Details about Death Stranding have been slowly trickling out from creator Hideo Kojima and the game’s stars, but for the most part, the game remains mysterious. However, actor Mads Mikkelsen recently provided a clue about what to expect from the gameplay.
In an interview with Total Film (via GamesRadar), Mikkelsen 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.”
According to Mikkelsen, it seems players across the globe will have to work together in some way. While that concept could take several different forms, it does sound like it could be an evolved and more in-depth take on Kojima’s nuclear weapon challenge from Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Players were able to build a nuke in the game, and if everyone who built one in the world relinquished the bombs, a secret cutscene would appear.
Interestingly, another of the game’s actors, Norman Reedus, recently revealed details about the gameplay that line up well with Mikkelsen’s tease. In an interview, Reedus referred to the gameplay as “mind-blowing” for focusing on connecting players. He even teased “elements of social media” will play a part in the final release. Even the game’s creator, Kojima, has used Kobo Abe’s novel, The Rope, and its focus on tying people together as a way to stress the large part “ropes” will ultimately play in the game.
Of course, in true Death Stranding fashion, all of these statements introduce more questions into the mix. It’s unclear if the theme of connectivity will be present in the possible single-player campaign or appear in some form of multiplayer mode. The PlayStation 4 exclusive will be showcased during Sony’s upcoming E3 conference, though, so we might get more concrete information about gameplay, or perhaps a new story trailer, then.
Death Stranding is currently in development for PlayStation 4.