Death Stranding, one of the more controversial games of the last decade, has crossed a whopping 16 million players, more than what players could have ever imagined. A game based on connecting, Death Stranding garnered huge popularity from the ideas and aspirations given birth by its creator, Hideo Kojima. Even if it had a rocky start, the title now has a much more positive following, and a new sequel is on the way as well. Death Stranding Has Connected 16 Million Players, Kojima Reveals Details For Its Movie
The announcement for the milestone was posted on Kojima Productions and had a detailed post featuring some more information about what lies ahead. “The announcement comes ahead of KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS, 8th Anniversary on 16th December marking a new milestone in video game to film adaptations. The film promises to delve into the mysteries surrounding the apocalyptic event called the “Death Stranding”, which blurred the lines between life and death, and brought forth nightmarish creatures into a world on the brink of collapse.”
Kojima has always loved cinema of all flavors, and he has always wanted to create a piece of art in this industry as well, and with a product like Death Stranding, that idea might be very successful. The official announcement worded by Hideo Kojima was as follows, “A24 was born into this world about 10 years ago, their presence is singular within the industry, they are like no other. The films they are delivering to the world are high in quality and very innovative. I have been attracted to their creations and they have even inspired my own work. Their innovative approach to storytelling aligns with what Kojima Productions has been doing for the last 8 years.”
Kojima further talks about the upcoming movie and many of its unique aspects, “Now, we are making a Death Stranding movie together. There are a lot of “game adaptation films” out there, but what we are creating is not just a direct translation of the game. The intention is that our audience will not only be fans of the games, but our film will be for anyone who loves cinema. We are creating a Death Stranding universe that has never been seen before, achievable only through the medium of film; it will be born.
With the current milestone, it is safe to say they after the release of the movie in 2024, Death Stranding is sure to gain a surge in popularity and a lot more copies sold if the movie is able to keep up the game’s appearances and ideals. Players are overjoyed to see Kojima working this hard on his franchise, and we are just as overjoyed to see where this road leads next.