Three years and nine months after the formation of Kojima Productions, the studio’s first game, Death Stranding, has gone gold.
The news comes in a tweet from the studio’s founder and creative lead, Hideo Kojima.
Got the gold master https://t.co/bCaXp4T43l’s been 3years9m since the studio’s https://t.co/LWCSa0VDGq to mark the 1st step as the new Kojima Productions.Thanks to Sony,Guerrilla,cast members,musicians,artists, staff & fans for supporting us from the start & for all the way thru! pic.twitter.com/LZMlzG7lex
— HIDEO_KOJIMA (@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN) September 26, 2019
Death Stranding was first announced at E3 2016 and is set for release on PlayStation 4 on November 8, 2019. Going gold means that the game is content complete and ready for physical manufacturing and digital distribution. Given the nature of modern game development, a day one patch shouldn’t be ruled out, of course.
Despite a recent onslaught of trailers and demos, we’re still somewhat in the dark about the actual nature of Death Stranding. Recent gameplay footage shows something rather traditional but Kojima appears confident that he’s doing nothing less than creating a whole new genre. We’ll find out soon enough, we guess.
In related news, Sony announced during this week’s PlayStation State of Play that a limited edition PlayStation 4 Pro with Death Stranding branding will be released day-and-date with the game. We like the console, but the DualShock 4 really is rather gross.