Death Stranding is Hideo Kojima's breakout videogame for his new studio, but that doesn't mean Kojima-san is new to the world of creating epic adventures. He's known for his quirky approach to game development and his unique outlook on life, so when he takes the time to talk to fans a bit more about his process; we listen.
Kojima-san took to Twitter to talk about the games industry and what bringing a game to life truly means. "33 years ago in Game Industry, the game dev team was formed only 5-6 ppl," he mentioned in a recent Twitter post. "Creating the concept ideas, writing the story & specs, drawing the map on the graph paper, helping dot draw, inputting the data directly, managing the flag, constructing simplified language by logic, compressing binary number image, conducting all the directions and even writing the manual script.
"And then I had to do business management, producing, & promoting. Even when the team got bigger and the task was subdivided my way of making game didn't change, an indies style." He added:
I get involved myself with the game creation from upstream to downstream. That’s A HIDEO KOJIMA GAME。— HIDEO_KOJIMA (@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN) June 15, 2019
It was very clear to see from the reactions that his fans were here for his message, even if we're still unsure about what Death Stranding actually is:
As for the game itself, Death Stranding finally has its release date. The PlayStation 4 exclusive officially arrives on November 8th! You can learn even more about the game, including the awesome new 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."