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Death Stranding Will Be "Totally Different"

The BBC have spent a few days with Hideo Kojima touring his new studio, which looks like something from a sci-fi film, and discussing video games. Although no specific details were given it does sound like Death Stranding will be a completely new type of experience.

“We want this game to be something that people can get into easily,” he told the BBC, “After they play for an hour or two they’ll start to notice something a little different. It’s something they haven’t played before; we want to give them something totally different.”

He went to explain that this new experience will, he hopes, be the equivalent of his invention of the stealth genre.

“Whenever I create something new, some people like it and some people don’t,” he mused, “For example when I first created a stealth game some people really didn’t like it. I want to create an experience that has same effect on people again.”

It seems that the backlash regarding Quiet’s revealing outfit has been noted, although he did say he may take the same approach again.

“The one thing I really want to avoid, like you see in some games; characters with big breasts but no back story.If I make characters that at first glance might look like this then they’ll have a deep background story to give a specific reason why.”

He also seems to be big on the idea of merging media, during a segment on BBC Breakfast he suggested hiding movies in games, or albums in VR.

Source: BBC

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10 Comments
  1. kjkg
    Member
    Since: Apr 2010

    Surely the only reason a woman has big breasts is genes? Or a boob job? I’m neither complaining about this comment nor advocating it. I just think that is a really odd thing to say and his nearly nothing to do with back story in the vast majority of cases.

    Anyway, game wise, bring on gameplay soon please so I can start to get a picture of what the hell this game is actually about.

    Comment posted on 26/01/2017 at 10:17.
    • ron_mcphatty
      Member
      Since: Sep 2008

      Big ladies also have big boobs, maybe his next big busted character will also be a little rotund? If so I hope she’s happy with her size, I doubt even Kojima could take on female body image successfully!
      Really looking forward to Death Stranding, its dose of super weird is bizarrely appealing.

      Comment posted on 26/01/2017 at 10:38.
    • Severn2j
      Member
      Since: Aug 2008

      I think he was comparing the female characters in the Dead or Alive games (for example), who look the way they do, for no other reason than “Boobs=Awesome!”, to Quiet who has a backstory that explains why she is not wearing very much.

      Whether the backstory came before she was designed, or was added later to justify her looks is a separate question…

      Comment posted on 26/01/2017 at 12:28.
    • Andrewww
      Member
      Since: Jan 2010

      I think you’re mixing things up quite a bit. The sole type of reasons for game characters having specific features (e.g. sizes of body parts) are motivations of the people designing them, certainly not genes.

      But as long as they can expect x% more media coverage and more sales due to characters like Quiet, it is questionable who is to blame, the media, the consumers, or the developers.

      Comment posted on 26/01/2017 at 13:37.
  2. MrYd
    Member
    Since: Mar 2011

    You know what’s worse than tits and no back story?

    Some load of bollocks back story that makes no sense at all but gives you an excuse to have an almost naked character. He made himself look like a bit of an arse when instead of “I like ladies and want a naked one in my game” he basically said “there’s a good reason we spent weeks on, honest. Time we could have spent on making the second half of the game decent. And you’ll all be ashamed of yourself for not bowing down to our scientific genius!”

    No, he just likes tits. Which is fair enough. Don’t understand them myself, but who am I to judge?

    Comment posted on 26/01/2017 at 11:19.
    • ron_mcphatty
      Member
      Since: Sep 2008

      There were some great rumours about Quiet being Chico after having some sort of sci-fi sex change, and that was even hinted at in the story when you find men with those things on their chest in the warehouse and some talk about things happening only to females. That would’ve been cracking, a real pervert shocker and thought provoker, I’d even bet that was the actual plot until Konami smacked the story with the sanitising hammer. Chico even had motivation to try to kill Big Boss, and then about face and go all Stockholm Syndrome on him. Quiet’s story as it was told wasn’t convincing at all.

      Comment posted on 26/01/2017 at 12:43.
  3. TSBonyman
    Member
    Since: Dec 2009

    When i see a generously endowed woman i’m never really surprised to hear that they have a bad back story.

    Comment posted on 26/01/2017 at 12:05.
    • Pixel_nme
      Member
      Since: Mar 2014

      It’s the way he tells em.

      Comment posted on 26/01/2017 at 16:18.
      • TSBonyman
        Member
        Since: Dec 2009

        ;-)

        Comment posted on 26/01/2017 at 17:03.
  4. The Lone Steven
    Never heard of him.
    Since: May 2010

    Ah, I do remember the awards for excellent narrative for Quiet. Oh wait, I forgot, she has a bland backstory with a lazy excuse for her thong,bra and stockings outfit. There’s nothing wrong with throwing in some fanservice. Pretending that it’s all fancy and that there is a real reason for it beyond fanservice is just meh. Quiet, she was crap. I mean, as a character, she was crap and should have been Sniper Wolf due to the backstory of Sniper Wolf roughly matching the setting of MGSV. Quiet? Er… ok, she looks nice but the novelty wears off very quickly and well, for a franchise that used to be great at being mostly realistic with light supernatural elements thrown in(which they tried to explain with technology), it was crap.

    Doing it again will not be smart and just come off as lazy. MGS3’s EVA was fanservice-y but it was also connected to the plot and handled well. There was a reason why she did what she did. Quiet? Token fanservice.

    Kojima needs to not focus on stuff like this but on delivering a decent game. He really dropped the ball with MGSV.(Konami interfered etc.. but it was his decision to do what happened in MGSV. The ending is the only ending where I’ve raged because of how it was.

    Comment posted on 26/01/2017 at 16:00.