A latest rumor has begun circulating that after disappointing Death Stranding gross sales final 12 months, Sony could not find yourself funding Hideo Kojima’s subsequent recreation. The rumor got here from two totally different business insiders, Dusk Golem and KatharsisT, although clearly nothing is definitely formally confirmed but, so take it with a grain of salt.
Death Stranding was initially introduced at E3 2016, which additionally included Hideo Kojima’s triumphant return to online game growth following his controversial firing by Konami. The subsequent years had been marked by periodic Death Stranding trailers, each leaving extra questions than they answered.
Despite every trailer constructing an increasing number of hype for the sport, when Death Stranding got here out in November of final 12 months the sport acquired a combined reception resulting from its glacial plot and gameplay. While the sport nonetheless hit excessive spots in lots of best-seller lists, it seems to have underperformed in Sony’s eyes.
We don’t know the precise gross sales figures for the sport both, so Death Stranding gross sales could be higher than these supposed insiders declare. If it’s true, nonetheless, it might trigger Kojima Productions to must mood its expectations.
Another declare that the insiders made is that the subsequent recreation that Kojima wished to work on was a digital actuality horror recreation. However, that can be the identical recreation Sony allegedly refused to fund, which can get the goat of a number of Kojima followers once more.
Everyone is aware of that Hideo Kojima, together with Guillermo Del Toro, Norman Reedus, and acclaimed Japanese horror manga artist Junji Ito, had been speculated to work on a brand new Silent Hill recreation. That recreation, nonetheless, was cancelled following Kojima and Konami’s falling out.
While each supposed insider declare must be taken with a grain of salt, contemplating Death Stranding’s divisive reception it wouldn’t actually be stunning if Sony was upset in Death Stranding gross sales. Whether meaning it gained’t fund Kojima’s video games sooner or later although stays to be seen.