Xbox boss places Kojima toy on a shelf, web explodes

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When you’re questioning why everyone is abruptly appearing like Microsoft is about to purchase Kojima Productions, it’s as a result of Phil Spencer, the top of Xbox, lately put a toy on a shelf. That’s actually it. You possibly can cease studying now… except you need to hold going for a breakdown of how actually bizarre the web is.

Spencer appeared at Microsoft’s AI and Gaming Analysis Summit earlier at the moment to discuss pie-in-the-sky concepts round future gaming tech. On stream, Spencer’s workplace was crammed with gaming paraphernalia from each Xbox and different, non-Microsoft gaming properties. A toy of Ludens, the Kojima Productions mascot, was standing behind Spencer, proper subsequent to an Xbox emblem.

Xbox followers have been gently educated to overanalyse Spencer’s workplace since final 12 months, when the Xbox Collection S debuted within the background of a stream months earlier than it was formally introduced. So ‘Microsoft shopping for Kojima Productions’ confirmed, proper? Er, effectively, no, not fairly. In no way, really, Not even somewhat.

See, Spencer’s workplace additionally consists of the cranium masks from Watch Canines Legion, and a Nintendo Swap. So clearly, Xbox is choosing up not simply Kojima Productions, but in addition Ubisoft and Nintendo. And hey, Konami too, whereas we’re at it. Murderer’s Creed: Silent Hills confirmed for the Microsoft Swap Professional, launching subsequent month. Add it to the listing of upcoming PC video games. Woohoo!

…or maybe not.

The humorous factor is, Microsoft may completely decide up Kojima Productions, if the phrases had been proper – it’s no extra absurd than shopping for Bethesda, anyway. If this all sounds acquainted, it’s as a result of we had this precise hearsay begin final 12 months, when a joke article from a Spanish journal bought taken out of context after which interpreted severely.

That’s not even the primary time this one has cropped up – Spencer hit Twitter to publicly deny hypothesis that Microsoft was choosing up Silent Hills after Kojima’s cut up with Konami approach again in 2015. The web shall by no means change, it appears.

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