Hideo Kojima Spotted with PlayStation Boss Jim Ryan Amid Death Stranding 2 Rumors

Hideo Kojima was recently spotted alongside Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan as rumors of a Death Stranding sequel swirl.


An image uploaded to Hideo Kojima’s Twitter has fans speculating about the heavily rumored death stranding 2 with Kojima pictured with Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan. The purported sequel to Kojima Productions’ debut game has been the subject of several rumors in recent months. Kojima himself has even teased fans with minor details about a mysterious upcoming project from Kojima Productions, sharing cryptic messages with fans of the legendary director. Now, Kojima has incited rumors once again with a recent appearance alongside Jim Ryan.

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The tweet from Kojima shows the Kojima Productions founder side-by-side with Sony Interactive CEO Jim Ryan, with the two having plenty of history collaborating with one another. While the tweet seems innocuous as Kojima is one of the most recognizable creators in the industry, the appearance alongside the PlayStation boss comes as rumors of a death stranding sequel have swelled. The appearance with Ryan is significant due to death stranding‘s status as a PlayStation-exclusive on consoles.

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The appearance with Ryan comes as just one part of a series of events leading fans to speculate that death stranding 2 is in the works at Kojima Productions. Recent teasers have hinted at the first member of the game’s cast, confirming actress Elle Fanning will appear in Kojima Productions’ new game. The role will be Fanning’s first time voice acting in a video game after previously appearing in films like Super 8 and Maleficent. A trusted Sony leaker has even suggested that Kojima Productions’ upcoming game is in fact the rumored death stranding 2.

While many fans have speculated about Hideo Kojima’s appearance with Jim Ryan, the iconic director often appears with major figures in the gaming industry on social media. Tea Metal Gear Solid creator is active on Twitter and often posts pictures meeting with gaming figureheads like Geoff Keighley and Hermen Hulst. Kojima regularly shares his opinions on a variety of games and media on his Twitter, recently praising Cyberpunk 2077‘s anime adaptation Edgerunners. The Kojima Productions boss also recently launched his own podcast, where he discusses his creative process.

No official confirmation has been made of a potential sequel coming for death stranding, but recent reports have given plenty of new information about the franchise as a whole. A report following the announcement of Google Stadia’s impending closure reveals Kojima had previously proposed a Stadia-exclusive death stranding follow-up to Google for the cloud platform. death stranding was also added to PC Game Pass earlier this year in August. Kojima’s appearance with Jim Ryan is sure to spark even more rumors as fans await news of a potential death stranding 2.

death stranding is available now for PC, PS4, and PS5.

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