Hideo Kojima’s critically acclaimed Death Stranding game was originally released for PlayStation but was later ported to the PC, it was only a matter of time before a sequel was announced for the game. Though not official from Sony or Kojima himself, protagonist Norman Reedus who plays Sam Porter Bridges in the video game has let slipped a sequel is now in development.
In an interview with Leo, Reedus said “we just started the second one” when he was quizzed about the video game. Explaining how he got to star in the first Death Stranding, Reedus said: “Guillermo Del Toro, who gave me my first movie, called me up and said, “Hey, there’s a guy named Hideo Kojima, he’s gonna call you, just say yes.” And I go, “What do you mean just say yes?” He goes, “Stop being an asshole, just say yes.” Then I was in San Diego and Hideo came with a big group of people, he’s from Tokyo, and he showed me what he was working on on a game called Silent Hill. I was blown away by what he was showing me, and I was like, “Yes, let’s do this.” It’s not Ms. Pacman; it’s so realistic, it’s so futuristic, it’s so complicated and beautiful, and I was completely blown away.”
Reedus delved further into explaining the amount of work that went into motion capture for the first game, he said: “it took me maybe two or three years to finish all the MoCap sessions and everything. It takes a lot of work. And then the game came out, and it just won all these awards, and it was a huge thing, so we just started part two of that.”
Getting an actual release date for Death Stranding 2 is not expected to be soon, but an official confirmation of the Sequel from Kojima may be close since Reedus has already revealed it’s in development.
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