Looks like there’ll be a sequel to Death Stranding, as star Norman Reedus – who plays Sam Porter Bridges in the game – has revealed to journalists at a Walking Dead roundtable that negotiations are underway. However, there’s a whiff of Chinese whispers to this story: IGN Brazil cites a scribe from AdoroCinema as its source, and there’s no video clip to back it up.
Nevertheless, Reedus seemed thrilled at the prospect: “I think we’re doing a second Death Stranding,” he’s quoted as saying. “[The game] is in negotiations right now. So yay!” Obviously the original was a relatively big success, attracting tons of Game of the Year awards and prompting development of a Director’s Cut, which is due out next month.
It’s loosely possible Reedus may have been referring to the PS5 port, but it seems unlikely he’d say the re-release is in “negotiations” when it’s scheduled to deploy in September. If a sequel is being discussed, then the decision will come down to PlayStation Studios boss Hermen Hulst and Hideo Kojima. As the two have such a strong relationship, we could certainly see it getting greenlit.