“Things That Were Impossible Before Are Now Possible”; Hideo Kojima Expresses Huge Expectations for Death Stranding 2

Published 12/19/2022, 7:10 AM EST

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Death Stranding was a unique experience brought into the gaming world by Sony Interactive and Hideo Kojima. The game was released for the PlayStation 4 and was later released on other consoles as well. As for its reception, the game got ratings ranging from mixed to positive remarks. Many expressed their appreciation for the director’s efforts and some went on to criticize certain complexities the game brought. The fame of Kojima’s Metal Gear has also boosted the expectations for Death Stranding. 

A sequel for the action game was announced in 2022. The trailer for Death Stranding 2 was revealed during the 2022 Game Awards. Now, Hideo Kojima gave more insights into the sequel, showering it with high expectations and hope.


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Death Stranding 2 is under development

The director and the main brain behind Death Stranding, Hideo Kojima was teasing Death Stranding 2 through many of his tweets. Many rumors also suggested that the sequel was under development. Now, as the rumors came true, and the sequel is underway, Kojima has high hopes for the game. 

He plans to bring a lot more depth into the game, compared to its predecessor. The advancement of technology is one such aspect fans can expect in the sequel of the game. In the Brain Structure Podcast, Hideo Kojima expressed his desire for the sequel. 

Things that were impossible before are now possible. So we have been really challenging ourselves. Stated Kojima. 

This is inspiring and exciting news for the fans as well. The director did not reveal much about the sequel. But, fans can expect their favorite characters to return in the sequel. Kojima is planning to make the successor game appealing to new players who haven’t played the first part. A mix of nostalgia and freshness is the ideal balance that Hideo Kojima is aiming for with this sequel. 

The sequel is expected to be released exclusively on PS5. Though there is no news regarding an exact release date, fans can expect Death Stranding 2 by end of 2023 or early 2024.

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Fans are overjoyed with the news about the sequel

The fans were delighted with the teaser trailer of the game. This doesn’t mean there wasn’t any criticism. Many people felt that the sequel may not live up to its expected hype. People also found the game teaser trailer too revealing.


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Only time will tell if the sequel will live up to its sky-rocketed hype. For now, fans can play the director’s cut of Death Stranding. Moreover, a film is also under development that is based on this famous game.

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Aravind Menon


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Aravind Menon is an eSports content writer at EssentiallySports. With a graduate degree in English Honours and post graduate degree in Literary and Cultural Studies, writing has always been a passion for Aravind. He has a keen interest in sports and occasionally enjoys watching sporting events.
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Jayant Chhabra