Death Stranding is “Very Slightly” Behind Schedule

Death Stranding Release Date Still Unknown

According to a statement from Hideo Kojima, Death Stranding is “very slightly” behind Kojima Productions’ internal planned release date. In a weird way, he is essentially delaying the game even though a release date was never publicly announced.

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Kojima revealed as much in a recent interview with J-Wave, a Japanese radio station. Below is his translated statement (thanks IGN Japan):

“It’s common for studios to fall behind their planned release date, and Death Stranding is very slightly behind our initial plan, but not behind by much.”

Late last year, Kojima hinted that the game would be out in 2019. Does this mean the game won’t see the light of day until 2020?

Other interesting statements coming out of the J-Wave interview reveal that, because Death Stranding is an open-world game, Kojima is constantly making tweaks and playtesting new builds. He also discusses how difficult it can be to explain a new IP, because it is “only visible inside me” and that it’s “high risk.”

In other related news, Metal Gear Solid movie director, Jordan Vogt-Roberts, said that we, as gamers, aren’t ready for Death Stranding. Kojima also compared DS to the animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse on Twitter after watching the movie. Hmmm, what does he mean exactly? As usual, Kojima fans are left speculating.

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