Hideo Kojima and protracted development cycles go together like cheese and pickle sandwiches, but it sounds like the Decima Engine is bringing Death Stranding to life quicker than anyone expected. Speaking in the latest issue of Dengeki PlayStation (as translated by Gematsu), director Hideo Kojima has admitted that the higher-ups at Sony have been shocked by the project’s progress.

He said: “Development on Death Stranding is going well enough that SIE told us, ‘We have never before seen a game being created at such a fast pace.’ We are planning an announcement that will further surprise everyone in 2018.” Considering that the title’s latest trailer was the barmiest thing we’ve seen all year, we can’t possibly imagine what Kojima’s got cooking next.

[via ryokutya2089.com, gematsu.com]