BBC made a documentary about the creation of Death Stranding: a game of a lonely genius for lonely gamers

BBC Newsbeat managed to jump on the “hypetrain”, filming a documentary about the creation of Death Stranding, and visiting

to Kojima Productions.

What showed

The documentary began filming in the last few daysgame development, when the developers were preparing the trailer for launch and were waiting for confirmation of the quality of the master disc. Still, there was enough work, and Hideo Kojima continued to supervise every process, paying special attention to the Death Stranding release video.

Speaking about the game's main message, Kojima touched on the theme of loneliness. According to the designer, even when playing multiplayer, gamers remain lonely and Death Stranding shows that this is not entirely true.

“I tend to be lonely.I think there are many people like this in the world, especially among gamers. Even if they are having fun with others, at home they play alone and do not feel part of a community. Therefore, when people play (Death Stranding - ed.), they realize that there are loners in the world just like them. If I know that I am alone, but there are other people in a similar situation, I feel relieved. This is the feeling I want to achieve in the game,” Kojima said.

Kojima also noted that there is no negative interaction between players in Death Stranding. In the project, gamers can only help each other, leaving useful devices in the open world.

“(In Death Stranding, - ed.) there are only positive “likes”. There are no negative interactions in the game... The attacks and violence we see online are out of control. So I designed the game for people to take a step back and learn to be kind to each other again,” the designer said.

Speaking about the future of Kojima Productions, designernoted that he would like to go into filmmaking. Kojima has loved films since childhood, which is why cinematic scenes play a big role in his projects. In Death Stranding there are more than seven hours of cutscenes.

“In the future, Kojima Productions will begin filmingmovies... I think gaming will move to streaming in the next few years. Movies, shows and games will be streamed and we can enjoy them on our phone or tablet screen anytime, anywhere. When that happens, movies, shows and games will start competing for the same space,” the designer said.

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