Hideo Kojima is head of his own studio now, and he’s making his first solo game in the form of Death Stranding, which will be exclusive to the PS4. However, like most video games that Hideo Kojima makes, there’s a lot going on, and a lot of it is confusing and mind-boggling. Seriously, if you haven’t checked out the trailers for the game, go do so and try to make sense of it. Because of this, some players are questioning how the gameplay will even go.
Well, one of the stars of Death Stranding, Mads Mikkelsen, has weighed in on his experience with the game behind-the-scenes, and made a note about the gameplay that’s very interesting.
“The whole concept of playing the game, as I understand, needs collaboration from different people from different parts of the world, which is also another level of fantastic-ness.”
So this seems to create the idea that the game will have a co-op element of some sort, or, it could mean that the game will keep track of how players are doing around the world in the game and have that affect the title. Not unlike what For Honor did.
Ironically for him, Death Stranding is his first video game experience, and since his likeness is being put into the video game he had to do motion capture, which was also a first for him. He admitted that the experience took a while to get used to:
“It’s been a little surreal, because obviously there’s nothing. We do everything. It’s mo-cap. But the storyboard is so immaculate,” Mikkelsen said, “He (Kojima) tries to explain it again and again and again, and I thought I had it, but then this happens and I’ve lost it again. It’s too complicated. It’s too crazy. It’s too beautiful. It felt a bit like being in drama school: “Just jump in and improvising this scene. This is what happens. Don’t question it.”
We know that Death Stranding will be at E3 2018, but what will be shown? That’s impossible to guess.