In an interview with IGN, Guillermo del Toro talked about his involvement in Kojima’s next game Death Stranding. He made clear that other than being a character in the game, he isn’t creatively involved in the project, and it’s ‘entirely Kojima-san’s game’.
“I’m involved as a character. Kojima-san called me and said, ‘I want you to be a character in the game,’ and I said, ‘Gladly.’ He’s discussed his ideas so I could understand the character, but other than that I’m not involved, creatively, at all.”
“This is entirely Kojima-san’s game. I think it’s gonna be a fantastic game, 100%. But this is him and his ideas. I’m just a puppet in his hands. My contribution is limited to being a cheerleader for his ideas and being scanned for long hours at a time. That’s about it.”
During last year’s Game Awards, Kojima debuted a new trailer in which we can see del Toro’s character.
“We did incredibly detailed scanning. It took about seven hours or so, just for the scanning alone. We did it with almost three time the number of cameras you normally use for medium or close-up models. I’ve done scanning myself in my movies, and I know that what he did allows me to be a real character in the game, for sure.”