Popular Scottish band CHVRCHES recently got to visit Kojima Productions on their tour of Japan as Kojima is apparently a fan. They explained in an interview their experience visiting the Kojima Productions Studio as well as a sneak peak at Death Stranding.
Announced back at E3 2016, Death Stranding is Hideo Kojima’s first project after leaving Konami. The game is being developed exclusively for the PS4 using Guerrilla Games’ Decima Engine. The game doesn’t have a release date yet although Norman Reedus, who plays the main protagonist Sam, mentioned last year the game will release in 2019.
Members of CHVRCHES (Lauren, Iain and Martin) has visited Kojima Productions.👍🌈🦀🐟☔️😍 pic.twitter.com/eJfdETVyzu
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Ian Cook; who plays guitars, bass, synthesizers, backing vocals and more for the band mentioned Kojima when asked if he had met any famous video game designers.
He then detailed him seeing the game and studio when he was in Tokyo earlier this year:
Ha. As a matter of fact yes I did meet Kojima-san very recently! I was in Tokyo with the band and we went to his studio and he showed us around as well as showing us some work in progress on his new game Death Stranding. He came to the show and we went for some sushi afterwards. I thought I was going to be star-struck but he’s very cool and easy to talk to (once you get used to talking through an interpreter that is!) His office is so cool, it’s all classic horror memorabilia and Godzilla sh*t. I could have spent all day in there. He’s such an inspiration though, so brave and thinks like no one else. Some of the sh*t he is doing with the new game is unlike anything I have seen anyone else do. I have no idea how he’s going to make it work but I am confident that if anyone can do it, Kojima can.
All this is certainly nice to hear, but Kojima-san how long must you make us wait?
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