The Director of such works as Mad Max: Fury Road has high praise for the game.
You can say a lot about Hideo Kojima, but one thing that’s undeniable is his love of film. That love is all over his upcoming game, Death Stranding. Not only does it literally star a lot of talent known for film or television, it also will see the return of his signature cinematic long form cutscenes that he got away from for a bit with Metal Gear Solid 5. It seems as if film is bringing some of that love back this time as well, as a legendary film Director seems to think highly of what he’s seen of the game.
In an interview with IGN, Director George Miller briefly talked about the game, saying what he saw was extraordinary, saying that it was a breath of fresh air from a storytelling perspective and one of the examples of much needed new ideas in the mainstream. He gives equally high praise to Kojima himself, saying he sees trappings in the artist of a true auteur.
Miller is somewhat of a legend in his own right as the creator of the Mad Max franchise and most recently directed the highly acclaimed Mad Max: Fury Road. Of course, as neat as it is, how much Miller really knows about games or how much he has actually seen of Death Stranding isn’t clear, but it’s sure to be a feather in Hideo Kojima’s hat as a noted film buff.