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Hideo Kojima has been mum about the progress of Death Stranding, the upcoming third-person action game starring Norman Reedus and Mads Mikkelsen. However, some people instantly think that new info about the game will be unveiled at The Game Awards since both Guillermo Del Toro and Hideo Kojima will be presenting.
The news was posted up by the official Game Awards Twitter account, where it was revealed that both Del Toro and Kojima would be in attendance at the event taking place in California. The live awards show will see Del Toro and Kojima on the stage on December 7th. Normas Reedus has also been announced as appearing.
Now the tweets don't say what they will be presenting, or what awards will be presented, or what categories will be involved, but many gamers have strong speculations that the duo will be on hand to unveil new footage for Death Stranding.
You see, Guillermo Del Toro is one of the many stars in the game. He was 3D scanned and captured via photogrammetry for his appearance in Death Stranding though he won't be doing the voice for his character due to time constraints. We found out about Del Toro's role in Kojima's game last year when Kojima Productions unveiled some new footage of the upcoming title.
Previous to that, the two directors had collaborated together on Konami's Silent Hills. Basically, Guillermo Del Toro would be working on the monsters and creatures and helping with the cinematic side of things, while Kojima would be at the director's helm for the majority of the game. It, too, was also set to star The Walking Dead's Norman Reedus.
However, the investors were angry at how long it was taking Kojima to finish Metal Gear Solid V, and decided to pull the plug on the funding and forced it out in 2015. The game was missing its entire third chapter, which would have helped set-up the bridge between Metal Gear Solid V and Metal Gear 1.
Not only did Konami pull the plug on Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, but the company also completely shut down production on Kojima and Del Toro's Silent Hills as they were getting production underway. The most gamers received out of the project was the playable P.T. Demo, which was also later pulled out of circulation from the PlayStation Store.
Since then, Kojima and Del Toro have had some bad blood with Konami, but decided to collaborate together on the upcoming Death Stranding, which is set to be an exclusive for PS4 and PC. Del Toro won't be working as an assistant director this time around but instead will only be a character in the game.
We still don't know what the actual gameplay will be like, but Kojima previously hinted at it being similar to The Division or The Last of Us. Maybe we'll finally get to see some actual gameplay of Death Stranding at The Game Awards now that it's been confirmed Guillermo Del Toro and Hideo Kojima will be on hand to present?