Death Stranding 2: Kojima Says He "Would Start From Zero"
“I thought, I’ll tell her once I’ve become a little successful,” he said. “I didn’t want her to worry.” Unfortunately, Kojima’s mother died during the game’s development so he never got to tell her, which he regrets.
“The ghosts in the game - maybe my parents are one of them, seeing me in this world,” he said to Vulture. “I wanted to have that kind of metaphor, that within you, you’re connected to the people that passed away.”