The Daily Moot: Hideo Kojima's Next Game ScrappedNews Picks
1. Hideo Kojima’s Next Game Scrapped
Hideo Kojima’s next “big project” has been scrapped. Hideo Kojima is one of the most famous and acclaimed video game designers of all time but his most recent game, Death Stranding, was polarizing despite positive reviews. Fans have been curious about the future of Kojima Productions and eager to hear more about the studio’s next game. Unfortunately, Kojima just announced that the “big project fell apart” and that eyes are now set on a new venture. Kojima assured fans that the studio has already begun planning a new game, but also confirmed that there are no plans yet for a Metal Gear or Silent Hills revival.
2. Valorant Closed Beta Ends Valorant’s closed beta has officially come to a close. The beta period for Riot’s upcoming tactical shooter was a massive success and broke numerous records. During the beta, Valorant averaged over 3 million daily players and netted over 470 million viewing hours with more than 1.7 million peak concurrent viewers on Twitch. Valorant’s full official release is set for June 4.
3. Far Cry 5 Free Weekend Far Cry 5 is free to play this weekend from now until May 31. Players can enjoy everything the game has to offer and all progress made will transfer over if you decide to purchase the game in the future. You can download Far Cry 5 through Ubisoft’s Uplay app; unfortunately the free weekend is only available to PC players.
4. Sonic the Hedgehog Sequel The Sonic the Hedgehog movie is getting a sequel. It wasn’t an easy journey, but the live-action Sonic the Hedgehog movie ultimately turned out to be a record-setting box office hit. Details about the upcoming sequel are still scarce. We do know that the core writing and directing teams will be returning, but there’s no word yet on whether the cast, including Ben Schwartz and Jim Carrey, will reprise their roles.
5. Sludge Life Sludge Life, a first-person open-world vandalism sim, just launched on the Epic Games Store. It looks outright bizarre and it certainly won’t appeal to everyone, but it’s available for free right now so it may be worth checking out. You can watch the trailer for Sludge Life below.