Sony President Has Played Death Stranding But Still Has No Idea What It Is
Death Stranding, the mind-bending new game from Hideo Kojima has mystified gamers around the world with its beautifully disturbing CGI trailers.
Until now though, we have heard nothing about how the game actually plays.
Shawn Layden, President of Sony Interactive Entertainment America got a chance to play a demo of the game and offered a few thoughts in an interview with The Telegraph.
And what did Layden have to say?
"I couldn't explain to you what the game is."
It's not that surprising considering Hideo Kojima's own team was even perplexed by his vision for the game.
The game is using Guerilla Game's Decima Engine, the same one used for Horizon: Zero Dawn.
Layden said that using the engine, "really gave him [Kojima] a leg up and test it."
He said that the game was "up and running" and that it had, "some prototype levels running."
Layden was asked if the game would be as revolutionary as Kojima has been promising.
He answered, "all that and more."
So we still know relatively nothing about the game beyond the trailers and some snippets from interviews.
(For example, Kojima did make reference to the fact that the player could customize the look of the Norman Reedus character.)
But it is good to know there is an actual working demo of the game. Some were starting to believe we would only see increasingly strange trailers for the foreseeable future.
Death Stranding did not appear at E3 this year and most believe the game is still several years away from release.