Sony Bleeds Dry Death Stranding Hype With Live Countdown Event

November 6, 2019 13:53 UTC
  • PlayStation is hosting a Countdown to Death Stranding live stream starting Nov. 7.
  • Geoff Keighley, Hideo Kojima, and actors from the game will make an appearance.
  • It’s unclear what the live stream entails, but we imagine game play, interviews, and a few surprises.

It’s been a long time coming, but Death Stranding is a mere two days away. With all marketing hype leading up to release and the divisive reviews peppering the internet, you’d be excused for reaching a justified point of saturation. We just want to play the damn game.

But, Sony and Kojima Productions are seemingly intent on bleeding this one dry to the bitter end. They’ve announced a countdown to Death Stranding live stream.

Source: Twitter

Countdown To Death Stranding Live Stream

If you can bear it, the live stream kicks off at 7 am PT/10 am ET /3 pm GMT /4 pm GMT on Nov. 7. You can watch on PlayStation’s various social media channels. An event video is already up on YouTube, noting the stream will go live in under 28 hours as of writing.

PlayStation says Geoff Keighley, of The Game Awards fame, is hosting. Keighley has a cameo in the game, so it makes sense for him to lend his hosting skills to the countdown. Death Stranding director Hideo Kojima will be there as well.

A slew of the game’s cast of Hollywood-grade actors are also set to make an appearance. Sony stopped short of pinpointing who we should expect to make an appearance.

Source: PlayStation

Kojima, Actors From The Game, and More

While the contents of the stream remain shrouded in mystery, much like the game itself, we’d put our money on a smattering of unseen game play. Impressions from those who lent their likeness and voicing talents to Death Stranding are also inevitable. As is Kojima touting the game’s innovative facets and themes of connectivity, which we’ve grown all too accustomed to by now.

We can’t discount a few surprises thrown in for good measure, either.

It’s unclear how long the countdown will run. There’s only so much Death Stranding content they can muster up without spoilers. Midnight US ET seems a little ambitious a marathon of content to keep viewers interested for 17 hours straight.

Midnight CET appears more realistic and would suggest a run time of 8 hours. The YouTube listing appears on the PlayStation Europe channel, which backs this up somewhat.

This article was edited by Samburaj Das.

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