Livedoor News published a new interview with Death Stranding‘s Hideo Kojima on May 29. The interview was conducted in late March 2020. Livedoor News asked Kojima to comment on the current sales numbers of Death Stranding and if the game is a success or not sales-wise. Here’s his answer.
Hideo Kojima: “We managed to get much farther than our safety line, and recovered all the development cost, so I think we can call it a “success”. The PC version will release soon too. We made enough money to prepare for Kojima Productions’ future plans. You shouldn’t worry about that.”
Later on in the interview, Livedoor News also asked Hideo Kojima about the recent rumors claiming Kojima Productions has acquired the IPs rights of P.T. and Metal Gear Solid from Konami. Here’s his answer:
Hideo Kojima: “This is 100% hoax. Unless I did get them somehow without realizing it myself (laughs).”
Oh snap! I know there were people here who believed the game was a commercial flop, but according to Kojima, the game broke even on PS4, and there's still the PC version to go. And it looks like Kojima Productions is still in great shape. Take that, Kojima haytahs!