One of the most anticipated games of 2019, Death Stranding, just hit a staggering 10 million players on its third anniversary.
Kojima Productions tweeted on their third anniversary – “As of November 8th, 2022, “DEATH STRANDING” has connected with over 10 million Porters worldwide across PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC.”
The following milestone includes all game variants and all platforms on which they were made available, including subscription services like PlayStation Plus and PC Game Pass. The game initially launched as a Sony exclusive for their Playstation consoles, but it was later released for PCs. And even the director cut for the game was released last year; that included a few extra cutscenes and missions.
Even before its release, Death Stranding became one of the most awaited games of the decade, primarily due to the man behind the project – the brains of Hideo Kojima. Death Stranding was the first game under the independent production of Kojima studio after its split with Konami.
Kojima is often hailed as one the influential gamin director and designers of this age; with over decades of experience designing, writing, and directing games, Kojima stays true to the statement. He was the mastermind behind the game The Metal Gear, which took on the gaming industry by storm due to its impeccable writing, design, storyline, and gameplay.
On numerous occasions, varying from the sociological to the scientific, Kojima has been noted for foreseeing and examining themes in his works years before they gained widespread notoriety.
Death Stranding received mixed reviews among the gaming community, but that aside, the game was a visual treat for many; the game created an experience that could not have been found in other existing games. And his strong sense of creativity does not disappoint the fans.
The star-studded cast of the game was a cherry on top, with actors like Norman Reedus, Mads Mikkelsen, Léa Seydoux, Guillermo Del Toro, Margaret Qualley, and many other – the game was nothing less than a movie. His first game was developed and released under an independent production studio.
The upcoming game’s under wraps, and no official statement regarding Kojima’s next game has been made. Although a sequel to Death Stranding has not officially made news; however, actor Norman Reedus appears to have implied the sequel is under development. Additionally, Hideo Kojima looks to be working on a different game that involves the actor Margaret Qualley, and a few screenshots of the game were leaked recently.
Source: KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS