Following directors George Miller, Mamoru Oshii and Fatih Akin, Star Wars: The Force Awakens director JJ Abrams also shared his views on Death Stranding, when visiting Japan this week and stopping by Kojima Productions.
“Any artist becomes known for their work because they’ve taken chances and they’ve done things that haven’t just been done again and again and again. And then once you have sort of made a name for yourself and you have had some success, the danger is in becoming aware of that success and realizing – or thinking: ’oh, that’s the thing that got me maybe successful, that thing, I should do that’. And then you’re as likely as anyone to just try and copy your own work. And I think that, to me, the people that I really respect on an ongoing basis, who are creators, are people who don’t really listen to that where you feel afraid of what you’re doing, and you’re like ‘this is… I’m not sure we can pull this off, but I’m going to go for it’.”