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Hideo Kojima Says a Google Stadia-Exclusive Death Stranding Sequel Was Never in the Works

Hideo Kojima has addressed reports that he’s working with Google Stadia on an exclusive Death Stranding sequel, saying those rumors are “unfounded.”

Kojima told Geoff Keighley of The Game Awards: His Spotify Podcast Brain Structure Stadia VP and General Manager Phil Harrison was asked about reports that he was working on the project with Google before making the final decision to cancel the project.

“The rumors that Death Stranding and its sequel were going to be Google exclusive titles are unfounded, and it’s just not possible that Phil Harrison ultimately rejected it,” Kojima said. “I never told Phil that I wanted to make a sequel to Death Stranding. I don’t know where anyone got this information from.”

The report comes out around the same time as the news that Google Stadia will officially shut down on January 18, 2023. Refunds to people who purchased hardware or games from Google and Stadia.

This episode of Brain Structure also responded to rumors that Kojima was believed to be involved with Blue Box Game Studios’ Abandoned, and that he believed it was actually a Silent Hill game in disguise. , was all about dispelling rumors.

He had nothing to do with Abandoned, and his fans were skeptical that he “wouldn’t do the same” after Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain was published through the fake company Moby Dick Studio. Said you should know. Twice. “

Despite the fact that the game’s star Norman Reedus may have accidentally shared that he’s working on a sequel, we’re still waiting to hear about the future of Death Stranding. Kojima playfully responded to Reedus’ comment, but did not deny it outright.

Speaking of things we’re not ready to talk about yet, Kojima’s next game may have been leaked online, and it appears to be a game called Overdose starring Death Stranding’s Margaret Qualley.

Kojima has begun talking about one of his upcoming projects, revealing that Elle Fanning and Shiori Kutsuna will be participating.

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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @Adam Bankhurst and Cramp.

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