Hideo Kojima has finally revealed the first gameplay footage from Death Stranding and it has turned out to be a completely different game with a focus on exploration. The first gameplay footage had next to none combat and there were hints about multiple characters that could be playable, however, Kojima has confirmed that the player will only control Sam, who is the character portrayed by Norman Reedus.
Death Stranding is a third-person action game developed by Hideo Kojima. He is known for his work on the Metal Gear Solid series which are universally acclaimed games.
Recently at YouTube Live E3 2018, Geoff Keighley had a chance to interview Kojima and he asked him about the playable characters and lack of combat in the E3 trailer.
Kojima (via translator) confirmed that the game will have Sam as the only playable character. As for the combat, while we can see a weapon in the trailer, and it can be used to kill enemies, the game will offer many alternative ways to tackle a situation so you can play it without having to use any combat. Even though you will be able to shoot your way through the game, people will realize that it is not the ideal option.
Kojima reasserts that the goal of the game is not to fight the enemy or defeat them, the goal of this game is to reconnect the world. When Geoff Keighley asked to comment on the multiplayer aspect of the game and how it will be about players cooperating all over the globe, Kojima refused to give any information in this regard and said no comment.
Death Stranding will be released exclusively for the PS4.