Hideo Kojima Is a “Genius” And A Visionary, Says Norman Reedus
Death Stranding has been in development for quite some time and with Kojima revealing two trailers for the game nothing is known about Death Stranding except for some tiny details. The game will feature Norman Reedus, who was also planned to be the protagonist for the canceled Silent Hill title, and he thinks very highly of Hideo Kojima.
Speaking with CNET, Norman Reedus was asked about his experience working with the legendary developer Hideo Kojima. According to Norman, it is mind-blowing working with Hideo Kojima and added while he didn’t understand Kojima’s vision for Death Stranding but, was blown away by it.
It’s mind-blowing. He’s a genius. He came out to San Diego for Comic-Con, and he had some stuff on an iPad that he wanted to show me. I sat in a little restaurant at a booth watching this iPad and the things he’d created, and I was just blown away. I was like, “Whatever you want to do, let’s do it. I don’t even know what you’re talking about.
It’s unreal. People will do whatever he wants because he’s a visionary.
There is a lot of hype surrounding the upcoming game from Hideo Kojima and there is also speculation on the internet about Stefanie Joosten, who played Quiet in Metal Gear Solid V, is involved with the game. However, when asked about it, she neither confirmed or denied it saying that she can’t really say.
Also, Hideo Kojima revealed why he chose to develop Death Stranding after leaving Konami. According to Kojima, this was his best idea for the gaming market at that time.
I had several at the front of my mind, and we ended up choosing the game that – first of all – would be best for the market, and the one we were most enthusiastic about making. That was Death Stranding.
No release date has been announced for Death Stranding, but Hideo Kojima has hinted that the game will launch in 2018 exclusively for PlayStation 4.