New Death Stranding follow up record is stuck in years of supposition as well as report

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A brand-new record asserts a Death Stranding follow up was planned to be a Google Stadia special, as well as previous remarks as well as records bordering Kojima Productions repaint a fascinating photo.

Earlier today, 9to5Google (opens up in brand-new tab) released a record which declared Death Stranding 2 was initially planned to be special to Google Stadia. The record, which just mentions a solitary source, declared that the follow up would certainly ditch the on the internet features of the initial Death Stranding, which is eventually what triggered Google Stadia basic supervisor Phil Harrison to terminate the offer to money the follow up.

What’s intriguing is that in 2014 in 2021, a record from VGC (opens up in brand-new tab) additionally declared Kojima Productions was establishing a scary game for Google Stadia. A Death Stranding follow up was never ever discussed in the record, yet rather declared Kojima had actually pitched an “episodic horror game” to Google, which was at some point obstructed by Harrison in 2020.

This record associate previous remarks from Kojima. In 2020 in a meeting with Livedoor News (opens up in brand-new tab) (as well as converted by GamesRadar+), Kojima exposed that a “big project” had actually simply lately failed. Kojima’s remarks of a game being terminated reasonably just recently in 2020 associate VGC’s record, which additionally declared a Kojima-led game had actually been terminated that year.

Obviously, Kojima never ever referred Google being the one to terminate the task, or that the task was either an anecdotal scary game or a Death Stranding follow up. 

Then there’s the ordeal surrounding Overdose. Earlier this year in June, a brand-new record declared expertise of a brand-new Kojima-led scary game including Death Stranding star Margaret Qualley. Shortly after magazine, the initial press reporter was gotten in touch with by Kojima Productions, as well as asked to remove the record, which they after that rejected to do.

That brand-new record shows up to align much better with the previous record of an “episodic horror game” from Kojima Productions, rather than the Death Stranding 2 case. Of program, it’s completely feasible that the record asserting expertise of the Qualley-led game was really the terminated Google Stadia task, rather than a recurring task at Kojima Productions in energetic advancement.

This is all made complex by the issue of current Death Stranding 2 comments from Norman Reedus. The lead Death Stranding star showed up to unintentionally allow slip previously this year in May that a follow up had actually simply been begun. If these remarks from Reedus are precise, it’s rather unusual that Death Stranding 2 would certainly have a two-year space in between being terminated by Google Stadia in 2020, prior to returning to manufacturing in mid-2022. 

What we’re entrusted are rather contrasting records, with some being supported by even more inconclusive evidence than others. We have insurance claims of a Death Stranding follow up being tinned by Google, insurance claims of an Kojima-led anecdotal scary game at Google, as well as lastly insurance claims of a Kojima scary game called Overdose, different from both Google as well as Death Stranding. 

Kojima’s previous remarks appear to support the record regarding the anecdotal scary game at Google being terminated, as opposed to the various other 2 records. Additionally, the remarks from Reedus appear to oppose the record regarding Death Stranding 2 being terminated at Google, as a result of the moment space in between Google Stadia shuttering internal development in very early 2021 as well as Death Stranding 2 simply having actually been “started” previously this year.

Onto what we understand for sure, after that. Kojima introduced previously this year that Kojima Productions would be partnering with Xbox for a cloud-based game, as well as later, the designer exposed that “multiple” brand-new games were being serviced at his workshop. What Kojima Productions truly is servicing, with Microsoft or otherwise, will certainly be delegated our creative imagination for some time much longer yet.

Here’s what we hope Death Stranding 2 changes from the initial, if it is really genuine. 



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