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Hideo Kojima OD: Release Date Speculation, Story, Cast, Platforms

Here's everything you need to know about Kojima Production's upcoming horror game OD.
Hideo Kojima OD: Release Date Speculation, Story, Cast, Platforms
Kojima Productions

The legendary video game auteur Hideo Kojima took the stage at The Game Awards 2023 to reveal his second upcoming project, OD, a unique horror experience that transcends games and the movie medium.

OD is currently in development at Kojima Productions and is being published by Xbox Games Studios. (Yes, you read the right.) It seems OD is the Xbox Cloud game that Kojima first talked about at the Xbox Showcase 2023.
Like Death Stranding, OD is shaping up to be something entirely new and terrifying and is backed up not just by a star-studded cast but also by other creative collaborators.

While OD is still likely a ways off, as Kojima would say, the game has already begun, and there is plenty to dissect. If you're ready to hop on the hype train for Kojima's upcoming PT-esque horror game OD, you have come to the right place. This is a continuously evolving article that covers everything you need to know about Kojima's OD, including its potential release date, cast, story, gameplay, platform, and more. 

Latest OD News & Leaks

Moving forward, you will find all the latest and juiciest news, leaks, and cryptic teases about Kojima's OD here. As such, don't forget to check back once in a while. 

Kojima's OD Release Date Speculation

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While the OD teaser didn't hint at a release date or a potential release window, Kojima Productions' past releases provide an idea of when it could drop. 

Past Kojima Games Reveal Year Release Date
Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain 2012 2015
Death Stranding 2016 2019
Death Stranding 2 2022 TBC

Evidently, Kojima Productions tend to release a game almost three years after its initial reveal. For instance, Metal Gear Solid 5 was teased at VGA 2012 as The Phantom Pain and officially released in 2015. Likewise, Death Stranding was revealed at E3 2016 and released in 2019. If this is any indication, Kojima's OD could be released in 2026. 

Do note that this is pure speculation on our behalf and is based completely on Kojima Production's past release pattern. OD could take several more months or years of development time than the studio's past titles, or it could be released early; there's simply no way of knowing until an official update is provided by Kojima Productions. It's also important to add that the studio has another massive project in development - Death Stranding 2 - which will likely be released before OD. 

Kojima's OD Cast

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It wouldn't be a Kojima game without a star-studded cast featuring some of Hollywood's best. OD is no different, and so far, we have gotten a glimpse of three major characters portrayed by the very talented Sophia Lillis (IT, Dungeons & Dragons: Honour Among Thieves), Hunter Schafer (EuphoriaThe Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes), and Udo Kier (Armageddon, BarbedWire).

And that's not enough. Collaborating with Kojima on this project is none other than the Academy Award-winning actor & filmmaker Jordan Peele. Interestingly, Peele isn't the only big name that's actively involved with OD. According to Kojima, several legendary personalities are working on this project. Now, who wants to bet one of them is Guillermo del Toro?

With Kojima's influence and Xbox's capital, it wouldn't be too far-fetched to assume there are more celebrity appearances in OD than currently announced.

Kojima's OD Gameplay

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As of this writing, we don't know what OD's gameplay will be like, but if Kojima's statement about the game is anything to go by, it could be an immensely cinematic adventure that plays out like an interactive movie.
“It is a game, don’t get me wrong, but it’s at the same time a movie and at the same time a new form of media," explained Kojima at The Game Awards.

In all fairness, how a Kojima game plays out is difficult to predict since the studio is known to push boundaries by introducing mechanics that are contextually viable to that particular game or series. For instance, Metal Gear Solid is a series about tactical espionage, and every subsequent entry has introduced mechanics that further push that style of gameplay. Likewise, Death Stranding is a contemplative journey, and the gameplay focuses on traversal.

Since OD is a horror game that functions more like an interactive movie, it could have a point-and-click style of gameplay, as seen in games like Immortality and Until Dawn. 
However, a 2022 leak from notable leaker Tom Henderson suggests that OD (allegedly called Overdose) will feature a more traditional third-person survival horror gameplay akin to games like Silent Hill. A two-minute-long leaked gameplay for the same featured an unnamed woman in a blue dress (portrayed by Margaret Qualley) slowly navigating a derelict hospital with a flashlight.
Interestingly, Margaret Qualley's role in OD and the mysterious character seen in the leaked gameplay have yet to be officially confirmed, so it's best to take this info with a massive grain of salt. 

What is Kojima's OD?

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While it's too early to explain what OD is, what we do know is that OD is not "Oxygen Destroyer" or "Open the Door" as pointed out very earnestly by Mr. Kojima himself. 

According to Kojima Productions, "OD explores the concept of testing your fear threshold, and what it means to OD on fear." It's also an experience that will blur the boundaries of games and movies. Sadly, that's all we know about OD so far, but we will likely get more info about it next year.