Hideo Kojima revealed new details about the enigmatic project he is working on with PlayStation, Death Stranding, earlier this week. While he did answer some questions raised by the game’s bizarre cinematic trailer, he also raised a few new ones at the same time, as Kojima is sometimes known to do.
Kojima announced at this year’s Tokyo Game that Death Stranding will be an open-world action game framed by a story akin to those he is known for in his other titles. Unfortunately, there was still no word on an official release date.
Although he also briefly discussed the game’s online play, although in a manner that has evidently confused some people, saying:
“At the end of the day I want to offer an action game where people get connected with different elements, not just clubs,”.
Visual representation of what Kojima hopes to accomplish with online play.
While his metaphorical statements regarding the gameplay weren’t very straightforward, it seems that Kojima is trying to explain that the online will be both cooperative and competitive, given his reference to ropes and sticks.
Hideo Kojima is on of the most well-known names in the entire gaming industry, being chiefly responsible for the genre-defining and boundary-pushing Metal Gear Solid series. Death Stranding will be the first game that both he and his studio, Kojima Productions, will have made since his separation from Konami.
If you’re interested in Death Stranding, you can look at the game’s mystifying reveal trailer below, and join in on the confusion. (Although we have some ideas on what might be going on.)