Kojima says more Death Stranding games are needed19th September 2019
Hideo Kojima – mastermind behind the Metal Gear Solid series – believes more Death Stranding games will be needed to create a fresh video game genre.
Death Stranding is an upcoming video game that boasts a host of well-known actors including Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead) and Mads Mikkelsen (Hannibal) to name just a couple.
Previously, Kojima said Death Stranding would be inventing a new genre labelled the ‘Strand’ games. However, for the genre to be fleshed out more games in the franchise would need to be developed to help expand it.
Kojima still believes that multiple sequel games to the original title – which is yet to be released – will be needed to create this new genre.
Speaking to GameSpot, Kojima revealed that the upcoming title alone might not be enough to give ‘Strand’ games enough of the ‘permanence’ he wants the genre to foster.
This is largely because these new concepts and ideas are new territory for the Japanese creator, and for those who play the game and experience them.
However, the 56-year-old believes that the new IP can define a new genre, saying: “When this game comes out there will be a lot of pros and cons, but I think it’s better that I keep it going in a sequel.”
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