Earlier this year, Hideo Kojima posted an image of concept art that suggested he may be working on a Death Stranding sequel – he’s now told IGN that it doesn’t represent “major plans, but just fragments of new ideas.”
As part of the interviews for our new video, How Death Stranding Foresaw Our Future, we asked Kojima about the image he tweeted (below), which appeared to show a new vehicle type branded with “BRIDGES”, the name of Death Stranding’s post-apocalyptic corporation-government:
— French Stranding (@FrenchStranding) June 27, 2020
He explained that, while it does represent an idea he’s had, it doesn’t necessarily mean a Death Stranding sequel is in the works: “I’m always thinking about ideas as I’m working on games. These aren’t major plans, but just fragments of new ideas. I think about these ideas myself, and then I explain them to other people, in order to get opinions about them. For example, I’ll ask Yoji [Shinkawa] if he is sitting next to me.
“Oftentimes, he’ll create some drawings based on my ideas, and show them to me a few days later. The image I tweeted recently was one of these drawings.”
Of course, this doesn’t mean Kojima isn’t working on Death Stranding 2 – after all, we know that Kojima Productions has begun work on a new project, and Kojima has discussed his ideas for a sequel before – but it may also mean that this vehicle concept wouldn’t necessarily be a part of it. Equally, Kojima recently said that a “big project” had been scrapped at Kojima Productions, which potentially could be that version of a sequel.