Kojima is going big for his first post-Konami game. At Sony’s pre-TGS conference, he took the stage to reveal more about his mysterious project, Death Stranding.
Death Stranding will be an open-world action game with online components. He says the open world will have a degree of freedom and focus on strong story elements. Kojima isn’t ready to reveal what this will entail, but talked about wanting to connect players all “by a rope or strand element.” As is the theme of his game, he wants story, game, and world view all connected by a strand. Kojima also announced that an engine has been selected for the game, but he didn’t say which, and that the game will accommodate 4K and HDR to give the player the most vivid images.
Before peeling off the stage, Kojima stated one last time his goal with his new studio Kojima Productions, that he wants to prove that an indie studio can create “triple-A, world class” masterpieces.
Time will tell how that pans out, but at least we know some progress is being made on the game.
Kojima will be on stage on September 18 at TGS to discuss more about Death Stranding.