Google Reportedly Turned Down Death Stranding Sequel

A sequel to Death Stranding releasing exclusively for Google Stadia cloud gaming service was rejected by Google back in 2020.

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Google Reportedly Turned Down Death Stranding Sequel

In less than a year after release, 2019 action strand game Death Stranding by developer Kojima Productions and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment begins to tease a sequel or a spin-off being planned by game director Hideo Kojima.

As fans are eagerly waiting for its sequel, actor Norman Reedus (Boondock Saints, The Walking Dead) apparently confirms it. However, a recent report claims that Death Stranding sequel was originally planned as a Google Stadia-exclusive.

Earlier last week, tech giant Google announced that Google Stadia cloud gaming service will be shut down in next January. A sequel to Death Stranding would take at least a few more years to wrap up and Stadia won't have lasted that long.

Death Stranding sequel was initially set to release exclusively for Google Stadia but they ended up scrapping the project completely. Stadia general manager cancelled partnership during mid-2020 for not meeting up to their expectations.

Kojima wanted to use Stadia's cloud technology to make an "episodic horror game" with focus on its single-player. However, Stadia higher-ups believed that there isn't a large enough market to cater to single-player games and backed out.

Kojima announced at Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase that he is currently working on a game for Xbox that he always wanted to create. According to a leaked video, his new horror project is titled Overdose that Google may have rejected.

He also teased that it may take some time to develop his new project but Kojima-fans probably won't have any problem to wait for it. Players familiar with his thought-provoking story-telling technique will keenly wait for his newest game.

Death Stranding sequel could've been a great selling factor for Google Stadia because of a very unique plot like other Kojima's projects. Players would have to wait for a while to find out what surprise Hideo Kojima has in store for its sequel.
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