There’s no doubt that Death Stranding”, which is currently in development for PS4, is a hotly anticipated open-world title from the acclaimed game creator, Hideo Kojima. It features big Hollywood stars like "The Walking Dead" sensation, Norman Reedus, versatile "Hannibal" actor Mads Mikkelsen, and the special participation of multi-awarded film director, Guillermo del Toro.

The Kojima effect

One of the major appealing factors surrounding the hype for the game is that it has the Kojima effect, the game producer of the controversial “Metal Gear Solid” series.

But it seems it's water under the bridge now as to whatever happened during his last few years with Konami.

The man has moved on, with Sony now giving him a full creative freedom to produce the game of his dreams and here comes, “Death Stranding.” While the game producer has yet to show some more of it soon, perhaps at PlayStation Experience (PSX) 2017 this December, interesting details have begun to unfold after its surprise E3 debut last year.

Death Stranding in playable form

A lot of players were rooting for a major gameplay reveal at E3 2017 last June, but alas, it did not make it to the official list of PS4 major games that were shown at Sony’s presser. Its absence miffed the fans and some even commented that it might still be in early stages of development and will require a few more years before it hits the store shelves.

However, SIE President and CEO Shawn Layden debunked this chatter and also confirmed that he actually played the game, suggesting that it’s already in playable form. Needless to say, the development is in full swing but Layden didn’t go into specifics. He simply said that he just couldn’t put into words what the game is all about.

It could be his sly way not to dish anything until the right moment arrives but still, this is definitely a good news for the fans.

PSX 2017 gameplay reveal possible

It is anybody's guess that after it skipped E3, the next best platform for a big gameplay reveal is at Sony-centric PSX 2017 in December. The topic of conversation that churns online is that it will be showcased alongside another huge PS4 video game, “The Last of Us 2.”

PSX will take place on December 9-10, 2017 at Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.

Sony has yet to announce further details of the video games that will appear at the event, so for now, this remains a mere speculation.

Despite that gamers have to know what to expect from “Death Stranding”, one thing is darn sure about any Kojima game. It is a complex one and it has the element of astounding twists and turns before anyone can take a deep dive into the story.