Death Stranding May Get Sequels, Here's Why

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Looks like fans will be getting more of this game from Hideo Kojima.
Looks like fans will be getting more of this game from Hideo Kojima. Sony

Hideo Kojima, the legendary creator behind the Metal Gear series, said before that he is not ready to talk about any Death Stranding sequels. However, he recently revealed why sequels need to exist.

Despite all the gameplay people have seen, Death Stranding still remains a mystery. Apparently, it is intentional as Kojima and his team want to keep a few surprises for fans and players to discover on their own.

The other part, however, is due to the fact that Death Stranding has some of the most interesting and unique in-game mechanics. One of these is asynchronous multiplayer called the Social Strand system. And since most of these ideas are new (and the brainchild of Kojima), it can take more than one game in order to solidify them as a genre.

In an interview, Kojima said that he is no exactly sure if the game will become a franchise and introduce a bunch of sequels in the future. “But the most difficult part is: when you create something new, you have to create a sequel and then a third version, or it would not remain as a genre,” he explained. “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.”

Kojima further said that he is interested in seeing how the Social Strand system will grow, and that it could be continued in other games and not just confined within the Death Stranding atmosphere. However, he is also interested in entertaining the idea of creating straight sequels for the title. But considering how busy he has become since his departure from Konami in 2015, it might be impossible to get all of these started.

“Why I can’t say it’s definite is because I only have one body, and there’s many projects that I have to be involved with,” he said. “And it’s really tough for me physically to do many things at once. Yeah, probably at least 1.5, and then 2, maybe, at least so that it remains and people are aware of the genre. There are a lot of other projects that come up like TV dramas and things like that. A lot of pitches come my way.”

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