Hideo Kojima has spoken about what Death Stranding, the upcoming game from Kojima Productions, is about “reconnecting the world.”
Death Stranding remains an absolute mystery – a very pretty mystery with a surreal, alien atmosphere, but a mystery nonetheless. Three trailers haven’t shed much light on what the game is actually about, and maybe that’s a good thing.
Creator Hideo Kojima spoke with Geoff Keighley following the gameplay, and emphasised that the game wouldn’t focus primarily on combat. Apparently there will be lots of options to avoid fighting completely.
Kojima said, via translation:
“The goal of this game is to reconnect the world. A lot of people out there are interested in shooters, and people can do that in this game. However I would not recommend that and through playing the game, people would realize that that is not the ideal option, although they will have that option.”
Kojima also revealed that players will only be controlling Norman Reedus’s character throughout Death Stranding – despite some footage of the game suggesting at multiplayer components.
Death Stranding is due out on PS4 with no release date scheduled.
Also on Thumbsticks:
- Save up to 50% in the Nintendo E3 2018 eShop sale
- Hands-on with Kingdom Hearts III at E3 2018
- Telltale developing Stranger Things game, Minecraft: Story Mode for Netflix
We hate to ask, but...
Thumbsticks has a couple of goals. We want to write interesting articles and cover games that most outlets won't, and we want to give opportunities to new writers and new voices. And right now, with the current state of online publishing? It's tough to meet those goals! We hate to ask, but if you want us to continue writing what others won't, or to keep covering weird indie games, or to be able to give opportunities to new writers – and only if you can afford it – then please consider supporting us on Patreon.
Recommended for you
Latest from Thumbsticks
New Xbox releases: September 20-24, 2021
The much-anticipated Sable and Yakuza spin-off sequel Lost Judgement are among the week's new Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One...
WarioWare: Get It Together! review
WarioWario: Let’s Get It Together! adds multiplayer and multiple characters to a fan favourite Nintendo franchise, but at what cost?
This Doom adventure lets you blast a reanimated Maggie Thatcher back to hell
In Doom-based adventure, Thatcher's Techbase, "Margaret Thatcher is back from Hell... and the lady's not for returning!"
Deltarune Chapter 2 release date revealed by Toby Fox
Deltarune Chapter 2 is almost upon us. We don't need to tell you to "please be excited" for this one.
Surreal web cartoon Tux and Fanny makes for a sublime video game
In one day I went from not knowing a thing about Tux and Fanny to proclaiming it the best video...
Battlefield 2042 release date bumped to November
Electronic Arts has confirmed that the upcoming military shooter Battlefield 2042 will be released one month later than planned. EA says...
The developers want you to break Age of Empires IV this weekend
After a number of balloted tests, the floodgates will open for a limited-time, unrestricted stress test for Age of Empires...
The PlayStation Store Double Discounts sale returns
PS Plus members get double discounts on PS4 and PS5 games in the latest PlayStation Store video game sale.