Death Stranding update coming May 29th – will we finally see gameplay?

Even with all this chatter of the PlayStation 5 and next generation of consoles, Sony still has some bangers in the pipeline for its current piece of gaming – Death Stranding being one of them.

We’ve seen a handful of teasers for the upcoming Kojima Productions title yet, in truth, we still know very little about how the game plays. Hopefully that’s exactly what we’ll get to see in a couple of days’ time.


The developer recently uploaded a piece of promotional artwork from Death Stranding, confirming that more news is coming on May 29th. This was accompanied with by the creepy tagline, “create the rope”.

The artwork itself doesn’t reveal anything new about the upcoming PlayStation exclusive, its setting, or cast of characters. The words ‘create a rope’ may be a call back to a previous comment Kojima has made.

“There’s a Japanese author I am a huge fan of called Kobo Abe. He has a short novel called ‘Rope’ in which he makes a definition, a statement: the first tool mankind made was a stick. It was made to keep away bad things. It’s a weapon,” he said back in 2016.

“The next tool created by mankind was rope. The rope is not to keep away bad things. On the contrary, it’s a tool used to keep good things close to you, to tie good things close to you. Sticks and ropes are some of the tools most used by mankind even these days.”

While the community surrounding Death Stranding has managed to cobble some kind of thread together, there are many who simply can’t wrap their head around Hideo Kojima’s latest labour of love.

Some highlights including a sobbing, naked Norman Reedus, invisible monsters, Mads Mikkelsen, and a baby giving the thumbs up. Crazy stuff to say the least and we’re interested to see how this all comes together as an actual, playable video game.

As Metal Gear Solid fans will know all too well, Hideo Kojima has a long history of being a wind-up, some of his gaffs more successful than others.

With E3 2019 less than a fortnight away, expect a deluge of gaming news and announcements. However, with Sony being a no-show this year, there’s a chance we’ll be seeing another “State of Play” broadcast around the same time.

The release of a new Death Stranding video on Wednesday may also hint at Sony preparing to release a string of trailers for its top flight PlayStation exclusives.

Source: Twitter (@KojiPro2015_EN)

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