The most acclaimed director in games is closed with the PlayStation 5
This Wednesday (31), the last day of the long month of January, the Sony held a broadcast of his traditional State of Playan event that reveals the biggest news about consoles PlayStation. The highlight of the night were the productions of Hideo Kojima. In addition to releasing a new trailer for the already announced Death Stranding 2showing a preview of the story, the director confirmed the production of an unprecedented style game Metal Gear Solid.
Successor to Metal Gear Solid
The name of the project was not disclosed, only that it will be an unprecedented “action and espionage” franchise directed by Kojima himself in partnership with PlayStation. Therefore, the only certainty is the game’s exclusivity on PlayStation 5.
In a statement during the presentation, Kojima promised to apply the pinnacle of technology to his new project, which will begin active development in 2026.
The start of production marks the 40th anniversary of his career in the games industry. The work will be a hybrid between game and film, although the director guarantees the presence of a strong interactive element.
“Of course, it is an interactive game, but at the same time it is a film in terms of visuals, story, theme, cast, acting, fashion and sound.” explains Kojima. “With this title, we hope to transcend the barriers between games and cinema.”
The game is being recorded in Hollywood, at the Columbia Pictures filming complex — Sony’s own film production studio. As Death Strandingthe title must feature the presence of strong names in international cinema.
Kojima achieved fame and prestige leading the production of the Metal Gear Solid franchise at the Japanese studio Konami. However, after the conclusion of the saga with Metal Gear Solid V, the director was abruptly fired and removed from future company projects. The franchise has not received any new games following the main plot since then. Kojima’s new project will be a kind of reboot of his old franchise.
New trailer for Death Stranding 2
Parallel to his big bet, Hideo Kojima is also producing the sequel to Death Stranding, as well as a film adaptation for theaters. Although no news was released about the film, the director presented an extensive trailer with many details about the plot of Death Stranding 2: On the Beach, which directly follows the events of the original title, with interesting twists. Check out:
Death Stranding 2: On the Beach arrives exclusively at PlayStation 5 in 2025.