Death Stranding will not be a horror game. Creator Hideo Kojima and his development team at Kojima Productions did not aim to achieve darker tones for the game specifically.
Hideo Kojima On Death Stranding
This is a big surprise, because the trailers seem to be hinting at a very dark horror game. Glixel reported that Hideo Kojima discussed how he wanted to make something more artistic and unique.
Kojima shared that he does not have a dark mindset for the game. Death Stranding is a game in a genre of its own. Furthermore, the creator also talked about how he has more freedom to do what he feels like while working on Death Stranding. This is very different from his experience in Konami where he had to manage several things.
Kojima enlisted big stars in the development of his studio’s flagship game. Norman Reedus, Mads Mikkelsen, and Guillermo del Toro will lend their voice and likeness to Kojima Productions’ flagship title. In addition, Reedus and Del Toro used to work with the developer for the defunct game Silent Hills, a sequel of the Silent Hill franchise. However, production of Silent Hills was canceled due to Kojima’s resignation from Konami.
No Virtual Reality For Hideo Kojima’s Upcoming Game
It looks like the production team will not be using the new Virtual Reality (VR) technology for the upcoming Kojima title. Kojima discussed that the game will not contain any VR elements – at least, “at this time.” This means the upcoming title is not completely closing its doors to the prospect of adding some notion of VR into the game’s mix.
Game Rant discussed that Kojima did express his interest in making a VR title for his next “official project” prior to the game‘s announcement. This led to many wondering if his first work for Kojima Productions is a VR project. It seems this statement meant Kojima was focusing on making a solid offering first before looking into new technology. Knowing that this will be the first title in development for his company, Kojima Productions, is good news.
This means a VR mode can be added into the game after the launch. However, all of these are just speculations so far. It may be safe to say that this title will not be a VR game until further announced.
The game is currently in development for PlayStation 4. Stay tuned to Video Games Republic to catch the latest on video games, tech, and more.