Ludvig Forssell composing for Death Stranding

Ludvig Forssell, who composed the music for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, has confirmed he is currently working on the soundtrack for Death Stranding. You can get a first taste of his work in the new Death Stranding trailer.

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“Cat’s out of the bag. Yes, I am composing music for Death Stranding, it’s an honor to once again work with Kojima Productions and Hideo Kojima.”

Ludvig was spotted a few times during this year’s Tokyo Game Show, suggesting he had joined the new studio, but this had not been confirmed until now. On his Twitter account, Forssell describes himself as composer and audio director at Kojima Productions.

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Metal Gear Solid V’s music was met with positive response, even taking home Best Soundtrack at last year’s Game Awards. To learn more about his approach to the music in MGSV, check out this interview.

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Source: Ludvig Forssell Twitter

  • Lex Radu
  • Kojima retweeted this. I think we all know who will be in DS… 😉 There is a possibility though…
    This will be amazing if true.

    https://twitter.com/IMDb/status/805838656179236864

    • Lex Radu

      Alicia Vikander, Stefanie Joosten and Elle Fanning as Nona, Decima, and Morta…that would be a match made in Outer Heaven!

      • Hablais

        3 freak Bosses confirmed xD

        • Lex Radu

          MGS4 all over again!

      • Tom Brearley-Smith

        Pardon the pun, but if that were true, then I’ll Keep Cumming. 😉

        • LeGuyWhoDownedQuiet

          What’s more effective than viagra to keep a hard on for hours?
          A female boss designed by Shinkawa 😉

  • Lex Radu

    Holly crap…a little unrelated, but after 12 years of being an MGS Fan, i realised what “Outer Heaven” actualy means.

    Our Heaven, and Our Helll…it’s Kojima’s definition of Purgatory, and looks like DS is taking place in an actual “Outer Heaven” with actual “Skulls”

  • BurntFM

    I would have loved Rika Muranaka to come back as composer. She knew how to write iconic songs for Kojima. I’m okay with Ludvig working on Death Stranding, but I’m not going to pretend his sound is as iconic or will be as memorable as Muranaka’s.

    • LeGuyWhoDownedQuiet

      I don’t think she would be able to pull it off
      Her music doesn’t fit at all
      I’m glad she didn’t come back for mgsV

  • Full Options

    Off-topic : Interesting little Linkedin update… It seems Boss is not only extracting former KP engineers and artists, but also some board members friends… ;D
    After being 2 times president of various Konami Digital Entertainment subsidiaries (America and Europe) and the last “Division Director / sales division” in Japan, Shinji Hirano is since 2 months “President” (nothing less) of Kojima Productions, Ltd…

    Edit : Role – “Responsible for managing extremely talented creative teams as one single entity and providing the leadership to make company successful as one of the greatest creative studios in the world.”

    https://jp.linkedin.com/in/shinji-hirano-12b5973a

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2ae8e16ecd9447d22c39e9b7cfcf050885901c841da8a10f8bfc279508aec85e.jpg

    • Tom Brearley-Smith

      Are they A++ or S rank?

      • Full Options

        Hirano is S++, probably the only board’s friend that really defended Boss at Konami during the debacle and I believe it is a strong and great signal to give to Konami’s staff down-stairs.

        As for Masaki Saito, he is a very talented, rather mid-Sr staff member.

  • Aleezy

    What do you mean? “cat’s out of the bad”…We all knew it already even if it wasn’t official lol.

  • Full Options

    😀
    Found yet another former KP who has joined Boss. He is one of GZ + TPP game / level designers named Masaki Saito.

    Here is his background, YEAH !

    http://www.mobygames.com/developer/sheet/view/developerId,377208/

    https://jp.linkedin.com/in/masaki-saito-82856630

    • Lewis

      Man, your research is on another level.

      • Full Options

        😀
        Here is what we could grab so far about the old Konami staff -> confirmed Kojima Productions Co., Ltd. Japan HQ :

        Hideo Kojima (Founder / CTO / Producer / Script / Etc..)
        Yoji Shinkawa (Art Director)
        Ken-Ishiro Imaizumi (Corporate Director / Producer)
        Ayako Terashima (Hideo Kojima’s personal assistant)
        Shinji Hirano (President)
        Yasuhiro Kawakami (Sr. Cinematic Artist)
        Jackie Tan (Game Designer)
        Chihoko Uchiyama (Sr. Character Designer)
        Masaki Saito (Game / Level Designer)

        If some find more please share !! ;D

        • Lewis

          Man, you’re killing me.
          Did all those people also work on MGSV?

          • LeGuyWhoDownedQuiet

            I guess most of them did
            I’ll let our badass answer you

          • Full Options

            Yeah, and at least 2 or three more that refuse to share their name so far.. ;D

          • Lewis

            >refuse to share their names

            Are you a fucking CIA agent? 😀
            How did you even find those. 😀

          • Full Options

            No, Mi-6… xD
            Those are the Linkedin-wise, could be a bit more than 2-3 anonymous ones, in fact…

          • LeGuyWhoDownedQuiet

            And I thought I the Alfred Pennyworth here
            Wait a sec
            You’re not James Bond, are you?
            Sorry I confused you with the ex-SAS Alfred
            Two british Badasses

          • Full Options

            I am too in another dimension but in this one… Mi6 but not James… Even more lethal…

            https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-PoGcyEgISSI/TooEi_z_B2I/AAAAAAAADCc/P_-2fnIkgTg/s1600/Screen+Shot+2011-10-03+at+2.50.51+PM.png

          • LeGuyWhoDownedQuiet

            Looool
            Shitgun at the rescue

      • LeGuyWhoDownedQuiet

        S++ scientist we got here Lewis
        A true polished diamond with decades if experience
        A badass comrade

        • Lewis

          Yeah, and it’s a really important research. The people who will form the basis of his crew may hint at the direction of DS.

          • Full Options

            I just hope he’ll continue to regularly extract a lot of other dudes. I fear quite many are left, but seeing other leave safely at Boss’s place may give them some ideas.

          • Lewis

            Do you by chance know, who is working on Survive? I wonder if it’s even the MGSV team.

          • Full Options

            I tried to check but most are communicating near to zero, probably afraid of consequences…
            What was heart-breaking during this investigation is to see all those KP JP and LA Dudes either at other studios are selling themselves as freelance… Very sad..
            Few are working at other places or in the nature such as Junji Tago (FoxEngine Tech Director, can’t remember where) or Shuei Tanaka (Technical Artist working at Wow).

            Sean Eyestone(Assistant Producer),
            Tomoyuki Kamei (level /environment artist)
            Yoshitaka Shimizu (Senior Animator)
            are still with Konami.
            I can’t be sure but probably most Japaneses in these credits are still there / captives :
            http://www.mobygames.com/game/playstation-4/metal-gear-solid-v-the-phantom-pain/credits

            Few others don’t share their name as well Konami-side.

          • Lewis

            This is just so fucked up. Hope Kojima fultons as many people as he can.

          • Full Options

            Depending the assets / funding they can get they’ll hopefully convince more to come to da new real moba… ;D
            That’s why profiles like Hirano’s as President come in the dance, because this is the kind of fellow with very extensive financial contacts.. ;D
            Fingers crossed !!!

          • Lamp123

            Just letting you know, Sean Eyestone left Konami a while ago. He is at DICE now according to Ken
            https://twitter.com/Chrisbo_Sando/status/765889211832696832

            https://twitter.com/Ken1555/status/765894528410656768

          • Full Options

            Thanks, good to know.. He did not updated his Linkedin profile yet so that’s why I listed him but did not see this couple of tweets..
            https://jp.linkedin.com/in/seaneyestone

        • Full Options

          Thanks, too much, just call me a graph-freak, or something.. ;D

          • LeGuyWhoDownedQuiet

            Lol

    • Hablais

      You have wet dreams about Kojima and you, do you? 😀

      • Full Options

        Well, if I was a girl.. Yeah, maybe I’d have some.. xD

      • LeGuyWhoDownedQuiet

        Nope but I definitely have dreams about drawing like Shinkawa.
        And once I drawed sniper wolf who came to life
        And what I did to her was NSFW bullcrap
        ONLY IN AN EDGY TEENAGER’S MIND

      • Batzi

        I LOVE KOJIMA! KOJIMA IS..IS…

  • Mr.Pony
    • Tom Brearley-Smith

      Not to bring politics into this, but you forgot Obama-Biden.

  • ADAMJENSEN13

    After watching the new trailer of Death Stranding I was thinking if the same guy is making the music for the game that made soundtrack for MGSV. And I was right.

    MGSV and Death Stranding soundtrack are very similiar. I mean this new trailer.

    After first trailer of DS I kinda didnt know how the gameplay can look but after seeing the new trailer I think I know.

    This will be a MGSV. After seeing those soldiers, tanks and Mads as a new boss looking like a dlc chara for MGSV I think we will got new MGSV. Thats my opinion.
    And when Mads first appears first we see soldiers and next Mads.

    The same scene from MGSV. First soldiers and next Skullface.
    And this will be open world too so… I think MGSV and DS will be very similiar.

    • Tom Brearley-Smith

      If you’re trying to suggest that MGSV and Death Stranding are similar in a way, I can totally see where you’re coming from. If that was the case, then perhaps Death Stranding could be the MGSV Kojima could have made had Konami’s execs not got in the way.

      • ADAMJENSEN13

        Maybe we will finally see the “completed” MGSV that everyone talks about! 🙂

    • LeGuyWhoDownedQuiet

      Gameplay wise yeah
      Story wise I don’t think so man
      But I see where you’re coming from

      • ADAMJENSEN13

        What You like the most after watching those 2 trailers of Death Stranding?

        • LeGuyWhoDownedQuiet

          Not sure

        • LeGuyWhoDownedQuiet

          Maybe the 2nd trailer

          • ADAMJENSEN13

            Directing is for sure great in second trailer. It has that MGSV atmosphere.

  • LeGuyWhoDownedQuiet

    Who the fuck is this guy?

  • LeGuyWhoDownedQuiet

    Who the fuck is this guy and what is he talking about?
    Is his brain fine?
    I have no fucking idea what he’s talking about https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5b8ba08547ecfa7153f1309f9a6da4220a3109808cd1db956dcadc00eaa1459e.png

    • LeGuyWhoDownedQuiet

      I wish the mods atleast asked me before deleting my comments for no reasons
      Maybe retards would not annoy me on youtube

      • stocchinet .

        Hi bud, yes i was a little provocative yesterday, sorry

        • stocchinet .

          To further clear it out, sometimes i post here on MGI, but i don’t always read all the comments, i didn’t knew you was still active, so when i saw your nickname under Yong’s video i was like “holy shit maybe it’s that guy from a year ago, let’s write a cheeky comment to test him out” then you reacted badly, but that’s not the point…also i didn’t remembered well what happened as you said, so if someone want to clear out the story i’m glad to listen to him. Peace.

        • LeGuyWhoDownedQuiet

          😀
          I apologise for having insulted you
          I didn’t have such a great day yesterday

          • stocchinet .

            Ok, thanks, still friends ;-)?

          • Gatsu

            /hug
            We all have bad days sometimes .

      • Gatsu

        Yeah it was stressful time, because we all had waited TPP for years and I wanted to keep possible spoilers at 0%. Some members including you crossed the line or went too close, not making our job very easy. For example kept mentioning things related to hospital part after seeing leaked content just days before release etc. But you weren’t the only one. I think I did say many times to not even give any hints of it.

        So we dropped some ban hammers just to make sure nothing slips out. I don’t enjoy spoilers. I believe we didn’t delete them for no reasons.

        It’s all in the past so I hope we can forget it :).

        • LeGuyWhoDownedQuiet

          Yeah
          The hospital thing was too shitty of me
          I mean it was a fake spoiler
          I mean I got spoiled that Ishmael is big boss and I thought the piss scene was a reference to him inmgs3
          But then it turns he stepped on an IV
          But I did not know so I said a scene was goofy which was a dickish move even tho fake
          But I wasn’t talking about that day tho
          I was talking when the launch trailer dropped
          I was confused who piloted sally so I asked the question
          Eli or Mantis?
          I forgot to put a question mark so people thought I was spoiling which annoyed me SO I started insulting crimson fox and he was like”Email me and we can talk about the game if you played it early”
          I had no idea what he was talking about
          Lmao
          But the hospital thing was a dickish move and I really did not deserve thatcl chance
          That was so generous of you man

    • JJBYACHFullOptions2FucKonami

      Haha. Damn that guy is salty.

      • LeGuyWhoDownedQuiet

        My reply to him was worse 😉
        I then apologised
        But he said he was just asking
        Meh
        Doesn’t seem that way to me 😉

  • Freaking knew it.

  • Biggy

    What about harry gregson williams?

  • FoxTamerMGO

    Ludvig Forssell is a good composer, but for me.. Harry Gregson William’s work is better.

    • Gatsu

      For me too :). But I’m looking forward to hear the music in DS ^_^.

      • FoxTamerMGO

        He did a really good job in the 2# DS trailer, it gave me Stranger Things vibes :’D

        • Gatsu

          Yeah it sounds awesome and similar to ST :D.

  • Future_TraX

    I didn’t like the MGS V Soundtrack. More a fan of 1-4’s OST from Harry Gregson Williams.

  • LeGuyWhoDownedQuiet

    Yeah I mean it’s good to see you active and stuff and streaming FFXV even tho I know you are on twitch since quite a long time
    Looking forward to your grand return 😉

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