Hideo Kojima has been teasing his upcoming game Death Stranding for the past few years. Multiple trailers and teasers for the game have been released to date, but in terms of a release date for the game itself, that remains pretty much unclear, although many seem to be particularly hopeful that a 2019 release is in the cards.
However according to Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter, he begs to differ. Speaking to GamingBolt, Pachter seems to believe that Death Stranding might instead launch in 2020 where it will be released for both the PS4 and PS5, and that it could end up being a game that bridges both console generations.
According to Pachter, “It’s hard to know with Sony. Their [E3 2018] showcase was really hard to figure out, and they didn’t talk at all. My bias is that they [the PS5] will also launch in 2020, so no reason to announce any current generation exclusives other than the ones announced so far. Death Stranding will likely be a cross-generation title.”
Sony has sort of acknowledged that they are already working on the PS5, and that the console is at least 3 years away. This means that it could arrive in 2021 at the earliest, so we’re not sure how that lines up with Pachter’s prediction. Either way this is just something that we’ll have to wait and see, so don’t hold your breath just yet.