Hideo Kojima‘s official English Twitter account broke the news, claiming he “put it on hold” because the “idea was similar,” but he emphasizes that his project had “different settings and techniques.”
He went on to say, “I was thinking of Mads as the lead,” probably alluding to Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen, who appeared in Death Stranding.
During the Xbox & Bethesda Showcase in 2022, it was revealed that Kojima Productions would be creating a new game for Xbox and PC only. Even though he didn’t specify the genre, Kojima said during the introduction that the game would make use of “Microsoft’s cutting edge cloud technologies.”
Actor Norman Reedus, who played Death Stranding’s protagonist Sam Porter Bridges, recently revealed that a sequel was in the works, saying “we just started the second one.” This was obviously all but verified by Kojima himself shortly after, when he posted on Twitter a comical photograph of him reenacting the Negan bludgeoning scene from The Walking Dead on Reedus with the caption: “Go to your private room, my friend.”