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Josh Broadwell

Hideo Kojima says there was no Stadia Death Stranding sequel

Shortly after Google announced it was shutting down Google Stadia’s servers, a report emerged that said Google vice president Phil Harrison canceled a Death Stranding sequel that Hideo Kojima wanted to make exclusively for Google’s cloud platform. However, in a recent episode of Kojima’s Brain Structure (first spotted by IGN), the Metal Gear creator told The Game Awards host Geoff Keighley that a Google Stadia Death Stranding sequel never existed, even in concept form.

“The rumor that Death Stranding, moreover a sequel, was in the works to be an exclusive title for Google is unfounded, and Phil Harrison ultimately rejecting that is quite impossible,” Kojima said. “I’ve never once said anything to Phil about wanting to create a Death Stranding sequel. I don’t know who pulled this information from where.”

The “where” is 9to5Google, a site that reports on all things, well, Google, whose editor said a source familiar with the matter told them in confidence that the project existed. And to be fair, the idea that the maker of a philosophical delivery service game starring a man carrying a fetus in a jar would envision its sequel on a new cloud platform isn’t that farfetched.

Meanwhile, Kojima revealed another actor set to star in his next, currently unnamed project. Shiori Kutsuna (Deadpool) will star alongside Elle Fanning in some capacity, whenever the game launches.

Written by Josh Broadwell on behalf of GLHF

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