Death Stranding is a response to the era of today's individualism

5 Nov 2019 Tuesday
Death Stranding is a response to the era of today's individualism
Berr Turan
Berr Turan Editor

Death Stranding creator Hideo Kojima explained the title's ambition to become a universal theme and make people think about connection

Death Stranding is only a few days away from release but there is still so much to discuss thanks to Hideo Kojima's latest interview. The writer, producer, director Hideo Kojima spoke to BBC about Death Stranding yesterday, and came up with a pretty impressing perspective.

During the interview, Kojima explained his ambition to find answers in the era of today's individualism. "We may be connected through the internet more than ever, but what's happening is that people are attacking each other because we're so connected." said the director. 

Kojima also touched on subjects like American President Trump's Wall, Brexit campaign and their inspirational effect on Death Stranding's universal message. "President Trump right now is building a wall, Then you have Brexit, where the UK is trying to leave the EU, and it feels like there are lots of walls and people thinking only about themselves in the world. In Death Stranding, we're using bridges to represent connection. It's about making people think about the meaning of connection." Kojima told BBC.

Although his statements seem focused on America and UK, the acclaimed director wants his message to be acknowledged as a universal theme and not targeted at any country or community. If you want to read more about the interview, make sure to visit BBC