The excitement and hype for Hideo Kojima’s upcoming Death Stranding is at an all-time high. With almost 100 days left till Death Stranding’s release, Hideo Kojima has once again posted an image of him playing the game which shows more gameplay.
Death Stranding has a release date set for November 8, 2019, and if you can count, you know that there is not a lot of time in the game’s release date. The game development already looks like it is in its final stages and the game is almost ready for release.
Hideo Kojima, the creator, and director of Death Stranding posted an image of him playing the game onto his Twitter while teasing the game.
— 小島秀夫 (@Kojima_Hideo) July 31, 2019
Now right off the bat, there’s a lot to deduce from this single image of the Death Stranding gameplay. As you can see, the image features Sam Porter played by Norman Reedus. We can see him standing in a rocky plain near a hill. Sam seems to be wearing one of his transportation suits that are equipped with the Bridge Baby.
If you look closely, you’ll see that Sam’s suit is covered in some kind of black material. We also saw this in the second PlayStation 4 cover for Death Stranding. This black material can be two things. It is either the black goo left behind the mysterious hostiles in Death Stranding, those who belong in the dark side, or it could simply be dirt.
In either case, we can see that Sam has been through a tough situation.
This is likely to be one of the earliest stages in Death Stranding’s gameplay. Kojima is a very smart storyteller and he wouldn’t be revealing the key moments in the Death Stranding story. Also, it is very common for game developers to show off the earliest stages first because they usually have little impact as compared to the climax.
From what it looks like, this image is taken from Death Stranding running on a PlayStation Pro. The textures and objects look very rich, there’s a lot of contrast and color depth to the image.
Death Stranding is being developed by Kojima Productions and Sony Interactive Entertainment exclusively for PlayStation 4. Pre-orders for the game are now open with a November 8, 2019 release date.