Jellied babies and a sobbing Norman Reedus aside, we still don’t know a huge amount about Hideo Kojima’s first post-Konami project Death Stranding – and that’s unlikely to change over the next week or so.
Kojima himself has announced via Twitter that Death Stranding won’t appear at this year’s E3 as the team is concentrating its efforts on creation, rather than promotion.
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“Apologies to our fans, Death Stranding will not be @ E3 as we are fully focused on development,” Kojima wrote, attached to a cryptic picture of a spider’s web and the word “bridges”.
There won’t be a reveal during the PlayStation showcase, but Kojima will be speaking to Geoff Keighley at 11.15pm UK time on Wednesday, June 14.
Development only began on Death Stranding last year, so it’s understandable if the game isn’t yet in a show-ready state.
The past 12 months have been littered with enigmatic hints about Death Stranding, both directly from Kojima and the two concept trailers released last year. We do, however, know a few solid facts: Death Stranding will be an open-world action game, for instance.
“I want the story and the world and the gameplay, as well as the characters in the game and the player – the life and death elements – all to be tied together,” Kojima told us in an interview last year. “That’s the strong theme that is in this Stranding concept.”
There’s no solid release window for Death Stranding yet, but it’s looking like 2017 is out of the question.
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