Hideo Kojima’s first self-developed project Death Stranding is just on the brink of launch aimed for this November, and the former-Konami developer has already shared his interest in breaking the approaching title into a series following the upcoming retail release of the game.
According to an interview with video game outlet GameSpot, Kojima explains to have interest in making the forthcoming cinematic adventure into multiple installments. Though he remarks resentment of projects that break into ongoing titles that devalue the genre the respected game would represent, he does believe at least a sequel would be enough for fans to appreciate a return to the game’s world.
“The most difficult part is, when you create something new, you have to create a sequel and then a third version or it [will] not remain as a genre,” Kojima tells GameSpot in response to making more games for Death Stranding. “When this game comes out there will be a lot of pros and cons, and [these elements could become the essence of the core part], but I think it’s better that I keep it going in a sequel.”
While at least a sequel does look to be held in the future for Death Stranding, Kojima also talks of a potential revised title or “remix” that touches up on the rougher edges we might experience when the game drops. “At least 1.5, and then 2, maybe, at least so that it remains and people are aware of the genre.”
However, expecting when Kojima will develop the discussed sequel is not entirely on the horizon as shared in a later statement where he confirms to have multiple unnamed projects he wishes to keep his hands in. Kojima clarifying that the follow-up is not truly “definite,” and that juggling priorities is not easy for one person to perform.
Previously, Kojima emphasizing on the game’s film-like presentation has announced that appreciators of cinema can indulge on the experience with the very easy difficulty that is crafted specifically for avid movie viewers foreign to a console gamepad.
Death Stranding will be available on November 8, 2019 for PlayStation 4.