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The Metal Gear Solid creator, who’s known for developing cinematic game experiences, hopes Death Stranding’s Hollywood cast will appeal to moviegoers.
The highly anticipated PS4 exclusive, which is scheduled to release on November 8, features a cast of high-profile actors including Norman Reedus, Mads Mikkelsen, Léa Seydoux, Lindsay Wagner and director Guillermo del Toro.
Kojima explained the thinking behind the inclusion of a very easy mode in response to a tweet from his personal assistant, Ayako Terashima, who had recently finished playing the game.
During a Financial Times interview published this week, Kojima reportedly claimed he has turned down a constant stream of requests to direct movies.
“The thing that surprises me is that all the visual creators in their thirties…grew up as gamers,” he also said. “People who first came into contact with stories through games, or found out about the profession through games, are now making films. I find that fascinating because I am the opposite: I came to films first but now I make games.”
Kojima added: “There are stories being told [in cinema] that my generation may find surprising but which the gamer generation doesn’t find weird at all.”
Hollywood actor Keanu Reeves visited Kojima Productions on Saturday, according to a series of tweets by Kojima, who said his staff were “overjoyed” that the Cyberpunk 2077 star had come to the Japanese studio.