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Players are not ready for Death Stranding's online component

Published: 14:54, 23 August 2019
Updated: 21:32, 23 August 2019
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According to Geoff Keighley, the host of this year's Gamescom opening night and The Games Awards, players are not ready for Death Stranding's online multiplayer gameplay which will have a unique concept of connecting people and worlds.

Death Stranding release date is just around the corner but Hideo Kojima's first game since he left Konami is still a big mystery to many, despite several gameplay reveals, new details and other info about the game.

Kojima said that Death Stranding is a totally new genre called social strand system which raised even more questions about the gameplay features and how exactly will Death Stranding play.

Earlier this week, The Games Awards host Geoff Keighley teased players by talking about the online multiplayer component of Death Stranding and its unique concept. Keighley said that players are not ready for the new system at all and that the whole concept of Death Stranding is about rebuilding.

"What he’s doing with the online aspects of it, I think people aren’t quite fully ready for what he’s doing," Keighley said.

Furthermore, he mentioned the mushroom portion of the Gamescom demo, in which, Norman Reedus' character Sam urinates on a mushroom, which then grows bigger. Kojima also said that if many players urinated on the same mushroom in their own games, something would happen.

Keighley said that players should think about that concept and apply it to everything else in the game, which does sound pretty unique.

"You got to take that concept and think about how that applies to everything you do in the game, in this connected world and connecting people. [...] Think about that and how that applies to everything you're doing in the game," Keighley concluded.

And while the details about multiplayer are pretty scarce at the moment, we can assume that Death Stranding will try to connect people from all over the world and potentially let them help and hinder each other's worlds. Hopefully, Kojima reveals more details about the multiplayer, before the official release.

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Death Stranding is set to release on 08 November 2019 for PlayStation 4.

Death Stranding, upcoming PS4 exclusive by Kojima Productions

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