Death Stranding 2 was finally shown at the Game Awards 2022 after several hints from Kojima Productions. The developers haven’t shared much details about the game, and the only thing they’ve officially confirmed is that a sequel is in development. If you’re a Kojima fan looking forward to the sequel, here’s everything we know so far, including the expected Death Stranding 2 release date, gameplay, story, and more.
The original Death Stranding has gained great popularity thanks to its distinctive combination of gaming mechanics and story. The gameplay of Death Stranding 2 seems planned to be optimized over that of its original game, thereby strengthening the Kojima-created Strand subgenre.
The release date for Death Stranding 2 is still unknown
Death Stranding 2 release date is sadly unknown, and Kojima Productions hasn’t even specified an expected year for its release. Kojima has said that the COVID-19 outbreak drove him to completely overhaul the story. This might be the reason why the sequel was previously planned but only lately began work on it.
One should not be shocked if the debut isn’t scheduled for this year or even next because the original Death Stranding also had a very lengthy development phase. Furthermore, some rumors suggest that the audio recording for the game has just recently started. If no major problems occur, you may anticipate the release date for Death Stranding 2 to be in late 2024 or early 2025.
Death Stranding sequel gameplay and story
The Death Stranding video game isn’t like any other walking simulator; instead, it focuses on a brand-new set of overland travel mechanics. This is what sets it distinct from other games in the same genre. It requires players to balance and proceed with unstable stuff on the protagonist’s back while overcoming various obstacles.
The sequel game’s story is still unclear, however, it is likely to continue from the previous game. In the only released showcase trailer of Death Stranding 2, Fragile and the baby Louise are seen in the opening scene. Kojima hasn’t yet made the gameplay public. We can anticipate gameplay that is comparable to that of Death Stranding with some enhanced mechanisms and new features.
According to Kojima’s official Twitter account, Death Stranding 2 is being developed for PlayStation 5. Nevertheless, it doesn’t mean that it would be a PS5-only title, like Death Stranding, we can expect the sequel’s PC release eventually.
That’s all we know about the Death Stranding sequel so far; we’ll keep you updated if any additional information becomes available.