To say that Hideo Kojima has had a rough and busy couple of years is an understatement. Despite being one of the most respected video game writers and designers of all time, Kojima was basically fired from Konami right after the completion of his magnum opus Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. The “breakup” was plastered all over the internet, especially when Kojima was forced to not appear at certain events to accept awards for MGSV. But, he bounced back quickly, set up his own company, and began making a game called Death Stranding.
As for what Death Stranding is…we honestly have no clue. There have been three trailers for the game, and yet we honestly can only tell you the bare bones of what it’s about. What’s more, in an interview with Dengeki, Kojima revealed that the company he made, Kojima Productions, was still being filled up with workers and getting into their offices while the office for them was being made. Only recently have they gotten a more full team as production as continued.
This, of course, has limited production of Death Stranding, but Kojima says that this isn’t something to fear, it’s all part of the plan.
“Ever since December 2016 we had not published new information, and there ought to be many fans who were getting worried or even imagining many things, but please rest assured. Currently, we have surpassed the experiment phase, and by entering the next step, we’re feeling the response to the new gameplay.”
The other significant delay that happened was the voice actors strike that happened recently, which meant they couldn’t do scans or voice recordings for a good while. But, with that fixed, things can move forward even more. Kojima says he can’t wait for the day when he can unveil more about this game, he just asks that you wait for it to come.