Death Stranding creator Hideo Kojima has said that his video game studio Kojima Productions will be making films in the future.
He comments first came at a BAFTA panel last week where the Death Stranding director suggested that his next project could be a mixture of video games and movies. Then, in a BBC documentary released over the weekend, Kojima expanded on his comment.
The 56-year-old explained in the 26-minute documentary that in the future, his video game production will focus on creating films, joking that: “If you can do one thing well then you can do everything well.”
While Kojima didn’t clarify when the studio will start making films, he did touch on the future of streaming services, possibly hinting that his future films could be part of a streaming service. He said:
“I think within the next three to four years, everything will move to streaming – games, movies, and TV shows. When that happens, movies, TV shows, and games will be competing in the same space.”
Fans of the video game creator praised the news, with many of them and several media sites poking fun at the number of cutscenes in Kojima’s video games and his passion for films and television shows.
Meanwhile, in the same mini-documentary with the BBC, Kojima explained how Death Stranding was a reaction to Donald Trump and Brexit, saying: “President Trump right now is building a wall. Then you have Brexit, where the UK is trying to leave the EU, and it feels like there are lots of walls and people thinking only about themselves in the world.”
He continued: “In Death Stranding, we’re using bridges to represent connection – there are options to use them or break them. It’s about making people think about the meaning of connection.” Kojima then stressed that the game isn’t targeted at any one country or community but focuses on bringing people back together.
Death Stranding: The Biggest Game Of 2019?
Kojima’s comments come just days ahead of the release of Death Stranding on Friday, November 8th. The game stars famous actors Norman Reedus, Mads Mikkelsen, Emily O’Brien, Lindsay Wagner, Léa Seydoux, Guillermo del Toro, Tommie Earl Jenkins and more.
Death Stranding takes place in an America which has been devastated by the Death Stranding event which causes the dead to roam the world. It follows Sam (Reedus) as he delivers supplies across the state to reconnect the chiral network and unite the country.
Although the game hasn’t yet been released, it’s already seemingly torn its fanbase and reviewers apart after the game’s first reviews were published last week. While many of the reviewers praised the game’s presentation, voice acting, and music, they criticised the video game’s gameplay for being “frustrating” and “slow-paced”.
However, the same reviewers praised the game’s unique concepts and Kojima for attempting something new, rather than depending on classic open-world tropes.
What’s more, the news comes just weeks after Kojima Productions announced that the game would be released on Microsoft Windows in early 2020 certifying rumours that the game, which was originally announced as a PlayStation exclusive, would later be available on PC.
Hideo Kojima’s Death Stranding will release this Friday (November 8) on PlayStation 4 worldwide.
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