Tijdens het PlayStation Live-evenement op E3 2018 heeft Hideo Kojima meer informatie en details gegeven over de laatste trailer van Death Stranding. Bij het gesprek zat ook Games Managing Director Hermen Hulst van Guerilla om te vertellen over hoe de twee elkaar geholpen hebben in de ontwikkeling van elkaars games. Op de nieuwssite Dualshockers is van alle hoogtepunten en belangrijke uitspraken een korte samenvatting gemaakt.
-Kojima-san mentioned that with the new trailer he wanted to show some gameplay and provide some answers while introducing two heroines.
-Normally heroes are elites and special people. Sam is a blue collar, but he saves the world through his physicality and mental prowess.
-Hulst mentioned that both his team and Kojima Productions are super detail-oriented, yet their games look so different while using the same engine, and that’s amazing.
-Kojima-san wasn’t sure whether Léa Seydoux and Lindsay Wagner would agree to work with him. It’s a fantastic honor for him that they agreed. They’re fantastic actresses and even more so fantastic human beings that have contributed a lot to the project. It’s an honor to work with them. The same goes for Mads Mikkelsen and Norman Reedus. Kojima-san feels that they’re developing the game together with him.
-Hulst is very curious to see how Kojima Production will use the cinematic pipeline of the Decima Engine. He thinks they’ll drive forward what Guerrilla can do with it as well.
-Kojima-san revealed that there is a game mechanic related to Norman Reedus’ character keeping his balance.
-Silent Poets were friends of a friend of Kojima. When he received their latest album and played the first song, he immediately envisioned an image of Sam walking in the world. You could say that the trailer was a result of that music and of the Decima Engine.
-Norman Reedus’ body scan was done a while ago. Kojima-san wants to recreate his tattoos as best as possible. During a recent performance capture session Reedus mentioned his new tattoo, so Kojima-san decided to include it. People ended up focusing more on the tattoo that on the photo that was supposed to make a strong impression.
-During Sony’s press conference at E3 2018, Kojima-san was impressed by The Last of Us Part II, while Hulst was impressed by Ghost of Tsushima.
-Kojima-san is trying to create new gaming elements and new ways to play games. Of course, players will be able to play games in the standard way they normally play games, but he’s still attempting to create something new.
-In January 2016 he had nothing, but when Mark Cerny took him on a tech tour Guerrilla gave him their whole engine: that’s something unthinkable, and he’s extremely grateful for that. Nothing of this would be possible without Decima Engine. Around the same time, he also asked Norman Reedus to work with him, and he said ok as well. One of the themes of Death Stranding is “ropes,” and Kojima-san feels that he is creating the game thanks to these connections.
Death Stranding is en blijft een mysterieuze game waar eigenlijk niemand de ballen verstand van heeft. Zelfs na de laatste trailer en de "opheldering" van Kojima weten we nog steeds weinig over de gameplay of het verhaal. Het enige wat er bekend gemaakt is, is dat de game exclusief voor de PlayStation 4 gemaakt wordt. Er is nog geen releasedatum aangekondigd.
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