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Sony is giving Hideo Kojima “a lot of freedom” for Death Stranding

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What is Death Stranding? An anagram for Hated Ring Strand? A trailer for Trainspotting 2? The Whaling Dead? It looks weird as f*** right now, with some internet theories pointing towards creator Hideo Kojima working on a game that makes players build some kind of futuristic masturbation spacesuit. It’s also the kind of game that Kojima probably would never be allowed to work on at his former company, Konami. A publisher and developer whose Christmas card list he certainly isn’t on, after that nasty spat over Metal Gear Solid V last year.

Fortunately, Sony felt like taking a gamble, as they gave Kojima carte blanche to crank out some weirdness. “For our first title, I wanted to make sure we would be in the best conditions,” Kojima said via Gameblog France, VG 247 and Google Translate.

I have great relationship with Sony,[which allows] me to concentrate on the creative part. Working with another partner, [they] would surely ask for more time on ancillary tasks. We would have taken time for contracts, and I do not think that things would have been as quick. Working with Sony also brought me a lot of freedom, and support has been exceptional.

Fun fact: Sony didn’t even need Kojima to pitch them an idea. They just wanted him hanging around, doing what he does best: Making people wonder what Norman Reedus is up to Making games:

With Sony, of course I explained to them my approach, but they immediately said: ‘Go ahead, do what you gotta do.’ They offer me their trust. All the energy you need to put in the preparation of a project, I was able to focus on creating. This makes a real difference.

I’m still trying to figure out what the mad developer is up to. So far, I’ve calculated that Death Stranding is a sequel to a throwaway scene from Kung Pow: Enter The Fist.

Definitely that.

Last Updated: June 20, 2016

10 Comments

  1. LOL DAT HEADER!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      June 20, 2016 at 09:06

      #StayStrongUnormar

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      • Admiral Chief Maximum Effort

        June 20, 2016 at 09:09

        xD

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    • Kromas GG

      June 20, 2016 at 10:24

      It is really bad that I know that character.

      Reply

  2. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    June 20, 2016 at 09:26

    This is the highlight of E3 for me, even though the trailer is shorter than Torbjörn it has Hideo’s name on it.

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  3. BakedBagel

    June 20, 2016 at 09:33

    Giving any dev the time and space will bring out the best of any product. gaming or software.

    Hideo sex me now.

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    • Scott Lee Clayton

      June 20, 2016 at 11:47

      Have you played Too Human?

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      • BakedBagel

        June 20, 2016 at 14:04

        No sir i have not

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  4. Scott Lee Clayton

    June 20, 2016 at 11:44

    Giving Hideo Kojima a LOT of freedom is a recipe for an incredible expensive disaster.

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  5. The Order of the Banana

    June 20, 2016 at 11:59

    Good! Hideo Kojima is an artist! 😀

    Reply

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