Death Stranding is one of the most divisive titles of the year. Hideo Kojima and his team turned gaming on its head with a seemingly new genre rich with a philosophically-driven narrative and unique gameplay. While many praised the story for what it was, the divisiveness game from the gameplay mechanics itself. Despite that, the desire for a sequel is high and that’s something that the game’s creator opened up more on recently.
In a recent interview over at Vulture, Kojima mentioned that he’d love to continue working with Norman Reedus, though perhaps not specifically for the continuation of Death Stranding. He mentioned that if a Death Stranding sequel were to come about, he would “start from zero,” meaning a sequel wouldn’t necessarily be a continuation of the characters as we know them.
In the same vein, he also mentioned how the film Taxi Driver drove his inspirations behind Death Stranding and his perception of Americans, “Travis [Bickle] was the same as me in a way. I’m Japanese; I thought every American guy never even felt solitude. So this was new to me. When I saw Taxi Driver, I was surprised but I empathized. I felt relieved,” Kojima said. “That’s why I added this indirect online connection in the game — so that people will feel it’s alright, it’s okay. You’re relieved that you’re not alone. You see other people’s footprints and think it’s not just me here.”
You can learn even more Death Stranding, including the awesome collector’s edition, with our previous coverage here! You can also check out the official synopsis below:
“Sam Bridges must brave a world utterly transformed by the Death Stranding. Carrying the stranded remnants of the future in his hands, Sam embarks on a journey to reunite the shattered world one step at a time. What is the mystery of the Death Stranding? What will Sam discover on the road ahead? A genre-defining gameplay experience holds these answers and more.”
For now, Death Stranding is available on PlayStation 4 with a Summer 2020 release planned for Steam and the Epic Games Store.