Hideo Kojima has finally spoken about some of the aspects of the Death Stranding gameplay. It seems virtual reality will not come with the game. This adds another layer of clarity, and mystery, to the true nature of the game.
It can be remembered that the Death Stranding gameplay elements are one of the most-awaited reveals from Kojima’s new game. There are of course revelations involving friends Norman Reedus, Mads Mikkelsen and Guillermo Del Toro being in the game. However, not much is known about Death Stranding as a whole.
A recent tease courtesy of Hideo Kojima finally unveiled some aspects of Death Stranding gameplay. In a recent twist, it appears the game will not be in virtual reality (VR). Which begs the question: just where will the game be played?
Death Stranding Gameplay: No VR?
The news came courtesy of RTX Syndey, where Kojima discussed some elements of the game. According to Dual Shockers, Kojima reiterated that the game will not contain any VR elements – at least, “at this time.” This means the game is not completely closing its doors to the prospect of adding some notion of VR into the game’s mix.
According to Game Rant, Kojima did express his interest in making a VR game for his next “official project” prior to Death Stranding‘s announcement. This led to many wondering if his “debut” work for Kojima Productions is a VR game. It seems this tidbit meant Kojima was focusing on making a solid game first before dwelling into new technology.
This means a VR mode can be added into the game post-launch. However, all of these are just speculations so far. It may be safe to say that Death Stranding will not be a VR game until further announced.
Aside from this, not much was teased about the game’s nature. Kojima told attendees of RTX Sydney that the world is open-world and story-driven. This means players will have a lot of freedom to explore the game’s world.
Minus VR, Kojima Productions is presently working on the game’s logic and framework. He added that 2017 will be focusing on adding elements to the game world and adding on the “foundation so far.” This implies that the game is still in its early stages of development, with the company putting groundwork for a lot of work to come.
Hopefully, the end of the year will bring a lot more teasers than the little bits Kojima has been giving. However, Kojima did bring forth good teasers so far, with two equally-cryptic trailers. Regardless, this did not leave fans to stop making theories of their own on what the game will be about.