At last week’s Tokyo Game Show Hideo Kojima revealed more information about the first project after his departure from Konami. To begin with, Death Stranding is going to be an open-world action game with online features and a strong connection between story, game, and world. A couple of days later Kojima also discussed the release window for his upcoming project. Death Stranding is planned to launch before Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and before the year the Akira story is set, which is 2019 (thanks, IGN). Therefore, the most probable case scenario is 2018.
Death Stranding is going to feature a playable hero played by Norman Reedus, but Kojima says that fans of The Walking Dead will see a much different side of him than what they might expect. Apparently, though, he will not be the only playable character in the game – the developer teased that the casting is still open and there might be a heroine. In yet another tweet he said the game will feature a new form of co-op play (but no details on that), apart from the classic single player experience.
Death Stranding is going to launch first on PlayStation 4 and then on PC some time later. In order to assure the best visual experience the game will include support for 4K and HDR.