With the fifth annual Game Awards 2018 show right around the corner, the rumor mill is naturally starting to heat up. With its inclusion of large scale announcements and reveals, Geoff Keighley’s celebration of all aspects of gaming has become somewhat of a breeding ground for rumors to spread over the past few years. Keighley, who has a personal relationship with long revered game director/developer Hideo Kojima (Metal Gear Solid, Zone of the Enders), has shown multiple previews for the director’s upcoming “action” game, Death Stranding (no knock on the game, I just honestly don’t know how else to truly describe it in terms of genre); and now it looks like he might be shedding some big information on the game again this year.
In a report first acknowledged by Brazilian site Combo Infinito, the site is reporting that both PlayStation platform exclusives Death Stranding and Ghosts of Tsushima will show new game play footage, and will conclude with release windows for both. The email, which can be seen below in its original state, also mentions that the long in development exclusive Dreams will be given a solidified release date as well. The translation of the original email is as follows:
Opening windows for Death Stranding and Ghosts of Tsushima will be unveiled during this year’s edition of The Game Awards next month. Official release date of Dreams will also be announced.
Death Stranding, which was first shown at E3 2016, is the first game to be released under Kojima Productions since the studio and publisher Konami ended its affiliation and became independent. Since then, the game has mostly been shrouded in mystery, in both its plot and release window, with rumors even circulating saying it could possible be a cross generation game, launching with the inevitable PlayStation 5 in 2020. Sucker Punch’s Ghosts of Tsushima also is mentioned in the previously state rumors, which could align with the narrative of this email supposedly from Sony Brazil.
As usual, please keep in mind these are rumors, and until confirmation from official sources with the companies, they should remain categorized as so. The Game Awards 2018 are set to air live on December 6th, 2018.
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