Hideo Kojima Is Teasing His New Project, Potentially Related to Death Stranding

Hideo Kojima Is Teasing His New Project, Potentially Related to Death Stranding

That's one conspicuous Bridge Baby.

It seems like Death Stranding finally launched not all that long ago, and now, the cycle begins anew. Hideo Kojima is teasing his next project, and there are already a few hints as to what it could be.

The first tweet, posted over the weekend, shows Kojima's workspace in midst of designing his new title with long-time collaborator Yoji Shinkawa. The work is being done remote from home, as they discuss "setting for each character, the background, the world, the color, the characteristics, the roles, the images, ideas and keyword." Also, there's a strategically placed baby. Almost like it's hiding something...

Later posts showed more of his work space and even a social distance work day between Kojima and Shinkawa. In the former tweet, though, Twitter detectives have discovered a blurry label that looks an awful lot like the word "Bridges."

As this new tweet has a conspicuous Bridge Baby and a small bit of blurry text, it's time to spin up the rampant speculation about what this next project even is. Whether it takes place in the same universe as Death Stranding, and even whether this is a Death Stranding follow-up at all, it's all a mystery. The ending of Death Stranding certainly left enough lingering threads to pick it back up again.

As someone who plunged the depths of Death Stranding trailer analysis, who avidly consumed every tease and tidbit of information, who scrolled through dozens of old photos to guess at who might be a Death Stranding cameo (and even got some right), I have mixed feelings. I'm still recovering from actually playing Death Stranding, but in my heart of hearts, I'm ready for years of weird trailers and fake-outs. I'm ready for whatever wild thing these two are putting together.

Though it may not be the same without an actual E3 stage to frame the strange trailers that defined the lead-up to Death Stranding, I'm still excited. And really, I could play some more Death Stranding too, if that's the direction they're going. Death Stranding itself is coming to PC on July 14.

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Eric Van Allen

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Eric is a writer and Texan. He's a former contributor to sites including Compete, Polygon, Waypoint, and the Washington Post. He loves competitive games, live music, and travel.

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