To borrow some language from our European colleagues, it looks like Death Stranding might be a wee bit behind schedule. At least according to director Hideo Kojima in a recent interview.
In a new interview with J-Wave, Kojima was asked about Death Stranding's release date. Well, technically he was told that fans are eagerly anticipating a Death Stranding release date, but same difference. In any case, Kojima admitted during the interview that Death Stranding is behind schedule.
"Many studios lag behind their planned release date," said Kojima, "and Death Stranding is slightly behind our initial plan, but it is not too far behind." Considering we never had a release date for Death Stranding in the first place, it's hard to really place this bit of information in context. You can't delay something that was never dated.
Aside from interesting, if sometimes illegible, trailers for Death Stranding, we still don't know much about the game. Norman Reedus, who stars in Death Stranding, called Kojima a genius and said that Death Stranding is "so far out into the future."
Showed the first 2 hours of gameplay to our Guerrilla brothers. Yes, Hideo was demonstrating it! (The game is not fully completed...yet) The picture show’s the friendship between us! Keeps our mutual secrets here! pic.twitter.com/UejLW2oAeb— 齊藤昭義(Aki Saito) (@akisaitokojipro) January 16, 2019
Hopefully Kojima has the time that he needs to get Death Stranding out in a state he wants. We know from Metal Gear Solid 5 what happens when a title of his gets pushed out the door. We do know that Death Stranding has gameplay as Guerrilla Games has seen two hours of it. But aside from that, we haven't seen much of Death Stranding in 2019. And with Sony skipping E3, who knows when we'll see Death Stranding next?
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