Før Death Stranding skulle Hideo Kojima egentlig lage Silent Hills, som ble avslørt via det fantastiske P.T., men det endte med å bli avlyst da Hideo Kojima og Konami gikk hver sin vei. Det rangerer stadig på mange lister på tvers av internettet over de avlyste spillene folk er mest skuffede over å gå glipp av, men Norman Reedus er faktisk glad for at de endte med å lage Death Stranding i stedet.
"Silent Hills had the backstory and people knew that game, knew what it was about and what it would look like. When that went away, I was bummed, but when Hideo described what we were doing next, I completely forgot about it. I was like, thank God that didn't work, because this is way better."
"I like the fact that Silent Hills didn't happen, to be honest, because I've gotten such a peek into the way he works and the way he thinks, and I'm completely blown away by this guy."
Det vites enda ikke om Reedus og Kojima skal samarbeide igjen.