Famed Metal Gear Solid developer Hideo Kojima took to the stage earlier today during the Tokyo Game Show to share more information about his debut project Death Stranding, which will begin development soon for PS4.
Originally announced during Sony’s presser at E3, Kojima confirmed that Death Stranding will be an “action, open-world” game featuring online elements. The legendary developer also discussed the theme of the game which will see players, “connected by a strand/ropelike element” which would then connect to other elements. It will certainly be interesting to see how the element works and how it’s integrated into the game.
Oddly enough, Kojima had opened the show by discussing that bizarre trailer we first saw during E3 this past June, you know, the one with the dead sea life on a black beach….yes, that trailer. “Mass strandings occur when large numbers of whales and dolphins beach themselves on shore. If they’re dead, this is called death stranding,” explained Kojima.
“But strands also signify bonds. Bonds that tie people together. Like in this circle of friendship“.
Kojima would then show an image on the screen behind him of four men linked by a single strand. If you know of P.T or Silent Hills or films and TV for that matter then you will know 2 of the men in the sketch to be that of Guillermo del Toro and Norman Reedus, obviously, another is Hideo himself but what of the fourth man in the picture (far right)? We’ll leave that one open to interpretation, but our money is on Hannibal actor Mads Mikkelson.
Hideo Kojima also confirmed that Death Stranding was being developed for 4K and HDR TV’s and will be available for PS4 Pro when it launches. More will be shared on Death Stranding in the coming days at TGS.