Mads Mikkelsen has given out a little tidbit of what we can apparently expect from gameplay on Hideo Kojima’s upcoming Death Stranding game. According to Mikkelsen, Death Stranding player cooperation will be an important part of the game, as players from around the world will be interacting with one another.
This matches something that was already said by Norman Reedus a while ago, that the game would have “social networking elements” to encourage player cooperation. However, we don’t know if the game will have full multiplayer or anything like that, not to mention exactly what we’ll be dealing with in this player cooperation that we’ve heard about.
We still know very little about Death Stranding at all, and none of the trailers that we’ve gotten on its release have truly been able to explain it beyond what we can infer ourselves. As such, whatever Death Stranding player cooperation will be present in the game could take the form of anything.
We could have something similar to Metal Gear Solid 5’s multiplayer, a much-criticized mode that forced players to either disconnect from the internet entirely or constantly defend their base against players who would sneak in and then steal valuable materials, one of the many different problems that many gamers had with the game.
While it hopefully won’t be anything like that, we haven’t even gotten any Death Stranding gameplay yet, though maybe Kojima will fix that this year and show us something other than another trailer that we can freak out over.
Either way, hopefully with no Konami to get in his way, Kojima will be able to create some form of multiplayer that will make good use of whatever Death Stranding player cooperation that Mads Mikkelsen and Norman Reedus have been talking about. Death Stranding will be releasing likely sometime next year exclusively on the Playstation 4.