Did you miss GamesBeat Summit 2021? Watch on-demand here!
Hideo Kojima had a featured role at Sony’s Electronic Entertainment Expo lead-in event today in Los Angeles, and he showed what ideas have been in his head since his departure from Kojima Productions and Konami.
He showed a demo for a new game, called Death Stranding, from his new Kojima Studios development house. It shows a naked man (who looked a lot like Norman Reedus, who was supposed to star in the canceled Silent Hills for Kojima at Konami) clutching a baby. He then stares into a bleak, watery landscape.
The title was revealed as Death Stranding. Mark Cerny (who has worked on series like Sonic the Hedgehog and Ratchet & Clank) is the technical director, and Yoji Shinkawa (who worked with Kojima on the Metal Gear Solid series) is the art director.
Kojima is best known for the Metal Gear series, which he worked on at Konami until he left the publisher last year as development finished on Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Kojima then started his own company, Kojima Studios.
Kojima Studios and Sony announced late last year that the developer’s first game would be a PlayStation 4 exclusive.
GamesBeatGamesBeat's creed when covering the game industry is "where passion meets business." What does this mean? We want to tell you how the news matters to you -- not just as a decision-maker at a game studio, but also as a fan of games. Whether you read our articles, listen to our podcasts, or watch our videos, GamesBeat will help you learn about the industry and enjoy engaging with it. How will you do that? Membership includes access to:
- Newsletters, such as DeanBeat
- The wonderful, educational, and fun speakers at our events
- Networking opportunities
- Special members-only interviews, chats, and "open office" events with GamesBeat staff
- Chatting with community members, GamesBeat staff, and other guests in our Discord
- And maybe even a fun prize or two
- Introductions to like-minded parties