So far as that goes, it’s not less than a little bit humorous to suppose that Kojima in some way held again and left some piece of Death Stranding content material that he wished to put within the sport on the slicing room ground. As the primary main sport Kojima labored on after leaving Konami over what might generously be described as “differences,” Death Stranding very a lot felt like a sport made by a typically eccentric creator who wasn’t about to compromise his imaginative and prescient for anybody.
While that method is a part of what made Death Stranding so fascinating (who else would dare make a sport like that?), it’s additionally a giant a part of the explanation why so many individuals have been turned off by the expertise. After all, Death Stranding was…loads for individuals who haven’t completely purchased into Kojima’s type. There have been instances once we’ve referred to the sport internally as “Kojima Unchained” in each an affectionate and fewer than affectionate means.
Granted, Kojima has talked about among the ways in which Death Stranding modified throughout growth, nevertheless it appears like he obtained most of his greatest concepts within the closing sport in a technique or one other. For occasion, he beforehand mentioned that he initially supposed for paved roads to type within the sport considerably organically as on-line gamers traveled widespread paths. While that idea was barely altered within the “retail” model of Death Stranding, gamers are nonetheless ready to assemble paved roads for different gamers to use.
Interestingly, although, the Death Stranding artbook does contain a few images of belongings that didn’t fairly make it into the ultimate sport. For occasion, the Kojima Productions workforce created a hologram grenade that was finally not used in addition to a number of “Beached Things” that have been reportedly reduce for not matching the design of the remainder of the sport.
While it’s definitely doable that there are further concepts and belongings that have been reduce from Death Stranding that we merely don’t learn about, every part we do know in regards to the sport’s growth strongly means that this upcoming director’s reduce can be one thing nearer to mini-expansion that options a number of new objects, missions, and presumably characters slightly than one thing as grand because the Hideo Kojima sport that Hideo Kojima simply didn’t have the heart to let Hideo Kojima make.