Death Stranding 2 is "in negotiations", says Norman Reedus

Norman Reedus in Death Stranding
(Image credit: Kojima Productions)

It looks like a Death Stranding sequel may be on the way.

While we've yet to get official confirmation from creator Hideo Kojima nor Sony itself, Death Stranding lead character Norman Reedus recently told journalists at a The Walking Dead roundtable that Death Stranding 2 was "in negotiations" before finishing off with an enthusiastic: "yay!"

You probably shouldn't get too excited yet, though; not only do we only have Reedus' word about it for now, there's also the fact this news comes to us via the magic of Google Translate – and that's tripped up enthusiastic gamers before, of course. Also, many games unfortunately get canned before they reach full production… just look at Kojima and Reedus' prior project, Silent Hills (opens in new tab), for proof of that.

"I think we're doing a second Death Stranding," Reedus told AdoroCinema (thanks, IGN Brasil) at a recent press event held for The Walking Dead. "[Death Stranding 2] is in negotiations right now. So... yay!"

Don't forget that Death Stranding Director's Cut (opens in new tab) launches on September 24 exclusively for the PS5 (opens in new tab), although he doesn't love the name (opens in new tab). It boasts new features such as a cargo catapult and the buddy pot, plus we'll be able to use a firing range in our base of operations and replay main game boss fights.

We gave Death Stranding 3.5 stars out of five in the GamesRadar+ review, (opens in new tab) stating: "There is an okay experience here, filled with a scrapbooking hokum of afterlife mythology and pseudoscience, with a cast of likable if bluntly literal characters but it’s a game that, ironically, is easily lost in its lengthy delivery". 

And did you know that Kojima loves Twelve Minutes (opens in new tab)? "It's great!" he recently tweeted. "Lost track of time and just played it for about four hours! I haven't been into a game this much since Inside. A time loop adventure game and a good sense of style."

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Vikki Blake
Weekend Reporter, GamesRadar+

Vikki Blake is GamesRadar+'s Weekend Reporter. Vikki works tirelessly to ensure that you have something to read on the days of the week beginning with 'S', and can also be found contributing to outlets including the BBC, Eurogamer, and GameIndustry.biz. Vikki also runs a weekly games column at NME, and can be frequently found talking about Destiny 2 and Silent Hill on Twitter.