Sony has confirmed that Kojima Productions’ mysterious Death Stranding game will be present at this week’s PlayStation Experience event, although in what capacity remains to be seen. The second in a table of three unannounced panels over on the PlayStation Blog‘s complete guide to the convention, Death Stranding is Hideo Kojima’s first project since parting ways with Konami last year, and will feature The Walking Dead star Norman Reedus in an unknown role. Besides that, details on the game are rather scarce, with the only morsels of information coming by way of vague comments from Kojima himself.
With no release date in sight it’s difficult to pin down exactly how far into development the title is, but the studio had yet to decide on the engine in which the game would be built as recently as June. With that being the case, even if Kojima had settled on a choice shortly following those comments, Death Stranding would have only been in active development for five months, so it’s still early days. While there’s a (slim) chance that PlayStation Experience attendees will get their first glimpse of gameplay come Saturday, we suspect it far more likely that more details will be revealed verbally rather than visually.
There’s still two more unannounced panels bookending Kojima Production’s own time slot on December 3, and although we can’t say for sure who or what will be there, recent reports could well have outed at least one of them early. According to Polygon, Capcom plans to reveal Marvel vs. Capcom 4 during the convention, although if that’s the case, it would make more sense for such an announcement to take place following the conclusion of the publisher’s Capcom Cup tournament.
Whatever ends up happening, we’ll be covering all the juicy reveals and announcements to trickle out of PlayStation Experience as and when they come on December 3, so be sure to stay tuned.