In a recent interview with Livedoor News in Japan, Hideo Kojima revealed that Death Stranding was profitable and all the company recouped all their development cost. It even earned enough to fund their next title.
Kojima said in the interview:
“We surpassed the amount we needed to make a profit, so I think it sold well enough to be called a ‘success,’ recoupment of development costs included. We’ll release the PC version soon and have already secured enough profit to prepare for what’s next, so there’s no need to worry.”
Kojima also said that the next title is still in the planning stages.