Death Stranding Has Open World and Online Elements 

By Brian Ashcraft on at

Hideo Kojima hasn’t talked much about the actual game play in his upcoming title Death Stranding. Today in Tokyo, he shed a tiny bit of light on what to expect.

According to Kojima, it’s an action game with open world, giving the player a degree of freedom, but it also has the story element you’d expect from a Kojima game. He said that Death Stranding does have an online element, but did not reveal how large that element is.

Kojima added that most games, basically, have people going at each other like aggressors. Death Stranding will have action, of course, but he wants the game to create links — strands, if you will — between players, instead of just having them try to knock each other down.

From the sound of it, this sounds like it could be his biggest departure yet. Having players face off is a long-standing game mechanic, so not relying only on that formula could make for an interesting experience, but one that’s risky for him as a game creator.

Kojima Productions now has an office, and Death Stranding now has a game engine, but don’t expect this one anytime soon. It seems like it’s a while off.