Hideo Kojima May Reveal Upcoming Game At Gamescom
Kojima Productions game director Hideo Kojima may be looking to reveal his next game project this month at Gamescom, 2022.
In a recent post on Twitter, Hideo Kojima revealed that he has tentatively finished editing something, likely a trailer for his upcoming game. Given that Gamescom is set to begin on August 23, 2022, chances are that his project will have some kind of presence at the event.
Tentatively finished editing for now. pic.twitter.com/l9YBuvCxBi
— HIDEO_KOJIMA (@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN) August 13, 2022
Fans will recall that an individual who goes by the name of eXtas1s wpreviously leaked the logo for what appears to be Hideo Kojima’s next project, titled Overdose. The leaker also revealed that Margaret Qualley would be starring in the game.
Earlier, during an interview with Leo Edit, actor Norman Reedus confirmed the existence of a sequel to Death Stranding. He mentioned that the studio recently began work on Death Stranding 2, so it’s likely very early in development at this point. He stated that the game was well-received, and went on to win lots of accolades. It was a tremendous deal according to him, and, as a result, Death Stranding 2 was green-lit for development. Reedus is expected to reprise his role as Freelance courier Sam Porter Bridges.
If Kojima is indeed looking to reveal his next game at Gamescom, chances are that it’s either of Overdose or Death Stranding 2. Given that Reedus stated that the studio recently began work on the latter, Overdose seems like a safer bet.
For the uninitiated, Death Stranding is an action game developed by Kojima Productions. It’s Hideo Kojima’s and Kojima Productions’ first game after their departure from Konami in 2015. Sony Interactive Entertainment published the game for the PlayStation 4 in November 2019 and 505 Games did the same for PC in July 2020. In September 2021, a director’s cut version was released for the PlayStation 5, followed by a PC release in March 2022.
Following a cataclysmic occurrence that led harmful animals to wander the Earth, the game is set in the United States. Sam Porter Bridges (Norman Reedus) is a courier entrusted with bringing supplies to faraway colonies and reuniting them via a wireless communications network. Along with Reedus, the game stars Mads Mikkelsen, Léa Seydoux, Margaret Qualley, Troy Baker, Tommie Earl Jenkins, and Lindsay Wagner, as well as supporting characters based on film directors Guillermo del Toro and Nicolas Winding Refn.