Death Stranding, the new project from the creator of Metal Gear, will be absent from this year’s iteration of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3).
Posting on Twitter, Hideo Kojima confirmed that the development team is “fully focused on development” of the project. At this point, there is nothing more to show the public. However, he teased a new image of a spider web soon after as the “only new information” that can be shared at this point. There is no telling what the cryptic “Bridges” caption means but Kojima will be attending the expo in person. Perhaps he plans to reveal some details during Sony’s press conference, which may or may not be a new trailer.
Here's the only new information I can present at this time. pic.twitter.com/jFYc2B0vqB
— HIDEO_KOJIMA (@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN) June 7, 2017
Death Stranding was announced at E3 2016 as the first project from Kojima Productions, following the parting of both him and Konami. The game remains shrouded in mystery, apart from the fact that it involves Walking Dead actor Norman Reedus as the protagonist, Hannibal actor Mads Mikkelsen as one of the antagonists, and director Guillermo del Toro.
Death Stranding is in development exclusively for PlayStation 4 and appears to be an open world experience. It is slated for a release before 2019 but knowing the scheduling of Kojima, it might be pushed ahead.
It is unfortunate that we won’t be seeing Death Stranding at E3 2017. However, Sony has a lot to show from its bag of goodies. There is the new God of War, The Last of Us Part II, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, and Days Gone. There are rumors that the seemingly scrapped Agent has begun development again. Sony surely has a lot on its plate this year. We will soon enjoy the announcements later this month.