Hideo Kojima's Death Stranding Panel Will Take Place During PlayStation Experience

by Robert Workman


With the PlayStation Experience event happening this weekend, thousands of fans are flocking to it to check out the latest games for PS4, as well as superstar panels and esports-related competitions. Well, add one more highlight to the list, as Hideo Kojima is coming – with more Death Stranding.

The superstar game director, who will be at the Game Awards 2016 Thursday night to accept a lifetime achievement award (after being shut out last year by Konami), will be part of the panel, which takes place on December 3rd at 1 PM. Kojima will team up with other "special guests" (Norman Reedus, mayhaps?) to discuss the game, which was revealed earlier this year during E3 2016, much to everyone's surprise.

The game, currently in development for PC and PlayStation 4, isn't expected to arrive for a few years, but paints a curious new direction for the Metal Gear Solid creator, focusing on a very murky future surrounding Reedus' character. Plot details haven't been provided yet, but more than likely, the panel will provide additional information on what people can expect.

More panels for the event are likely to be announced shortly, as two unannounced panels are set to take place on the 3rd as well – probably with projects that will be announced that morning during the opening keynote, which starts at 10 AM PDT on that day. And for those that can't attend in person, don't sweat it, as Sony will be live-streaming both the keynote and the panels, so you can check out all the action from the comfort of your home.

In the meantime, if you haven't checked out Death Stranding yet, we've included the stunning E3 trailer below, so you can try and decipher what's happening as well. Us? We have no idea – but that's just part of Kojima's magic.

Death Stranding will release for PC and PlayStation 4 somewhere down the road.

By Robert Workman

Robert Workman has spent years working in the video game industry, for sites like Shacknews, AOL GameDaily and Marooners Rock. He's also very skilled in contributing to podcasts and video broadcasts, and can pretty much out-game you under the table. Oh, and just go ahead and ask him about glorious craft beers. Go on, ask him.