Death Stranding Won’t Be At E3 This Year
Death Stranding
(Last Updated On: June 8, 2017)

Hideo Kojima dropped some unfortunate news for gamers looking forward to seeing Death Stranding at this year’s E3. The game may be forfeiting an appearance but Hideo Kojima is supposedly going to be in attendance at the E3 Coliseum with Geoff Keighley.

The news came courtesy of a tweet from Hideo Kojima, who posted the following message for fans.

This isn’t too surprising. Death Stranding is still heavy in development and the only thing they managed to finish last year were a few cinematics involving Norman Reedus, Mads Mikkelsen and Guillermo Del Toro.

Kojima revealed last year that they were still heavy in development of the game, and they were working with Guerrilla Games with the Decima Engine in order to build Death Stranding. They still had to gut some of the engine in order to convert it to fit the more realistic aesthetic for Kojima’s title. Originally the Decima Engine was used for Horizon: Zero Dawn, which was praised for its lighting and environments, but it was pretty obvious in the Death Stranding in-engine cinematics that the game was utilizing the engine’s lighting capabilities in a far different way than how Guerrilla Games used it for Horizon.

So what will Kojima be doing with Geoff at the E3 Coliseum? Well, we won’t know until next week. I can only imagine that it will be an hour or so of discussion about what they’re working on with the game, but you won’t be seeing any actual gameplay footage.

So far Death Stranding has been described as a mix of games like The Division and Uncharted 4 as a third-person adventure-action game of sorts. We still have no idea what you actually do, but most people are expecting an over-the-shoulder shooter.

Hopefully we’ll get to see some actual gameplay at the Tokyo Game Show later this year in September.


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  • LurkerJK

    Kojima still needs to prove he is not another Tim Schaffer

    We once talked about Activision’s Kotick the same way we are talking about Konami and a few years later we had to concede that he was saying the truth about the guy, he cant manage project to save his life

    That disgusting show they made around Kojima last year was the stupidest thing ive ever seen, you are over-hyping a dude you think he is, you dont know who he really is yet, history has not been kind with rock-star developers with too much freedom

  • Disqusted

    I keep thinking the header image looks like Milo.

  • Disqusted

    I keep thinking the header image looks like Milo.

  • durka durka

    Dont worry guys metal gear surviver is gonna make up for it…..pfttttt ahHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHHHAHAHAHA LOL konami die please, just die.

  • MONAD

    Am I the only one that honestly just doesn’t give a shit about Hideo Kojima anymore?

    • Disqusted

      I would if he was making something that actually looked interesting to me. The Division and Uncharted 4, huh? Two games I don’t really care about or intend to play.

    • Disqusted

      I would if he was making something that actually looked interesting to me. The Division and Uncharted 4, huh? Two games I don’t really care about or intend to play.

    • LurkerJK

      You are not, and Doritos pope giving him head on camera is not helping

  • DizzyGear

    This will be the new The Last Guardian for Sony will it?

    • Disqusted

      Ugh. I really regret buying The Last Guardian.

    • Disqusted

      Ugh. I really regret buying The Last Guardian.

    • RichardGristle

      Na it was always going to be in development for 4+ years, they just did the typical retarded thing and premiered it entirely too early.

  • Migi

    I’ll forgive sony as long as they give me Bloodborne 2 this year.