Although Death Stranding has been public knowledge for quite a while, the forthcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive still remains as enigmatic as ever, especially after the release of the latest trailer at The Game Awards 2017. Despite this, the project’s creator, Hideo Kojima, has teased plans to announce something next year that will surprise fans, which indicates the possibility of the director revealing a 2018 release date for the game.
As seen in the tweet below from the Twitter user “bk2128”, Hideo Kojima took part in a “Creator Interviews” feature in a recent issue of the Japanese gaming magazine Dengeki PlayStation, where the director first talked about how Sony Interactive Entertainment told him the company had “never seen people working on a fast pace like this.” Following this bit of information, the mind behind Death Stranding then teased a “plan to announce something in 2018 that’ll surprise everyone even more.”
Hideo Kojima: SIE told me they "never seen people working on a fast pace like this," so Death Stranding dev is doing well. I plan to announce something in 2018 that'll surprise everyone even more.https://t.co/szYBSFqknM pic.twitter.com/z3x1NsXZAf
— 黒凧 BlackKite (@bk2128) December 26, 2017
Of course, this is far from an official confirmation that Death Stranding will indeed be given a release date set for next year, but considering Kojima’s above statement regarding the speed at which him and his development team are putting the title together, it could be a possibility. After all, the announcement Kojima-san has in store for 2018 is purportedly one that will be a major surprise, and a locked-in launch for 2018 would be a huge bombshell.
All things considered, there’s no telling how close or far away Death Stranding is from being completed save for the not-so-public knowledge held by those at Kojima Productions and Sony Interactive Entertainment, so fans will have to remain content speculating on the innumerable mysteries surrounding the game. At least there are plenty of interesting theories out there to entertain, such as the one involving Metal Gear Solid‘s Psycho Mantis playing a role in the forthcoming title.
Death Stranding is currently in development for PlayStation 4.
Source: @bk2128 – Twitter