Mads Mikkelsen, who is set to star in Death Stranding, has hinted that the game has some kind of connected online experience that will bring players together.
Everyone is still trying to figure out what Death Stranding is. The game, through all of its bizarre trailers, has been pretty opaque. We know it is some kind of action game, but past that, the gameplay loop and what we are going to be doing feels as unclear as it possibly could be. I’m certain that is by design too.
However, Mads Mikkelsen recently spoke to Total Film (via GamesRadar) about the game and what it is about. While it’s clear he seems almost as confused as the rest of us, he did offer some interesting tidbits, especially in hinting at some kind of connectivity between players. He said:
“The whole concept of playing the game, as I understand, needs collaboration from different people from different parts of the world, which is also another level of fantastic-ness.”
While this could be something multiplayer based, this sounds reminiscent of the nuclear disarmament event that was unlocked in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain that tasked the player base with deactivating all nukes in the online mode.
Mikkelsen also talked about Kojima’s vision of the game, and while it’s clear he is enthusiastic about it, it doesn’t mean he fully grasps it. He said:
“It’s been a little surreal, because obviously there’s nothing. We do everything. It’s mo-cap. But the storyboard is so immaculate. He [Kojima] tries to explain it again and again and again, and I thought I had it, but then this happens and I’ve lost it again. It’s too complicated. It’s too crazy. It’s too beautiful.”
Here is hoping we finally get some answers soon. We can probably expect the game to show up at E3, and hopefully, we’ll get just a little more than a confusing trailer. Even an ounce of gameplay would go a mile in us wrapping our heads around what this game is.