“When I went independent and I was thinking about my first game in my head, I did see Norman playing this character.”
When Hideo Kojima was still at Konami, he was about to collaborate with Norman Reedus and Guillermo del Toro on Silent Hills, a project that a great number of people was looking forward to with a lot of excitement. However, that, as we now know, didn’t pan out. Kojima is now independent of Konami, and is working on Death Stranding with those very people, and he says working with The Walking Dead actor was a huge motivation for him while he was conceptualising his latest game.
“When I went independent and I was thinking about my first game in my head, I did see Norman playing this character,” Kojima told the US PS Blog in a recent interview. “The visuals of this character were based on using Norman Reedus as the precedent.”
Kojima also believes that games that feature a Hollywood star cast will soon become the norm. “I feel like this type of method (working with Hollywood stars and actors) in games is going to become the norm in the future,” he said. “Creating movies and creating games like this, the process is very similar.”
When asked if there were going to be more Hollywood stars in the Death Stranding cast, Kojima remained noncommittal. In the same interview, Kojima also spoke about the “Strands” concept of the game and how its multiplayer component would be structured. Read all about it here.
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