Hideo Kojima can’t say much about his next game, the intriguing and mysterious-looking Death Stranding, but he has now teased that it may not be like what he’s made before.
“We want this game to be something that people can get into easily but after an hour or two they’ll start to notice something a little different,” he told BBC Newsbeat. “It’s not like anything they’ve played before.”
Kojima went on to say that he wants to be seen as a risk-taker, someone who tries new things, even if it means he loses fans. “Bands that everyone remembers take risks,” he said. “They constantly change their music from previous albums, adapting and evolving through the ages.”
“They might lose some fans along the way, but they bring in new ones,” he added. “That’s the kind of approach I want to take with my new game.”
Also in the interview, Kojima talked about how he anticipates that different types of media will converge in the years ahead.
“In life, people are very busy doing lots of things,” he said. “The time you have to choose what media or entertainment you experience is dwindling. More and more people are looking at types of media that combine elements together.”
“If we just make a game people are less likely to choose that as something to do,” he added. “They would rather engage in something that combines different forms of entertainment together. That’s where we need to focus our efforts, on this convergence.”
In other news about Death Stranding, filmmaker Guillermo del Toro has confirmed that he is not creatively involved in the game. Additionally, you can check out a series of pictures from the Kojima Productions office here.