Kojima on Death Stranding teaser: ‘what you see will be in the game’

In an interview with Eurogamer, Kojima responded to some of the theories that fans have come up with while dissecting the trailer and images of his newly announced game, Death Stranding. Some additional information was revealed as well.

  • The baby is not a clone of Norman Reedus’ character
  • Kojima says he wanted people to find the Schwarzschild Radius and the Dirac Equation, on the dogtags around the character’s neck (possibly indicating he has traveled through a black hole)
  • The trailer is not meant to reflect the story about how he parted ways with Konami, but the ‘I’ll Keep Coming’ does refer to how Norman Reedus, Kyle Cooper and himself keep coming back, like waves
  • The teaser is representative of the final game: “What you see will be in the game”
  • Kojima wants to give the game a specific look
  • The team is very close to making a decision on what engine to use

Kojima said earlier that they are still deciding between two game engines, but once that choice is made they will go into full production.

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To read the full interview, head on over to Eurogamer.

Source: Eurogamer

  • BurntFM

    I hope he keeps his promise. I don’t want to feel cheated like….

    http://i.makeagif.com/media/8-25-2015/72rCja.gif

    • Leguywhodrownedquiet

      *mindfucked out of nowhere annoyingly
      Badumtssss

    • JJBYACHFullOptions2FucKonami

      I have a feeling he won’t pull an MGSV – the scenario surrounding that game[fuck Konami] was the main reason the game wasn’t completely what it could of been, and Kojima just rolled with that and incorporated its incompleteness into the games’ actual narrative, like a true genius.

      If a game as well presented and mechanically sound as MGSV was Kojima’s definition of a “rushed and incomplete” game, it makes me even more hyped for a Kojima game that is developed in a far more favorable working condition.

      • Full Options

        MGSV was indeed severely impacted by the debacle. True genius indeed, there is absolutely no way to seriously pack such type of production for release in only 6 months without tremendous, inhuman efforts AND sacrifices. They tried to demolish the project simply to piss off Kojima.
        We had many proofs that this board of directors can be that childish.
        They made him suffer until the last minute of his contract. When Geoff was lastly interviewing him, I was amazed at how Boss did not felt embarrassed an once about Geoff’s attacks toward Konami. Just like “you guys hate me ?, no problem let’s make it clear that I hate you too…”.
        Konami is well implanted in Japan and its culture, they can afford for now to be so stupid but what they don’t get is that nihon-jins able to export themselves world-wide are considered like real gods in Japan. If they were smart they would have exported themselves to the point that their financial results would depend on a world-wide target, like Nintendo or Sony did. But Pachinko’s and sport facilities are only open in Japan.

        What is dramatic is that when you finally isolate a proper level design pipeline / strategy, it is a pleasure to design missions because it become very easy and motivating. They also destroyed the happiness and pride of Koji-Pro to collect the fruits of their efforts on the gameplay developments all these years.
        I guess what we had was mostly developed before March. They may have just decided to fine-tune things here and there.

        Kojima clearly paid just for being on a less juicy market segment, a great artist judged by poor business analysts, getting their pay-checks thanks to his 30 years efforts.
        Again, it is a bit hard for him to start over, but I honestly think that this split became de facto the best thing for him to happen.

        • Leguywhodrownedquiet

          Fuck Konami

  • If this scene is remade in the full game. By the time I get to it I’ll be fully invested in Ludens and I’m going to cry like him in it. I can’t wait. God damn.

  • Plissken

    But why is Norman Reedus naked?
    “There is a reason and you will be ashamed of your words.”
    Still looking forward to the game

    • Leguywhodrownedquiet

      Pfffffffffft

    • Konami stole them. You can get them back if you buy the MG Pachinko Ultra Edition

  • I hope to see gameplay at E3 2017.

    Kojima did an amazing job with a triler but his fanbase does not understand what this game is about. It’s a great teaser and we want some more info.

    • Full Options

      Me too ! Will be awesome ! ;D

  • Robin030

    OT:
    so i erased my TPP save and started anew. back when it came out i was sooooo disappointed with this game. but now playing it with a different view on things. no damn hype train that gave me crazy expectations and knowing i’m just playing an imposter haha. long story short: I’m loving TPP again!

    edit: still got mixed feelings about MGO tho…

    • Yeah, a big part of people’s disappointment with this game comes from it being very different from what everyone was expecting (in a way, the same thing happened with MGS2).

      • Full Options

        Although MGS2 looks more peacefully achieved (like usual “Koji-never ending stories”, but maybe I am influenced by the debacle, magnifying everything..). The same goes for MGS3 and 4.
        To compare with MGS2, it is like we still don’t know if we lost something as big as the whole Arsenal Gear chapter or just from the RAYs final fight, or just simply the sword duel with Solidus..

        • A lot has been cut from MGS2, but the comparison was more about the fact that both games received negative backlash because it was very different from what people were expected (and in both games it turned out you didn’t play as the character we thought we did, something people didn’t like).

          • Full Options

            Ah ok, sorry I see, I had more EP51 and possible other stuff, playing the medic and things like that was just hilarious to me but nothing more painful than that at all.
            51’s had a lot of advanced sequences and environment.
            Kojima looks heavily gagged by Konami about that. Kojima loves to release big games, it is hard for me to believe that this content was cut for artistic purposes, even if Yano and himself are stating otherwise.
            Maybe I am wrong, but I think that if he declares something like “Konami did not let me finish” (which is what happened), Konami could probably sue him because of violation of some contractual clause(s).

          • Yeah it looks like he can’t freely talk about the series or the split. But he did say around the release of the game that he was satisfied with the result. Of course you could argue he was forced to say that, but that would be going a bit too far.

            Either way it does seem like the episode was cut at a relatively early stage in development (the cutscenes were only 35% done and the gameplay consisted of rough sketches). Also it would seem weird for them to put it on the bonus disc if it was the result of some kind of battle between management and the creative team.

            But who knows, all we can really do is speculate.

          • Full Options

            “But he did say around the release of the game that he was satisfied with the result.”
            I am satisfied too, I just hope himself and the franchise were not butchered too much for reaching this result. After those multiple demonstrations of Konami’s weird behavior, I am really puzzled…

            But you are right, all is needless and painful speculations.
            Let’s forget about it, Death Stranding is ahead ! 😀

      • Robin030

        yea thats def true. i loved every other mgs part right from the beginning so i guess i was a bit more shocked than i should’ve been when TPP didnt get me in the beginning.

        • Full Options

          I nailed it first in say 60-70 hrs, but restarted it blank right away for the 100% run. We are still not sure how Boss wants us to play his games, hehe !

          • Robin030

            finding out is so much fun tho 😀
            i’ll be goin for 100% this time. when i erased m y save i was at 60% or sumthing

          • Full Options

            “finding out is so much fun tho :D” And thanks to DS, it is not over yet ! 😀

    • Gatsu

      Getting back to TPP sure feels great :). I’d play it more again, but so many other games too >_<.

      • Robin030

        i hear ya man… with all these super awesome games rlsing the struggle is real xD

      • Too true. I got myself a PS3 and I now waste all my free time on Dark Souls II…

        … aaaaand Metal Gear HD Collection should arrive tomorrow :>. I already have MGS4 bought!

  • Leguywhodrownedquiet

    Off topic stuff
    Mods may delete this if they want
    New batmobile from JL

  • JJBYACHFullOptions2FucKonami

    So, I was screwing around with CSS, and the stupidity of companies like Konami and other people (mainly on youtube) egged me into rebooting my trollish KojiGate subreddit, into a more serious one:

    https://www.reddit.com/r/AnHeroes/

    I don’t really know what I’m doing, but if you have any articles or news and stuff about people/companies abusing their respective platforms to make profit, you can post it there…

    • Leguywhodrownedquiet

      Noice
      When I’m an asshole on reddit
      So Can’t be a mod

      • JJBYACHFullOptions2FucKonami

        Lol, you can still post…

    • Mr.Pony

      An international non-profit organization that uncovers information regarding the proliferation and abundance of nefarious institutions…is this Philanthropy?
      http://65.media.tumblr.com/20807c0cef53326a27f85707de7ab736/tumblr_inline_mz35ygwqo31r7fr4g.jpg

      • JJBYACHFullOptions2FucKonami

        Yup. That sentence was so good, I’m going to use it…

  • Full Options

    I wish the Phantom Cigar exist, so we can run DS right away…

    http://i.imgur.com/agBMOhH.gif

  • stocchinet .

    If there’s something he can make better than games, it’s marketing stunts

    • Leguywhodrownedquiet

      Kojima games > Kojima marketing stunts
      Apart from the S.H reveal none surprised me

  • ADAMJENSEN13

    “What you see will be in the game”
    I belive what Kojima is saying. Lets preapare for the biggest number of the whales, crabs and other ocean creatures in the videogame history! 🙂

    • Leguywhodrownedquiet

      Belive?
      What does that mean?
      English isn’t my first language so I apologise
      Thank you very much for your contribution
      P.s :Not insulting you or anything
      You’re probably the one of the most friendly users I’ve seen on disqus

      • ADAMJENSEN13

        No problem 🙂
        Belive? Hahaha! I wanted to write believe. Means trust etc

        • Leguywhodrownedquiet

          Thanks man. 😛
          Very much appreciated

  • Lamp123

    So for MGSV it took 2 years before Kojima Productions started full production right?? Mainly because from 2010 – 2012 they were building/testing the fox engine, writing script , concepts, etc. First Teaser trailer came out late in 2012.

    For Death Stranding, they are going to start full production when they decide what their final engine is, which is just after about 6 months. This is also given the fact that Kojima has a much smaller team, temporary office and less resources compared to what he had for MGSV. Also they have their first teaser trailer out already.

    Sounds like some good progress from Kojima and his team so far.

    • MGSV was first known as Project Ogre, but at that time it may not have been in ‘full production’. http://www.metalgearinformer.com/?p=278

    • There is a difference with a new game. He is not making an open world game so smaller team is fine. We are not sure how much resources he have but releasing smth after 6 months is absolutely insane. Too fast but at the same time we need to remember that there is 0% of the game.

      I’m sure we will see something great at next E3 2017.

      • Kojima will also be in Brighton next month: http://www.metalgearinformer.com/?p=26332

        Maybe best not to expect too much. Then again, you never know with Kojima, E3 proved as much.

        • Full Options

          Boss named Development Legend by his own Tech producer in 3 weeks (13th-10am = marker placed) … :DD
          Kojima Productions everywhere ! Kojiverse … xD

    • BurntFM

      MGSV was an open-world game. It’s a technical miracle that it came out so polished. Something so huge with so many variable and so many things to test and debug is a big part why games like GTA take so long to come out. Kojima said this game was going to be smaller in scale but at the same level in quality. I don’t expect them to take that long to make it but I am not holding my breath til next year at the earliest.

  • ADAMJENSEN13

    When will be new survey/poll?

    And I see there are only 172 nukes left on X360 in Phantom Pain. Nice! Maybe someday we finally see 0 nukes on x360.
    I made only one.
    What about You guys?

    • One nuke, disarmed right after. For the trophies. 🙂

      • ADAMJENSEN13

        So everyone is making a nuke for a reward.:)
        “Hey You!”
        “What?!”
        “Make me a nuke and I will give You a reward!”
        “Really?! Awesome:)”
        Hahahaha!

    • Full Options

      X360 were under 40 at some point, but nukes have changed..
      I made one for plat and dismantled it right away. 172… ehm…

      • ADAMJENSEN13

        Really?! Only 40? And we failed? Too bad. 🙁
        Steam have 7thousand! WOW!

        • Full Options

          Maybe even a little less, can’t remember, but we crafted nukes because that was the only Koji-Pro reward left at this time. 😉

    • Danny Patten

      The current poll looks like the end result of Britain’s referendum. This community is so divided about their favorite franchise and the franchise holder.

      • ADAMJENSEN13

        Thanks for info 🙂

  • Full Options
    • Yep, saw it. Not much news indeed, but still interesting. Thanks!

      • Full Options

        ;D

        • JJBYACHFullOptions2FucKonami

          Every little tid-bit I hear about his new game makes me one step closer to freezing myself.

  • Gatsu

    Watching the TLG gameplay again and oh maan it gives the feels . Only two month more…We’ve spent such a long time waiting for this masterpiece <3.

  • Gatsu

    If someone didn’t know, Steam summer sale has arrived. Rip wallets .

    • Yeap, Except that this summer sale is kinda weak to be honest.

      + everything that I has is 70%+ Off, everything I want (not much but still) is 15% off at best -__-

      • Gatsu

        Yeah I hate when that happens xD. Or that I buy a game with full price, and then notice it to go on sale soon afterwards :P.

  • https://twitter.com/KojiPro2015_UK/status/746102361093988353

    Some small info is coming at this July.

    • Gatsu

      Awesome to know thanks :D!

  • Gatsu

    Once again off-topic, sorry xD.
    But this looks awesome, great time to be a Berserk fan when new anime come too ;).
    http://www.dualshockers.com/2016/06/22/berserk-for-ps4-ps-vita-ps3-and-pc-gets-first-absolutely-brutal-screenshots-on-famitsu/

    • Mr.Pony

      Still have to finish to watch the series xD

    • Leguywhodrownedquiet

      Ds = Berserk
      Ofc
      You can even see madafeekyng god hand in the trailer

  • Lex Radu

    Anyone else remember this “F**k Konami” Video?

    https://youtu.be/3ic03eNG07Q

  • PrinceHeir

    Can’t wait!

  • Full Options

    EYEM BACH.. !!!!
    Cr.p / no sub… Any juicy stuff extracted so far ? It seems he speaks a lot about the studio ..

    https://youtu.be/PsYzW8W5Kaw?t=38m23s

    • I am just commenting here for future reference. I hope someone posts a translated transcription or adds subtitles :).

    • JJBYACHFullOptions2FucKonami

      This needs to be translated…

    • I saw him drinking special Konami tears.

  • Lewis

    Hey guys.
    Seeing as MGSV:TPP is astonishingly easy with all the perks and items that it provides, I plan to replay the whole game some day with some artificial constrains.
    What I plan on doing is, obviously, disabling “reflex” ability and putting a ceiling to all of R&D researches. So I decided to ask you, where that ceiling should be put? I only thought of never upgrading R&D platform (and all the others, for that matter).
    What do you think of this challenge and what can you advise me to do, to make TPP harder and more “realistic”?

    • Lamp123

      1. Turn off marking system.
      2. No reflex (personally I didn’t like the reflex mode, so I had it off for GZ/TPP)
      3. No buddies.
      4. No fultons during main missions. (you can only transport your targets via helicopter/escaping the map zone)

      • Lewis

        I agree on everything except buddies. The main reason I try this challenge is to make buddies needed, cause without limitations DD is easy win.

        • Lamp123

          Up to you, these are just suggestions. 😛

      • Leguywhodrownedquiet

        You forgot support heli
        Kinda Op
        Also no support strikes or weather modification
        DD can afford it but storms make stuff easy

  • Full Options

    Dudes, Julien Chièze published his full Hideo interview at E3, 2 days ago.
    Here it is, google-translation from french should be decent :

    http://www.gameblog.fr/interview_1009_hideo-kojima-notre-interview-une-annee-difficile-death-stran

    • Leguywhodrownedquiet

      Ludens is Reedus
      Kojima also lied with the medic thing at gdc 2013

      • Full Options

        I think he wants to just dissociate the mascot from Norman. For example, the suit could be in the game, the overall color palette matches as well the DS icelandish atmosphere…
        But if he wants a true Koji-Pro mascot, then he logically can’t let say it is Norman, because a mascot should not be bound to a specific title. I am perhaps wrong but think the human mesh inside Ludens is not Norman’s newly captured one for DS.

        • Leguywhodrownedquiet

          Dude he is a mascot BUT HE CAN BE A CHARACTER
          He basically has two sides
          The marketing of kojipro ludens and DS ludens

          • Full Options

            I did not excluded your theory neither buddy, I am just saying that apparently, whether with Geoff or with gameblog, he seems to insist on the fact that Ludens is something apart from DS. Could also be one of his new twists, but we need more info to confirm or infirm it.

          • Leguywhodrownedquiet

            remember when he said medic was himself

    • Thanks! New post with this info: http://www.metalgearinformer.com/?p=27220

      • Full Options

        My pleasure Nyxus, just checked their portal. Again, I wanted a little more but their bell ring was quite cool too.

  • ADAMJENSEN13

    Off topic,

    Hey guys I finished Sons of Liberty!!! I will write a little review and if You have any questions or advices feel free to write.

    From the begining,
    Intro: Intro is made really cool, good and great.

    Menu: Music in menu is very average and menu is really simple.
    Playing as Snake and Raiden: Both of their parts are Awesome! Snake has Olga as boss(fight is really good) and stealth parts are AMAZING!!!
    Raiden is new character and we play him for whole game which is not so bad. Raiden is cool character and Quinton Flynn made great job playing him.
    Story: From the begining story is much much more interesting than in first MGS. We see words like Patroits and La-li-lu-le-lo and we try to beat the game to know what is this. After completing the story I am really amazed! For sure the best story from the MGS games I have completed to this day(MGSV,MGS1 and MGS2).
    The best characters, music and voice acting:
    Solid,Liquid,Raiden,Ocelot,Vamp and Otacon are for sure the best characters from Sons of Liberty. I am kinda disappointed about characters of Olga and Solidus.
    They should be more exposed. More story of their life etc
    And the most disappointing, the most boring character was Fatman and Stillman.
    I dont even know why they was there. So boring and so disappointing.
    Olga was for sure the best female character of the game but… I wanted more.
    And Solidus is boring comparing to Solid and Liquid.
    Solid,Raiden,Ocelot,Vamp,Liquid,Otacon and Emma made the best job when it comes to voice acting. Liquid the best. After beating MGS1 and MGS2 I can say that David Hayter is a really good voice actor but there too many times He sound unrealistic. Crying Otacon is mega unrealistic too. Raiden is unrealistic sometimes too. Ocelot and Liquid were for sure the best and Emma has the best female voice acting in the game.
    Solidus voice actor is not even close to great Kiefer Sutherland acting as Venom so I dont know why everyone complain about Kiefer.
    Music: This is probably the thing I am most disappointed. The only good song in this game is from intro. Other songs are just very very average.
    Cutscenes were direceted really great and cool.

    Graphic is MEGA FANTASTIC!!!
    And thats all.
    And my score was: 13 hours, 90 saves, 0 kills, 0continue, 0 rations used, and 3 alarms.

    I know 2 alarms have to be. When You run with Snake at the end of game fighting with soldiers. But where I get third alarm? Dont have idea. When someone saw me I just died and load game. So dont know from where is that third alarm.

  • Salad Snack

    man I’m so hyped for this, and I don’t even know what’s it about :DD

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