Hideo Kojima Says Death Stranding Sequels are Possible to Further Establish the Game’s Genre
Multiple sequels to Death Stranding could come about if Kojima wants to iterate on this new genre he says he's making.
Death Stranding hasn’t even launched yet, but already, creator Hideo Kojima is being asked about the potential of sequels to the game. And Kojima, well, he isn’t shooting down the idea.
In a new conversation with GameSpot, Kojima was asked about the likelihood of turning Death Stranding into a larger franchise by one day creating sequels. While initially acknowledging that he wasn’t sure at the moment about this idea, he went on to say that, “The most difficult part is, when you create something new, you have to create a sequel and then a third version or it [will] not remain as a genre.”
For those unaware, Kojima has been very outspoken that Death Stranding will be an entirely new genre, one he refers to as a “Strand Game.” Therefore, in his own mind, to establish this as a genre moving forward, he might need to iterate on some of the ideas that he has introduced in Death Stranding. “When this game comes out there will be a lot of pros and cons, and [these elements could become the essence of the core part], but I think it’s better that I keep it going in a sequel,” Kojima went on to say.
However, time constraints could keep this all from happening. Kojima said that he only has one body and can only commit his time to so many projects at once. “There are a lot of other projects that come up like TV dramas and things like that. A lot of pitches come my way,” he said. So while he might want to keep working on the future of “Strand Games,” perhaps he’ll opt to work on something totally different after he was finished Death Stranding.
Only time will tell if Death Stranding will become something larger, but as of now, the game itself is set to hit PS4 in just a few months on November 8.