More than 10 million gamers have experienced Kojima Productions’ genre-crossing title Death Stranding, according to the company’s statement on the third anniversary of the game’s release.
Death Stranding garnered mixed reviews from critics and gamers alike when it released on PS4 in November 2019. Many were unprepared for Hideo Kojima’s radical departure from his usual stealth and espionage activities.
Death Stranding’s review said it “offers a compelling world of supernatural sci-fi, but its gameplay struggles to sustain its weight.” gave it 7/10 and said it was “more accessible than the original, but feels like a compromised version of the director’s vision”.
However, the game’s complex lore and narrative, which focuses on mass extinction events, the afterlife, loneliness and loss, will appeal to a wide range of players after a pandemic that has left many stranded with their loved ones. Connected.
In July 2020, the title was introduced to PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store, seeing an influx of new players. Then, in September 2021, the definitive Death Stranding Director’s Cut of the aforementioned game was released on his PC, PS4, and PS5, adding new story content, game modes, gear, and more.
Death Stranding Director’s Cut Screenshots
Finally, in a surprise move earlier this year in August, the base Death Stranding game moved to the Xbox PC Game Pass service.
The new 10 million figure takes into account units sold across all platforms. It also includes gamers who accessed the title through the Playstation Plus and PC Game Pass services. 2021 years.
It makes me happy to think that there are more than 10 million “someones” (players) all over the world who are loosely connected🙏😍👍. pic.twitter.com/ex0zjl3gYn
— Hideo Kojima (@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN) November 8, 2022
Elsewhere in Kojima News, he recently revealed on his Spotify podcast Brain Structure that he regularly turns down generous offers to buy Kojima Productions.
In the same interview, he also refuted reports that a Death Stranding sequel was pitched as a Stadia-exclusive project. Norman Reedus, who did the motion capture, seems to have leaked that a sequel is indeed in the works.
Hideo Kojima is also working on a project with Microsoft’s cloud infrastructure and Xbox that will use another unannounced horror game starring Margaret Qualley, which appeared to have recently leaked online.
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