A NEW ADDITION TO THE TEAM
On June 21, the Xbox company announced through its official Twitter account that Kim Swift, the creator of the beloved video game ‘Portal’, was joining the Xbox Games Studios Publishing team to help with its new cloud gaming service .
In her tweet they wrote the following: ‘Our team focuses on three pillars within our games: community, innovation and inclusiveness. Today Kim Swift joined us at XGS Publishing to accelerate our innovation and collaborate with independent studios to create games for the cloud. ”
THE GOAL OF SWIFT IN XBOX CLOUD GAMING
Regarding this hiring, XGS Publishing director Peter Wyse spoke about the goal of adding Kim to his team in an interview with Polygon: ‘Kim is going to make a team focused on new experiences within the cloud, something that will serve as support in our mission to bring our Xbox games to connect with 3 billion gamers to play our games. ‘
Before this, Swift worked for the now defunct games division of Google Stadia, precisely to create games in the cloud. However, with the closure of the Stadia projects, sources close to the studio revealed to the VGC site that among the projects that were being developed for the platform, there was an episodic horror game created by Hideo Kojima himself and his studio.
WILL KIM AND KOJIMA WORK TOGETHER?
Now according to an article by journalist Jeff Grubb, rumors suggest that Kim’s hiring was made specifically to help Kojima Productions create a new Xbox game. The Venturebeat medium had already reported that Hideo Kojima’s studio was in negotiations with Xbox for a collaboration.
To add to these rumors, Kojima Productions recently posted vacancies on the social network LinkedIn looking for people to work on a new, yet unspecified company project. Will it be for the new Xbox game?
Currently Kojima Productions is busy with ‘Death Stranding Director‘ s Cut ‘, which everything indicates that it will be exclusive to PS5. Perhaps when we are closer to the launch of this game we will know if the rumors of a union between Kim, Kojima and Xbox will be true or not.