MS.

Btw can y’all tell me which months you guys like walking simulators and which months y’all dislike it? Thanks.
 

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You can’t be serious. MS would not have green lighted Death Stranding and DS wouldn’t have released that quick under MS.

Btw can y’all tell me which months you guys like walking simulators and which months y’all dislike it? Thanks.

i bought the walking simulator during Epic day sales. I'm so happy if future koji pro games are day1 on GPU.
 
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Yeah sure...MS is so perfect in managing game studios. You don’t want MS to touch everything.

i have faith Phil will give his full blessings to kojipro. and that's already better than sony ghosting them since DS sales not meeting their expectations. Phil > jimbo herman
 
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i have faith Phil will give his full blessings to kojipro. and that's already better than sony ghosting them since DS sales not meeting their expectations. Phil > jimbo herman

You sound desperate. Most of you guys hate him or find him overrated. You have faith in someone that can change his job every minute and will fuck your whole stupid dream.
 

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You sound desperate. Most of you guys hate him or find him overrated. You have faith in someone that can change his job every minute and will fuck your whole stupid dream.
not desperate but excited to see this announcement soon. i would buy kojipro games even if Phil didn't dew it, but i have to wait a year+ for pc ports/ sales.

joining XGS is the best for everyone, i get the games on day1. that's the beauty of GPU I hope you give it a try.

kojipro is too small but an attractive buy out candidate. and Phil knows it
 

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I think that either Death Stranding is coming to XBOX or the next game from Kojima Productions will be multi platform. Kojima said after he made the new studio, that the first game is intended as a thank you to Sony for supporting him in the past, but he was never saying anything that future games are Sony exclusive.

I don't think that Microsoft can buy them due to the following reasons:
1. Kojima loves his fans, especially here in Japan, so he would never allow that his games cannot be played by a majority of Japanese people.

2. As I have already stated in the past, a Japanese company care very much about their honor and reputation in their home country and being bought by Microsoft would completely destroy their reputation. I lived already over 10 years in Japan and know very well the Japanese mentality.

3. After the whole experience with Konami, I am sure Kojima loves to be independent and having no one telling him what he needs to do.

Regarding Nintendo, Microsoft said multiple times they don't care where their games are being played and even allowed Cuphead and Ori to be released on Swith. So I think it would be a good business decision to bring game pass to Nintendo.
Ad. 1. Just release games on switch, it seems that this is the only console that Japanese players care about
ad. 2. I dont get what is so un-honourable in being bought by one of the biggest tech companies globally that is doing extremely well and it seams that is extremely flexible with its purchases (you get a lot of freedom and lots of money for your ideas)
 

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This is dumb and desperate, I'd like to think the Xbox community has better things to do.
 
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After warming his fanbase up with the Medium they will now get to experience a third person cinematic walkie talkie game that is actually good.
 
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Pure speculation for nothing.

Didn't Sony fund Kojima's studio? If they did, I doubt he's being bought out. Don't care for his games but I'll definitely enjoy reading a thread here on ms acquiring them. The meltdowns would never end 🤣🤣.
 
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Ad. 1. Just release games on switch, it seems that this is the only console that Japanese players care about
ad. 2. I dont get what is so un-honourable in being bought by one of the biggest tech companies globally that is doing extremely well and it seams that is extremely flexible with its purchases (you get a lot of freedom and lots of money for your ideas)
It is un-honorable against Japanese gamers, since the XBOX Series X here was also basically dead on arrival. Perhaps it is also Microsofts fault, I mean they say before every console generation that they will increase their effort in Japan, but the numbers of units shipped here do not reflect that at all. XBOX is sold out here everywhere same as PlayStation, but still PlayStation sold 6 times the amount of XBOX consoles here and that although Sony also shipped this time a small number to Japan to focus on other regions.
 

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Tbf, this seems purposefully deliberated, the 2 standout items are in your face honest.