Death Stranding, the extremely anticipated subsequent recreation from the creator of Metal Gear Solid, is on the selecting tables stage. This’ll make sense in a minute.
Death Stranding got here up throughout Hideo Kojima’s look on the Tribeca Games Festival this weekend – unsurprisingly, since we’re all agog to know extra.
As reported by Engadget, Kojima mentioned Death Stranding is “going pretty well” when requested about growth progress.
Kojima Productions has “the general plan for the project” and a plot, apparently, and is testing numerous programs; it feels like he meant each technical and gameplay-related. In different phrases, Death Stranding continues to be within the comparatively early levels, with heaps to lock down.
To illustrate the venture’s timing, Kojima mentioned if Death Stranding was a restaurant, he’d be selecting tables and planning menus. Okay.
Kojima had heaps to say on numerous matters and you must hit the hyperlink above for extra, however the bit I discovered most fascinating was his touch upon utilizing well-known actors in video games, a method he embraced for Metal Gear Solid 5 Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain with Kiefer Sutherland, and continued in PT with Norman Reedus. Reedus additionally returns for Death Stranding, which options Mads Mikkelsen as the villain and director Guillermo del Toro in a smaller position.
“By bringing in actors, they do some things that I don’t imagine,” Kojima defined of this new development in his work. “That alone makes the world bigger, there’s something happening on the stage.” Apparently this creates extra practical characters than the Death Stranding crew may construct with creativeness and CG alone.
It’s in all probability the closest we’ll ever get for an honest clarification as to why Kojima ditched beloved Metal Gear Solid voice actor David Hayter in favour of an even bigger Hollywood title.
Death Stranding has a bonus over Metal Gear Solid in that it’s a brand new IP, so we’ve no expectations for Kojima to upset – though I’ve a sense those that go in anticipating a army stealth motion recreation may be in for a bit of a shock, regardless of Kojima’s insistence that it’s going to really feel acquainted to third-person motion followers.
Death Stranding is coming to PS4. Nobody is aware of when. Probably not in 2017.