Hideo Kojima Announces Death Stranding Reached Break-Even Point, Denies P.T. Metal Gear Solid IPs Acquisition Rumors

Hideo Kojima answered both matters in a new interview.

Livedoor News published a new interview with Death Stranding‘s Hideo Kojima on May 29. The interview was conducted in late March 2020. Livedoor News asked Kojima to comment on the current sales numbers of Death Stranding and if the game is a success or not sales-wise. Here’s his answer.

Hideo Kojima: “We managed to get much farther than our safety line, and recovered all the development cost, so I think we can call it a “success”. The PC version will release soon too. We made enough money to prepare for Kojima Productions’ future plans. You shouldn’t worry about that.”

Later on in the interview, Livedoor News also asked Hideo Kojima about the recent rumors claiming Kojima Productions has acquired the IPs rights of P.T. and Metal Gear Solid from Konami. Here’s his answer:

Hideo Kojima: “This is 100% hoax. Unless I did get them somehow without realizing it myself (laughs).”

So there you have it.

It’s been over six months since Death Stranding first launched on PS4, and Kojima Productions recently shared some heartwarming comments for the occasion. The game is coming to PC on July 14, on both Steam and Epic Games Store. It was supposed to be out earlier but got delayed with the Covid-19 pandemic. You can check out our review of the game here.

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Iyane Agossah

Living near Paris, Iyane is the head of Japanese content at DualShockers. You can reach him on Twitter at @A_iyane07

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