Hideo Kojima has confirmed that the upcoming Death Stranding for PlayStation 4 will be an open-world action game.
Speaking at Sony’s pre-Tokyo Game Show press event earlier today, Kojima-san also revealed that the game, which stars The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus as the lead character, will include some online elements.
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Kojima Productions later added on their official Twitter account that Death Stranding will also feature 4K and HDR compatibility, confirming the studio is just one of many developers who have jumped on the PS4 Pro bandwagon following the console’s unveiling last week.
Not much is known about Death Stranding at present, although the game has only just entered production. Kojima-san unveiled the game during Sony’s E3 2016 press conference, where viewers were treated to a brief teaser trailer.
Death Stranding release date is already set
Interestingly, Kojima-san has said that a release date for Death Stranding has already been set internally, although we won’t find out for some time yet. He’s also been reading a few fan theories about the trailer, which you can read up on here.
Kojima-san established the independent branch of Kojima Productions following his departure from Konami late last year. His last project for the Japanese software giant was Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, which was released to critical acclaim back in September 2015. To date, the stealth-action sequel has shipped over six million copies worldwide.
Prior to that, the Metal Gear creator was also involved in a reboot of Silent Hill alongside Reedus and Hollywood director Guillermo Del Toro. However, Konami canned the project for unknown reasons, which no doubt did little to help already-strained relations between the studio and Kojima-san.
While Death Stranding is a PS4-exclusive title, there’s no reason to suggest that future titles at Kojima Productions will be limited to one format.