An replace on an artist’s ArtStation web page might have hinted on the launch window for Demise Stranding 2.
Like many artists, senior artist Frank Aliberti – who at present works as a senior character artist at 2K however previously labored for PlayStation Studios Visible Arts – has his credit listed on ArtStation.
It is Aliberti’s work with PlayStation Studios Visible Arts that is caught our collective consideration, nonetheless, as Aliberti’s most up-to-date credit score indicated that that they had labored as a senior artist on Demise Stranding 2.
As information about Aliberti’s portfolio unfold throughout the web, the artist has since gone again into their profile and eliminated all references to Demise Stranding 2 completely, however not earlier than ResetEra managed to clip and save the unique resume, which posited that the highly-anticipated sequel was set to launch in 2024.
There’s been no official phrase from Kojima, Sony, nor Aliberti themselves in regards to the 2024 date – both earlier than or since Aliberti’s quiet deletion – and, as is often the case with this stuff, we are able to solely take it with an enormous bucketful of salt for now. One thing to keep in mind, although.
Hideo Kojima has confirmed that he is taking an “arthouse strategy” with the upcoming Demise Stranding film, revealing that “creating wealth is not one thing I am targeted on in any respect”.
“I used to be on video calls with a number of individuals in Hollywood each week starting final yr, and never only for Demise Stranding,” Kojima just lately mentioned, stating that he partnered with Barbarian govt producer Alex Lebovici in a bid to keep away from making a “blockbuster” movie.
“I acquired a number of affords, however my intention from the beginning was by no means to make a blockbuster movie. Alex Lebovici from Hammerstone Studios shared my imaginative and prescient almost about that. There have been a number of pitches to make a large-scale film with well-known actors and flashy explosions, however what good would explosions be in Demise Stranding?
“Earning money is not one thing I am targeted on in any respect, both. I am aiming for a extra arthouse strategy, and the one one that provided to make a movie like that was Alex Lebovici, which makes me suppose he is a reasonably uncommon kind.”