Norman Reedus Says They ‘Just Started’ on Death Stranding 2

Death Stranding 2 Has Started Development at Hideo Kojima Productions, Says Norman Reedus

According to a recent interview with Norman Reedus, Kojima Productions is working on Death Stranding 2. Reedus, who starred in director Hideo Kojima’s original post-apocalyptic genre bender, revealed development on a follow-up speaking with Leo Edit. The Walking Dead actor didn’t mince words: “We just started the second one.”

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“It took me maybe two or three years to finish all the MoCap sessions and everything,” Reedus said of his time with Death Stranding. “It takes a lot of work. And then the game came out, and it just won all these awards, and it was a huge thing, so we just started part two of that.”

Death Stranding launched in 2019 as Kojima’s first entry in the “strand” genre. Its story followed protagonist Sam Porter Bridges as he set out on a journey to reconnect the United Cities of America. Few games can be compared to Death Stranding thanks to its asynchronous, like-based multiplayer functionality and focus on intricate movement mechanics. Death Stranding eventually made its way to PC in 2020, with Death Stranding Director’s Cut following with additional content in 2021.

With Norman Reedus set to return for Death Stranding 2, it seems likely that the sequel will more directly tie in with the first game’s events. However, Kojima Productions has yet to make any official announcement regarding a sequel. Until the studio has something more concrete to reveal, it’s best to keep expectations low. In whatever form Death Stranding 2 may take, stay tuned for more information.

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