Death Stranding will not be at this year’s E3

Kojima has just announced via Twitter that Death Stranding will not be at this year’s E3 show. According to the game director they are now fully focused on development. He did however share a new image related to BRIDGES, the organization Guillermo del Toro’s character seems to be part of.

“Apologies to our fans, Death Stranding will not be @ E3 as we are fully focused on development. Pls see me with on 6/14!”

The BRIDGES-pin on the jacket of Guillermo’s character

The official Kojima Productions Twitter addedUnfortunately, we won’t be releasing new info on Death Stranding at this year’s E3, as we focus in development to bring you the best.

Kojima will be at the event though to talk with director Jordan-Vogt Roberts about his career and cinematic influences on June 14th. For more information go here.

Source: Hideo Kojima Twitter

  • Barret47

    Does this mean that this E3 will not have a trailer or gameplay?

  • Well, at least we have a new piece of artwork…

    • Eugene Voldo

      Now the ball is on Konami’s court. I hope they’ll show us something Survive-related at least.

    • Full Options

      And just a (sorry) cr.ppy spider web after waiting for months… xD Muah.. xDxD:D:D:):).. (-_-)… Gonna be awesome… (or not, ;D) That adds so much, I think he has tons to show at this stage and hardly think he’d restrain himself. Cmon, just a spider web for E3 and that’s it !!!??? hem, he can’t be the TGA’s very kernel this time, gamescom could do but E3… is E3…

      • Johnno

        I will lose my shit if Kojima and Insomniac worked together to put a Death Stranding reveal/egg into the Spider-Man stage demo! Technically it would be true that ‘Death Stranding’ is not at E3! Kojima could put a surprise into Spidey. :p

        • Full Options

          You know all is possible with this Dude otherwise you would not have wondered (in the middle of Spidey would look a bit too Sonysh…)… I heavily doubt it but it is possible KP lay low this time.. Won’t believe it until I see it. ;D

    • Full Options

      “BRIDGES” font is unique, unless somebody can drive to one… :3

      • Shadow Rex

        I see a pentagon and star maybe the The US Pentagon inside that web. Also the spider web on the badge looks like it originates from maybe the location of the statue of liberty. Food for thought and theories lol.

        • Full Options

          NY ? Not sure at all, NY feel slightly upper / more across the coast, I’d say the web origin is in DC. Perhaps the Pentagon itself, btw..

          • Shadow Rex

            Ah yeah, well there you go. I wonder if the “Bridges” web and the tendril/tentacle like cables are connected.

          • Full Options

            You mean the black goo ? Yeah, I think there is a link.
            The logo look as well quite oppressive. Like a deliberate ironic icon of some sort of enslavement system.

            Let’s try that xD
            Biometric Redundant & Interconnected Database for Global Enslavement System
            BRIDGES… nah… xD

            I suppose DC is perhaps the location of the “mainframe” where the goo takes the instructions… ;D

      • You get it Boss!

        Now I gotta start work with this on my mind :/

  • Reading twitter comments is hilarious. People and theorists will destroy this art in the upcoming months xD

  • Batzi

    Why are we still here?

      • Jav

        I need to download this.

    • Venom_Sina

      Just to suffer…:P

  • MrVux007
    • Full Options

      Enormous post bro !!! ;D

      • MrVux007

        Big women,big ships,big money and bigger posts….that’t how i roll.

  • JJBYACHFullOptions2KojiBoi

    I don’t want to be that guy, but this was expected considering how early in the development life cycle the game is. Kojima could of jus slapped together another teaser, but when held next to the full on gameplay trailers of its competition it would be safe to assume the games’ momentum would be slowed a bit in the eyes of the uninitiated. This was the best move: focus on work on the game and showcase something that would completely blow the competition out the water.

    Also on to the picture. Looks like a Spider’s web – guess what Sony exclusive that has to do with spiders is coming out? Spiderman, yeah. Coincidence? I think not.

  • Venom_Sina

    Sorry for bad language, but I call bullshit on that 🙂
    Kojima loves to play with his fanbase, so there’s a high chance that he’s doing it again.
    Guess we have to wait and see…

    • Full Options

      Arhey, 1000% Koss-rhol-bazy detected or something…

      • Venom_Sina

        Exactly :)))))

        • Full Options

          Mah ro masrare mikoney, lamassab bad jens… ;D

  • Gatsu

    NOOOOoooooo…. although I’m glad they are fully focused on development but still I wanted to see it . They better blow our minds sometime later then.

    • MrVux007

      Fingers crossed for PSX2017

      • Gatsu


  • Jav

    That art made me think in some kind of connection like in sense8.

    • MrVux007

      Gonna miss that show,shame they cancelled it.

  • Activate your tinfoil hats, PythonSelkan released their new adventure just in time of this E3 cancellation xD Ahahaha!


    • NegaScott128

      It’s funny how, after so many people were like “We should believe PythonSelkan about Death Stranding being Silent Hills because he got MGSV right!” they go and completely undermines any credibility they might have had.

    • Lex Radu

      The final piece in the puzzle.

      Now it all makes sense, “Phantom Pain” is Gray Fox’s Origin Story, just like how “Snake Eater” is Big Boss’s.

      Gray Fox’s Story starts with The Last Solid Game of the Series, and ends in the first Solid Game (Reverse…XOF) and Big Boss’s Story starts with the first chronological (FOX) game in the series (1964) and ends with the last one (2014…which also happens to be the year the first part of MGSV was released.

      I don’t know about you, but i think that MGSV is the birth of Video Games and Movies merging together, it’s the beginning of the character who ended in the first “Solid” Game, both ends of the spectrum!

      This explains why Jordan mainly makes them play MG1, MGS1 and MGSV to the screen writers, cause MGSV is the beggining and the end of the spectrum, the beginning for MGS1, and the end for MG1, cause it’s the last Game in the series, but the first Game in Gray Fox’s Saga!

      I guess it’s safe to assume that the Movie will focus on Venom, and will start exactly where TPP left off, and will end with MGS1

      • Lex Radu

        Yes, i smell a Trilogy focused on Venom aka Gray Fox

        First Movie: MG1
        Second Movie: MG2:SS
        Third Movie: MG:S

        And this will bring everything full circle!

  • There’s a rumour or rather leak going around that MGS4 is being remastered.


  • Demerzel
    • Damn I was so hyped when I saw these just to be disappointed once it was confirmed to be fanart.

  • Full Options

    Now what the f is goin on here !? Tried to participate earlier but was doomed with mobile data in the train…
    Is it me or you guys all Troll-Jima detectors getting like : “Suki-yaki-Koji-troll activity detected” !!?
    I mean why the hell did he packed Ludens and Yoji almost in the same card-board box if just for tweeting this prank only 6 days prior to launch… xD
    Part of me fear JJ is right, but… Cmon Boss, this is game mecca… If he shows nothing I’d understand, but stinks like 1^10000 % Hitori-noji-sushi trolling, ala Moby dick studio..

    • I mean why the hell did he packed Ludens

      The answer is kinda simple tbh. For SIE America’s headquarters future marketing campaigns.
      Remember the discussion when I said that Kojima need to show something significant or better to not show anything? Kojima’s decision is really simple here: He is very serious about Death Stranding development.

      So yeah, my opinion still stands. Better to show off something significant than showing teasers with new actors. It’s not the last info for the game this year, but PSX 2017 or Gamescom is your best option for now.

      I still believe that we will see something at PSX this year, but next year will be the year of Death Stranding for Sony and KojiPro.

      All of this is sad, but game development is hard. Creating something unique, new, with top notch quality requires some time.

      • Full Options

        Hear ya but in between there is us… I won’t feel that disappointed if nothing happens, although he always keep trolling us like deep… xD Yet another occasion to do so, but you are right, let’s just wait and see…
        Takin a risk saying he is fuckin with us at 1000%… At least we’ll perhaps have art-work or precious hints at Geoff’s stuff… Let’s wait..

      • Full Options

        For SIE America’s headquarters future marketing campaigns.

        Won’t swear it but pretty sure the corridor pioneer Ludens will be back in the studio after the event, and in the same corridor. Like an astronaut flying everywhere… ;D

        • Maybe they will put the Ludens statue on stage during the talk with Vogt-Roberts.

          • Full Options

            Wondering also if at some kind of Sony booth at the convention center… At least Yoji could drop some sketches, I mean. But they truly deserve space anyways, not easy to rebuild the best game studio ever and show-case stuff along… Only one guy can do that and will if he has a comfortable window.
            To me it is still suspect / joke, but better lay prepared for waiting longer. ;D

    • Johnno

      It’s also possible that whatever Kojima was preparing for E3 didn’t work out/ couldn’t be finished in time, so he decided it was better to hold off for another time. Hence the late announcement. Otherwise Kojima could’ve just told us long ahead of time. That, or he’s up to something…

      • Full Options

        Totally agreeing here. Koijima is human and more than any gamedevs… The exact reason he is so linked to his fanbase.

    • I know, this sounds a bit dumb. But my tinfoil system is activated right now at full capacity so…
      What’s interesting is that the first black picture has “Death Stranding” name on it, but this one does not… I wonder why…

      • Full Options

        All my sensors are demagnetized even with my tinfoil titanium-tungsten alloy on my head !?… The troll-o-meter look steady though… I hope it is right. To me it sound too light to be true..
        He perfectly knows that even any concept art sketch could help us..
        This web sound way too insignificant to resume a whole E3. Plus that will be the birthday of his new game announcement… Nah I am not buying this at all… Remember how he played with the TGA’s teaser as well, faking that was all right after his speech and Geoff asking him “wtf” ? 😀 He knows all that. I can’t believe he won’t show anything / nada..

        I truly hope his bull-shitting in savage mode…

  • FoxTamerMGO

    the web is forming around 5 lines = 5 monolithic figures in the trailer :”)

  • FoxTamerMGO

    This could also resemble an endless loop(P.T. CONFIRMED).. just like this one..

    • Lex Radu

      Hmmm, interesting.

      The community thanks you!

  • Lex Radu

    Watching Collider’s Wonder Woman Review, something clicked.

    Gal Gadot is an Amazing Physical Actress, and her emote acting (facial expressions) is just as good, which explains why Hideo retweeted A LOT of Gal Gadot’s Twitter posts, and why she might be in Death Stranding, seeing how Hideo also praised Mads for his Physicality in his acting, and how that is an overlooked aspect in Hollywood, but it’s a great skill for Video Games!

    Now, what would her role be? Well, most likely a supporting actress to Norman Reedus (they did worked in the past together) or maybe a Goddess, a Boss fight that would require a skilled Physical Actress like Gal.

    • FoxTamerMGO

      I want that so bad.. more than emma stone and stephanie. Gal gadot is a better actor in every way <3

      • Lex Radu

        I would have to diagree there, Emma is a much better Actress, she has a lot more range, however Gal is a perfect Mocap Actress, she has the body language figured out, and an extremely expressive face, which is what you need for a Video Game performance, not voice, but facial emotions and body language, which is why Mads fits here perfectly, and why Kiefer basically gave the best performance of his career, cause these 3 actors are made for physical heavy CGI roles, it’s just that no one saw that potential in them before Zack Snyder with Gal, and Kojima with Kiefer and Mads!

    • MrVux007

      I noticed that in 90% of these fake leaks,everyone seems to have very crappy cameras.

      • Mr.Pony

        Also no Half-Life 3, I’m disappointed…

        • MrVux007

          Jokes aside…
          Considering 4 key writers left Valve in last 2 years,I wouldn’t expect HL3 to be announced anyways(fake leaks included).

          • Mr.Pony

            The level of hype for a HL3 is too great and can’t in no way be matched by the game and Valve knows it. The game was and probably still is in development in a dark lit room gathering dust and post-its. At this point the safe bet would be just to release Episode 3 in the new engine and have a good story along.

      • Full Options

        Easier to composite / hide faking artifacts in noisy images.

  • Full Options
  • proceeder

    Probably for the best.
    Also, I thought spiders made webs in hexagonal shapes not star-shapes.

    • Full Options

      In all cases, the Del Toro’s pin has even 8 or more branches but as some stated somewhere, 5 branches could hint at the five floating dude of the first trailer..

  • PrinceHeir

    In case anyone wants a recap of MGS

  • My tinfoil hat-system is activated again.

    IMO, Kojima of course does not lie here about Death Stranding. I’m sure that he won’t show anything for that game. Reasons for that are known.
    But what if Kojima will show something that he is working with “Prologue Immersive” x “Kojima Productions” collaboration?
    Kojima wanted to make something for VR. Maybe he is making something indie for VR.

    • Full Options

      I think the situation is quite weird nevertheless. In such cases when they have nothing to show, they usually don’t even attend the event. Of course he will be speaking on various panels, so… But doing this with absolutely nothing to show feels a bit cheesy to me. You know at least some snapshot of the shading room with new elements, like the tank last time…
      There is also Ludens presence… Perhaps a stand / booth where Yoji could draft and sign few stuff like at the comic con.. Or show some new 3D prints..
      I can’t make it to accept we won’t have any scoop regarding characters or something..

      • He is going to E3 for a work, not for some vacation. Just because he has nothing to show us, does not mean he is not doing anything there. He is going to attend to various E3 rooms where he can test out the new games and the most important part, he is going to see what is trending right now. I’m sure Kojima has not a lot of time playing games these days, because he is working on a game, family and stuff, so checking out the industry today at this event is the best thing ever to catch up with everyone else.
        Kojima Panel is just a small bonus.

        • Full Options

          Wait & see mode, here… ;D

      • FoxTamerMGO

        “But doing this with absolutely nothing to show feels a bit cheesy to me” EXACTLY

  • Full Options

    For Europe, we’ll less suffer on Wed 14 night – Thu 15 morning, Boss’s discussion with Jordan is around midnight (00:15am for France).

    Also the PS Conf may be worth (12 night – 13 morning) checking for possible Koji-pranks even if chances are low..

  • JablokoMoloko86

    Point of view , point of thinking.
    – personaly when I look at the web my logic see a SPIDER. I start my reserch and found this:
    1) Spider and snake are remarkably similar in symbolism. Spider is creator;
    she is death. On a Freudian level spider embodies woman. She is the
    creative force, weaving the designs of life and fate.

    2) The infinity symbol meanings occur when we consider most spiders have eight eyes and all have eight legs.
    The number eight is also a symbol of infinity or lemniscate (an eight turned on its side).
    Also, the vibrational frequency indicates the meaning of
    number eight involves cycles, passage of time, and evolution.

    3) The spider awakes creative sensibility. She reminds us that the world is woven around us; we are the center of our own world.

    4) Spider is the totality of the life cycle – the beginning and end.

    5) Not only do spiders and their webs draw attention to our life choices, they also give us an overview of how we
    can manipulate our thinking in order to construct the life we wish to live.

    spiders do this by calling our awareness to the amazing construction of their webs. Fully functional, practical, and ingenious in design – spider webs serve as homes, food storage, egg incubators – seemingly limitless in their functionality.

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