Undoubtedly, Death Stranding is one of the most anticipated games for the PlayStation 4. Hideo Kojima, the well-known developer of the Metal Gear series, created the new game while working for Konami. Kojima confirmed that Death Stranding would have a totally different play.
Kojima said that he wants people to easily get into the game but after an hour or two of playing, gamers will notice that the game is different. It will not be anything that they have ever played before. Kojima went on to say that his work on the new game was similar to how music artists change their styles from album to album, always innovating and trying out something new.
Kojima explained that the change in style may mean that long-term fans will not stick around but this will also draw in an influx of new gamers. Kojima also discussed PlayStation VR and its capabilities. He said that most game studies have not yet explored the potential of VR technology.
According to the developer, Virtual Reality has the potential to bring out emotions that gamers have never experienced in traditional games or movies before. However, the developer did not say whether or not Death Stranding would be using Virtual Reality. In 2016, rumors surfaced suggesting that Hideo Kojima was testing VR technology although it is uncertain whether it will be used for Death Stranding or for other future games.
The developer stated that Kojima Productions will not be following in the footsteps of other franchise such as Call of Duty or Assassin’s Creed. He said that the studio will not reuse ideas or assets and just produce sequels. The statement hints that future games from Kojima Productions would not be a sequel to Death Stranding as reported by Yibada.
When asked for further details on the game, Kojima remained tight-lipped. He did mention that there will be a backstory to each character. Creating suspense is something that the developer likes to do. A new teaser will be released in early February as reported by The Christian Post.