Hideo Kojima’s next game, according to several reports, will be an Xbox exclusive. Others believe Kojima is preparing to resurrect P.T. and collaborate with Konami and PlayStation on a Silent Hills game. There have even been rumors that the creator of Metal Gear Solid may return to the franchise in which he earned his reputation. However, Kojima Productions is now working on Death Stranding 2, according to Norman Reedus, a friend of Hideo Kojima and the protagonist of Kojima’s most recent game.
Reedus told the media at a roundtable discussion for The Walking Dead Season 11, “I believe we’re going to make a second Death Stranding,” before revealing that Kojima and PlayStation are in talks about the sequel.
It’s worth mentioning that Reedus might be referring to the impending Director’s Cut, but if so, he’s appropriately confused, since the extended and upgraded version of the PS4 game for the PS5 is not in negotiations, but is scheduled for release next month. Having said that, while it is improbable that Reedus is referring to the Director’s Cut, it is possible.
At the time of publication, none of the parties involved — Norman Reedus, Hideo Kojima, or PlayStation — had made any statement on any of this. If this changes, the story will change to reflect the new information. Meanwhile, take everything presented here with a grain of salt.
For those unfamiliar, Death Stranding launched exclusively on PlayStation 4 in 2019, but will be accessible on PC in 2020. The game received an 82 or 86 on Metacritic, depending on the platform, two ratings that do not scream contentious, yet that is precisely what they were, with many awarding the game excellent marks while others trashed it. It has sold over five million copies as of July 2021 and may have foretold the future.