An update on an artist’s ArtStation page may have hinted at the Death Stranding 2 release window.
Like many artists, Senior Artist Frank Aliberti – who currently works as a Senior Character Artist at 2K but previously worked for PlayStation Studios Visual Arts – listed his credits ArtStation.
However, it’s Aliberti’s work with PlayStation Studios Visual Arts that has caught our collective attention, as Aliberti’s recent credit suggests they worked as lead artists on Death Stranding 2.
As news of Aliberti’s portfolio spread across the internet, the artist has since returned to his profile and removed all references to Death Stranding 2 entirely, but not before reset era managed to clip and save the original resume, which posited that the highly anticipated sequel should be released in 2024.
There hasn’t been any official word from Kojima, Sony, or Aliberti itself on the 2024 date – neither before nor since Aliberti’s silent deletion – and as is usually the case with these things, we can only take it with a huge bucket of salt for now. Something to note though.
Hideo Kojima has confirmed he’s taking an “art house approach” with the upcoming Death Stranding movie, revealing that “making money isn’t something I focus on.”
“I’ve been on video calls with a lot of people in Hollywood every week since last year, and it’s not just for Death Stranding,” Kojima said recently, explaining that he worked with Barbarian executive producer Alex Lebovici to create a “blockbuster ” to avoid. Movie.
“I received many offers, but my intention from the beginning was never to do a blockbuster film. Alex Lebovici from Hammerstone Studios shared my vision on this. There have been many pitches to make a big movie with celebrity actors and flashy explosions, but what’s the use of explosions in Death Stranding?
“Making money is also not something I focus on at all. I’m aiming for an art house approach and the only person who offered to do a film like that was Alex Lebovici, which makes me think he’s quite an unusual guy.”
https://www.eurogamer.net/artist-profile-hints-at-a-possible-death-stranding-2-release-window The artist profile hints at a possible Death Stranding 2 release window