Hideo Kojima has revealed more details on the elusive Death Stranding release date, confirming the hotly anticipated action-adventure game will launch before 2019.
Speaking at the Tokyo Game Show (via IGN) last week, Kojima-san said that the game “will be out before the  Olympics,” before clarifying: "To go a little further, there is a movie called Akira, and it will be out before the year in which Akira is set."
To put that into context, Akira takes place in 2019, so we can gather from that Death Stranding will arrive in shops before that year.
Death Stranding confirmed as open-world game, but plot remains a mystery
Death Stranding was announced at E3 2016 during Sony’s E3 press conference, where Kojima-san himself took to the stage to unveil the new project. The game will star Norman Reedus of The Walking Dead fame, and has been confirmed to feature an open-world and online elements.
Kojima Productions previously revealed that they had set an internal release date for Death Stranding, although didn’t provide any further details at the time. Not much else has been confirmed on the game at present, other than a rather ambiguous teaser trailer, though that hasn’t stopped fans from coming up with all sorts of outlandish theories.