After the debut of the new Death Stranding 2 trailer at the PlayStation’s State of Play showcase, Head of PlayStation Studios Hermen Hulst welcomed Hideo Kojima to the studio, where he made another unexpected announcement: Kojima revealed that he will be working on a new Action-Espionage game with the full support of Sony Interactive Entertainment. The working title is PHYSINT. The official Kojima Productions Twitter account writes:
“With the full support of SIE, this new action espionage game will use cutting-edge technology and a stellar cast to deliver an experience like no other. Blurring the boundaries between film and games, offering near life-like graphics and a new take on interactive entertainment.“
Kojima didn’t want to reveal too much about the title for now, but he did talk a bit with Hermen Hulst about his vision for the project. He said he wants to bring together cutting-edge technology and talent from around the world to create it.
“It will be a brand-new, original IP, a next-generation action espionage game. Preparations are underway, but production will begin in earnest at Kojima Productions after Death Stranding 2. We have extensive experience with Sony, having grown the espionage genre together for almost 30 years.”
“Of course, it is an interactive game, but it is also a movie at the same time in terms of look, story, theme, cast, acting, fashion and sound. With this title, we hope to transcend the barriers between film and video games.”
“Two years from now, I will celebrate the 40th anniversary of my game production career. I am confident that this title will be the culmination of my work.”
Source: Kojima Productions Twitter