Actor Norman Reedus appears to have confirmed that discussions have begun about a sequel to Hideo Kojima’s “Death Stranding”.
In conversation with a Brazilian reporter Vitoria Pratini from AdoroCinema (by using IGN Brasil), the actor reportedly said, “I think we’re doing a second Death Stranding. [The game] negotiations are underway now. So … Hurray! “
This is the second time Reedus has hinted that Death Stranding 2 is in development. The actor said last year that he was “in talks” to work on another project with director Hideo Kojima.
“We did Death Stranding, which was a huge hit, and we’re in talks about other things,” he said. Wired… Later in the video, Reedus added that he was “talking to Hideo about maybe doing something in Death Stranding,” although it’s unclear if he was referring to the upcoming version of Director Cut.
The original Death Stranding was released for PS4 in November 2019 and for PC in July 2020. Kojima Productions’ debut game has sold five million copies worldwide, its developer said in July.
The game was published by Sony Interactive Entertainment and co-developed by its studio Guerrilla. Recently PlayStation Studios boss Hermen Hulst specifically mentioned Kojima Productions when discussing their partner studios.
However, it was recently announced that Microsoft is in talks to sign the next game from the Japanese designer best known for the Metal Gear Solid series.
Following the release of Death Stranding in November 2019, Kojima expressed a desire to work with Norman Reedus again, possibly on a sequel to the PS4 open-world game, but said that if he did create a sequel, he would “start from scratch.”
Reedus has also previously been in line for the lead role in Kojima’s Silent Hills. The horror game, announced in 2014, was to be directed by Kojima and Guillermo del Toro. The project was canceled by publisher Konami following the release of a game teaser titled PT.
The PlayStation 5 version of Death Stranding, Death Stranding Director’s Cut, will be released on September 24th. The PS5 Remaster boasts improved visuals and several new features not available on the original PS4.
These include new combat mechanics designed to make fighting enemies more fun. Melee attacks have been improved, new Maser weapons can now be purchased, and players can also find installed machine guns.