Death Stranding is yet to hit its November 8 release date but creator Hideo Kojima is already thinking about his next project. The auteur wants to make a “new format of game” that would only be possible on game streaming platforms like Google Stadia and Project xCloud.
“I think within the next few years, gaming will move on to streaming. Movies, dramas and games will all be streamed and you’ll enjoy them on your iPad or iPhone or a screen anytime, anywhere,” he said in an interview with the BBC (via VGC).
“When that happens games, films and dramas will have to compete in the same space. I’m very interested in the new format of game that will appear on there and that’s what I want to take on.”
As for Death Stranding, Kojima revealed that Guillermo del Toro – who is also in the game – suggested to make something fans are familiar with.
“This game is, to start with, like Guillermo del Toro told me, not a way to break out, but to make something that the fans expect,” he explained.
“There are new elements to the game but the basis is something people are used to playing.”
This isn’t the first time Kojima has expressed interest in exploring new platforms. We’ve seen it in the past with the likes of Boktai, the results have been mixed at best. Nonetheless, it will be interesting to see what Kojima comes up with.
For what it’s worth, we found Death Stranding to be a narrative return to form and quite possibly Kojima’s best game yet. Check out our Death Stranding review and everything else you need to know about the game.