There’s a certain spark of madness that often comes with genius, and Hideo Kojima is no exception. The creator of Metal Gear Solid has said that when he first explained Death Stranding, no one in the studio actually understood what he was talking about. We can’t really blame them, either.
Death Stranding is one of the most-anticipated but least-understood video games that has been announced in the last few years. We know nothing about its plot and characters, nothing about its world, and no idea what in the ever-living hell is happening in any of its trailers.
The only things we do know is that apparently oil and wires will be a significant part of it, and Mads Mikkelsen and Norman Reedus will be some of the main characters in the game. Exactly what the plot is remains a mystery too, and the game’s lack of an appearance at E3 this year can only frustrate people that were hoping for more concrete information.
Kojima has said in the past that he enjoys keeping people guessing about Death Stranding, so it’s unlikely that we’ll be getting anything concrete about it in the near future. As Kojima’s a fan of making convoluted, deep storylines that can spring multiple twists on you, we can probably expect the same out of Stranding.
However, Kojima is still working on the game, but we likely won’t be getting any new updates on it for a while. The game is apparently supposed to come out sometime in the next few years (sometime in 2018 or 2019) but until we actually get more information, we’ll have to sit and wait for the game to get featured in E3 again.
We do know that Death Stranding will be a Playstation 4 and Playstation 4 Pro exclusive, however, so you’ll have a good bit of time to save up for a console to play it.