According to industry tipster ‘Shinobi602,’ Hideo Kojima’s much-anticipated PlayStation 4-exclusive, Death Stranding, will be showcased in some form at the PlayStation Experience 2016 next weekend.
While the insider didn’t elaborate any further as to what sort of info we can expect from the game at PSX 2016 (i.e., if it will be shown in trailer form or if we’ll get actual gameplay, although the latter is unlikely), he did say that Death Stranding is not utilising the engine behind Sucker Punch’s inFAMOUS: Second Son.
Instead, the game will be using entirely different technology, and this is supposedly going to be among the details that will be confirmed at Sony’s PlayStation bash on December 3. Obviously, we advise you to take this with a pinch of salt for now as nothing official has been confirmed, but Shinobi does have a solid track record for what it’s worth. Either way, we won’t have long to wait to find out if the game will be at PSX this year.
Death Stranding release date still a long way off
Death Stranding was announced at Sony’s E3 2016 press conference, with Kojima-san himself taking to the stage to unveil the project. Much of the game remains a mystery right now, although we know it will star Norman Reedus of The Walking Dead fame, and will take the form of an action-adventure title. Reedus previously collaborated with Kojima-san on the cancelled horror title, Silent Hills.
However, it’s worth noting that Death Stranding is still in the very early days of development, and as such won’t be hitting store shelves for a while yet. In fact, it has been reported that the game will be released at some point before 2019, so there’s still plenty of work to be done on the project.
Stay tuned to PSU for more Death Stranding details as they break.