Death Stranding 2 PS5 PlayStation

We inch ever closer to the release of Death Stranding 2, with production on the eagerly anticipated sequel reportedly clearing a vital milestone: motion capture filming and recording are now complete, and the project will now enter an "adjustment phase", which we presume is the part where auteur creator Hideo Kojima tinkers with things until they're just right.

That's according to Famitsu (translated by Automaton, thanks, GamesRadar+), with the Japanese outlet reporting on Kojima's recent appearance on a radio broadcast, addressing the game's ongoing development. The exacting director said that he has wrapped filming and recording work with Death Stranding 2's cast, although it is unclear whether he meant the English or Japanese cast.

Further, Kojima says that the game is now in an "adjustment phase", where he expects it to stay for at least a year. This phase will involve tweaks to gameplay and visual elements, allowing QA time to iron out any pesky bugs or glitches. This means we shouldn't expect to get our grasping hands on it until the latter half of 2025, at least.

Are you looking forward to getting to grips with Death Stranding 2? Are you hoping to see meaningful updates on its gritty traversal mechanics? Let us know in the comments section below.

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