Death Stranding Sequel

Norman Reedus Says a Death Stranding Sequel is Already ‘In Negotiations’

Norman Reedus, the actor who played Sam Porter Bridges in Death Stranding, revealed in a recent interview that negotiations are ongoing for a Death Stranding sequel. The news comes just after Kojima Productions revealed new gameplay footage of the upcoming Death Stranding Director’s Cut. While the new release promises fans a variety of new content and PS5 enhancements, the prospect of a completely separate game that picks up where Death Stranding left off is entirely new.

The news comes from IGN Brazil’s Vitoria Pratini, who asked Reedus various questions about his characters during an interview about the upcoming season of The Walking Dead—the popular zombie drama series where the actor plays Daryl Dixon. Aside from stating that Sam Porter Bridges would likely win a marathon against Daryl Dixon, Reedus revealed (albeit a tad nonchalantly) that discussions are already ongoing at Kojima Productions for a Death Stranding 2.

As translated by TheGamer, the actor reportedly stated, “I think we’re doing a second Death Stranding. [The game] is in negotiations right now. So… Yay!”

Pratini cautions, however, that it is still unclear whether the actor truly meant a direct sequel, or was simply mentioning Death Stranding Director’s Cut’s release on September 24, 2021. Furthermore, though this news lines up with rumors of a new project in development at Kojima Productions from October last year, that project could have been the Director’s Cut as well.

People are already picking apart the preview trailer for the Director’s Cut for clues, specifically citing a strange cutscene included at the end of the trailer where Sam is almost attacked by a whale as he hangs his head out of a doorway that appears to be deep in an abyss. Regardless, with the Director’s Cut release coming up next month and the sequel only “in negotiations,” it’s highly unlikely Death Stranding fans will get to see an official announcement any time soon.

For now, it’s best to take Norman’s words with a grain of salt and wait for confirmation from Kojima Productions and/or PlayStation Studios.

[Source: IGN Brazil, via TheGamer]