Hollywood director Guillermo Del Toro has confirmed that Death Stranding gameplay is due to be shown to him in the next couple of weeks.
Speaking to IGN about his working relationship with creator Hideo Kojima, del Toro commented:
"It’s been great as a friendship, and it’s been great as a learning experience," he said. "In Death Stranding I’m just a puppet. I don’t know what he’s gonna make me do. He’s supposedly going to show me the gameplay at some point in the next couple of weeks."
"My most rewarding experience was to know him and help him realize P.T., which never happened on Silent Hills," he added.
Elsewhere, del Toro touched base on inSANE, the project that he was working on with THQ before it was shelved. He described the process as “a very good learning experience” before adding it “was really defining for me.”
"I’ve seen some of our concepts crop out in other games. And I don’t know if that’s an accident, or if it’s a coincidence, or what it is. But it’s very nice to see that what we were going to try was doable," he continued.
Death Stranding release date still TBA
Death Stranding has yet to attract a firm release date, although Kojima-san has said it will arrive on the market by 2019. The game is being powered by Decima Engine, the same tech behind Horizon Zero Dawn.
The action-adventure title features Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead) in a starring role, and also features appearances by Mads Mikkleson and del Toro himself.
Interestingly, Kojima has confirmed that the game will not be released on the PS5 (presumably as the game is still some way off), although hasn’t ruled out the possibility of a sequel.
Kojima Productions is keeping details on the game’s story close to its chest. However, its creator has made comparisons with The Great Escape.