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Hideo Kojima says Death Stranding will be better than any of his previous games

By midian182 ยท 7 replies
Jul 14, 2016
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  1. Few titles, if any, could have E3 trailers that don’t show any gameplay and still be some people’s pick of the conference. But considering that Death Stranding comes from the legendary Hideo Kojima, you can understand why there’s so much excitement surrounding his mysterious upcoming work.

    Now, Kojima has increased this anticipation level tenfold by revealing that the game will be his “best work so far.” A bold statement from the man behind the Metal Gear Solid series.

    Speaking to Sony's Mark Cerny – game designer and lead system architect for the PlayStation 4 – at a Develop:Brighton keynote in the UK, Kojima expressed relief that he no longer faces restrictions when making games – a possible reference to Konami stiffling his creative freedoms.

    “When I’m making games there’s ultimately a point where I have to give up on something, where I need to compromise in order to get things done,” he said via a translator.

    “But this time, working with Mark, through technology, using different technologies, we will get around that. I’m very confident that working together we will be able to make something that no one has ever seen, something completely new. It should be my best work so far. I’m very confident working with [Mark].”

    Death Stranding, which features Walking Dead Actor Norman Reedus, will have to be something quite special to beat Kojima’s last game, the excellent Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, which won a number of ‘Game of the year’ awards and nominations.

    Kojima also admitted that he was nervous Death Stranding would be one of the many titles leaked online before E3 started, so the number of people who knew about it was kept to a minimum. “Every single year, there are leaks before E3,” he said. “No matter how careful we are, something always makes its way to internet. So we didn’t let more than five people at Sony know about it. We kept it extremely secret. We absolutely didn’t want this to be leaked.”

    Despite the huge amount of hype, we still don’t know what sort of game Death Stranding will be, or anything about the plot. Even the release date is unknown, though mid-to-late 2017 is likely to be the earliest we can expect to play it.

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  2. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 3,571   +2,051

    What else was he going to say? that his game will suck? :D
    Evernessince likes this.
  3. Evernessince

    Evernessince TS Evangelist Posts: 4,168   +3,771

    Pretty much this. At least you can see he still has passion for making games.
    Puiu likes this.
  4. umbala

    umbala TS Maniac Posts: 197   +176

    Every developer is going to say that their next game is the best they ever made. Just like the newest iPhone is always the best one ever!
  5. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 3,571   +2,051

    Passion is the reason people like his so much. I loved him at Sony's E3 press conference: "I'm back!".
    That was the most epic developer stage introduction I've seen. Sony and Kojima really know how to create hype.
    robb213 and Evernessince like this.
  6. robb213

    robb213 TS Evangelist Posts: 348   +114

    As long as he stays with a publisher and doesn't self-publish his stuff, there's always the risk of another Konami again. But seeing how MGS and the Playstation go hand in hand, I think Sony is wise enough to let him do what he does best.
  7. Scshadow

    Scshadow TS Evangelist Posts: 580   +237

    I don't really care for Kojima but I'm in love with the idea of Daryl from the walking dead getting his own game. I'm hyped.
  8. amghwk

    amghwk TS Guru Posts: 569   +351

    Always be aware of pre-release hype... anyone one remember John Romero's Daikatana?... Almost all magazines were going goo-goo ga-ga over the game.... they helped the hype... but then all of them trashed it in the reviews...

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