After all of Hideo Kojima’s teasing and coyness about Death Stranding, this year’s E3 will have the big reveal. Unless, of course, you believe the rumoured leaks that detail just what to expect from the game. Rumour Control time!
According to the muck and mire that is 4Chan’s /v/ board (captured for posterity by The Nerd Mag, there are some interesting things going on in Death Stranding. For starters, the combat is going to involve “tons of weapons, vehicles, gadgets and gear from multiple eras, from clubs to single shot muskets to energy swords.”
You know that baby that we keep seeing? Turns out that the baby is “something that exists as a singular, it is not something that is instanced each time you boot up the game. The baby is a single entity. He is what is causing the time distortions and dimensions crossing over, which is multiplayer.” If that doesn’t make sense to you, keep in mind that Kojima gave us Metal Gear Solid 2.
What’s even more ridiculous is that at the end of the game, “there will need to be a global decision made to kill the baby and end DS multiplayer forever, or allow it to live and continue the multiplayer experience.”
Yes, I heard that collective “What the hell?”, too.
There are other “goodies” to be found in these leaks, such as the game incorporating a Butterfly Effect where players in other games can do things at certain points in time that will affect your game. And it can happen either while you are actively playing or while the game is off. Then there’s a rumoured release date of 2020 (“game got delayed internally”), a PC release “at an undecided time after the PS4” and more. Click on the above link after you’ve had your dose of salt. Or wait for E3 for the truth.