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Hideo Kojima Unveils New Horror Game 'OD' at The Game Awards 2023

By Xueyang
Dec. 8, 2023 updated 04:58

The Game Awards 2023 witnessed the unveiling of "OD" (Overdose), a new horror game from the creative mind of Hideo Kojima, in partnership with Xbox Game Studios. Known for his innovative approach to gaming, Kojima's latest project promises to be a unique fusion of video game and cinematic experience, utilizing Unreal Engine 5 for its development.

"OD" marks a significant departure from Kojima's previous works, like the Metal Gear Solid series and Death Stranding. The game is set to explore the concept of fear, testing players' fear threshold in a blend of gaming and film. This project is notable for its collaboration with Hollywood talent, including Oscar-winning writers and beloved actors.

Kojima Productions describes "OD" as a venture into a new form of media, stating that while it is a game, it simultaneously functions as a movie and a new medium. This ambitious project has even attracted the talents of Academy Award-winning filmmaker Jordan Peele, known for his work on "Get Out," "Us," and "Nope."

The game's teaser trailer, revealed at The Game Awards, showcased motion-capture screen tests of the core cast using Epic's Unreal Engine 5 and MetaHuman technologies. Despite its horror genre, the exact gameplay style remains shrouded in mystery, with expectations of a blend of active and passive play.

The collaboration between Kojima Productions and Xbox Game Studios is leveraging Xbox Cloud Gaming technology, hinting at the game's potential availability on Xbox Series X, PC, and mobile devices via Xbox Game Pass. However, the release date for "OD" is still years away, with Kojima currently focused on the development of Death Stranding 2.

As fans eagerly anticipate more details, "OD" stands out as a testament to Hideo Kojima's continuous innovation in the gaming industry, blurring the lines between gaming, film, and storytelling.

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