The star of 2019's Death Stranding Norman Reedus has said that a follow-up might be in development.
As reported by AdoroCinema – a partner of IGN Brazil – the actor appeared in a roundtable for The Walking Dead and said via an interpreter that he thinks a sequel is in the works. Furthermore, Reedus said that the project is "in negotiations right now," which likely means that developer Kojima Productions is talking to potential publishing partners.
This follows persistent rumours that the studio has been in talks with Microsoft for some kind of project. More recently, it's been reported that Kojima Productions and Xbox have signed a letter of intent regarding a publishing agreement.
It's unlikely that this is a follow-up to Death Stranding, given that Sony Interactive Entertainment appears to own the IP for that particular franchise.
Even if that weren't the case, given that the original Death Stranding was console exclusive to PlayStation 4 – and the fact that Sony Interactive Entertainment backed Kojima Productions when it was set up in 2015 – Microsoft landing a follow-up would certain be huge news if that were what is being negotiated. Of course, we don't know for certain that this is what the two companies are discussing.
Death Stranding originally launched for PS4 back in November 2019 before coming to PC in July 2020 via Digital Bros' 505 Games publishing arm.
As of July 2021, the title has sold over five million copies.