According to the latest rumours, Sony are not quite happy with Hideo Kojima's latest title Death Stranding. Apparently, the sales flopped and the game was supposed to be darker and more horror-esque.
To say that Hideo Kojima's Death Stranding is not for everyone would be an understatement. The game received mixed reviews from both gaming critics and players - from a total disappointment to a pure masterpiece, Death Stranding has been loved and hated by many.
Despite being one of the most anticipated games in the last couple of years, Death Stranding failed to generate enough sales according to the latest rumours. Over at ResetEra, the forum moderator who goes by the name of Dusk Golem has shared some inside info about the game's development and disagreements between Sony and Hideo Kojima.
According to a lengthy post , Death Stranding was a flop. Apparently, the game sold well initially but according to Dusk Golem's sources, there are over 3 million unsold copies laying around. "The sales kinda' slowed to a crawl and the game hasn't done as well as anyone involved has been hoping," it is written in the post.
Furthermore, the rumour claims that Death Stranding was originally supposed to be a very different game. Sony imagined the game as a darker, more horror-esque experience but a year and a half before launch, the development got soft rebooted after disagreements between Sony and Kojima.
Of course, you should take the rumour with a huge grain of salt just like any other unconfirmed info. That being said, if the rumour is indeed true it is not surprising at all. Bend Studio's Days Gone managed to beat Death Stranding in its launch week by 36 per cent, signalling weak sales for Kojima's title.
Despite this, Sony will continue their partnership with Kojima. Rumours suggest that the Japanese tech giant are looking to reboot Silent Hill series with Kojima on the helm. It is safe to say that such a massive IP is certainly a better option at the moment than another brand new franchise.