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.