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Hideo Kojima just revealed the mysterious inspiration behind Death Stranding


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Hideo Kojima has revealed some new yet incredibly cryptic details on his upcoming project, Death Stranding.

Speaking to Digital Spy, the legendary developer revealed some of the inspiration behind the mysterious game revealed at E3 2016.

"There's a Japanese author I am a huge fan of called Kobo Abe. He has a short novel called 'Rope' in which he makes a definition; a statement: the first tool mankind made was a stick. It was made to keep away bad things.”

“It's a weapon...The next tool created by mankind was rope. The rope is not to keep away bad things. On the contrary, it's a tool used to keep good things close to you, to tie good things close to you. Sticks and ropes are some of the tools most used by mankind even these days.”

Kobo Abe is renown for his surreal, often nightmarish depictions of contemporary society, giving us an idea as to what Kojima has planned for Death Stranding.

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The premise of Death Stranding has remained purposefully ambiguous since its reveal at E3 2016, leaving the gaming community scratching their collective heads in confusion.

Starring The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus, Death Stranding is Kojima’s first new IP since creating Metal Gear Solid back in 1998.

Unfortunately, the game has only just entered production, so we won’t be playing it for a couple of years years at the earliest.

Death Stranding is coming exclusively to PS4 and PC.

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