We still do not know what Death Stranding has in store for us, but, fortunately, Norman Reedus, the actor who will play Sam in Hideo Kojima’s project, spoke recently about the general concept of the game.
During his participation in the B&H Photography podcast, Reedus affirmed that Death Stranding will create, above all, connections. Kojima had already said something about the issue, arguing that in his new title there will be no winners or losers. Despite this, the concept was not entirely clear.
Reedus added that the idea is ahead of its time, so Death Stranding will break the game models to which we are accustomed in a certain way. This is because Kojima and his team have worked to go against the current time and generate a new conception of the game.
“The concept is so mind-blowing, because it’s not like, you know, “kill everybody and win the game”, it’s a connecting thing. It’s like the opposite. And, you know, it’s so ahead of its time. And there’s elements of social media in it,” confirmed Reedus.
The actor also insinuated that the title, in some way, changes the loneliness of the act of playing. “The idea is that, you know, you have so many games, and so many parts of millennial culture I guess, is being alone in a room. And you lose physical contact with people. This is after that and the re-establishing of that physical contact,” concluded the actor.
The previous thing could be related to the mechanics of Death Stranding, where death will have a very relevant function. Kojima said he is preparing an important announcement of the title for this year, so we will undoubtedly know more about the project.
The Japanese developer also said that he does not waste money or time on his game and revealed that the experimental phase of the title has already concluded. Death Stranding will hit PlayStation 4, but Kojima has yet to reveal a launch window.
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