According to reports, Google had placed a Stadia exclusive follow-up to Hideo Kojima''s Death Stranding.
According to a new report from 9to5google, the project was initially approved but as it was intended to be a strictly single-player experience (instead of Death Stranding''s asynchronous multiplayer), the Kojima collaboration was canceled as Google believed there was no longer a market for solo games.
Following the first mockups, Stadia''s general manager Phil Harrison reportedly cancelled the project in mid 2020 despite reaching the early stages of development.
According to a VGC report from 2021, Google was working on various third-party projects, including a Kojima Productions project believed to be an episodic horror game.
A Google Stadia spokesperson denied this report at the time, claiming it did not "have anything, nor have announced anything," with Kojima or Yu Suzuki, and that communicating with partners about potential projects was "very common."
Though Death Stranding was available on PlayStation exclusively in 2019, a PC version followed in 2020. Versions of the Director''s Cut later appeared on both platforms.
Yesterday Google announced that it will terminate its Stadia streaming service.
Supposedly, a number of exclusive games for the service are at risk of being lost if not enabled on other platforms.
The company that is still working on games has expressed concern over the news.