Hideo Kojima recently took to YouTube to reveal new details about Death Stranding 2. He revived his YouTube show ‘HideoTube’ after a seven-year hiatus to reveal some behind-the-scenes footage from Death Stranding and Death Stranding 2: On The Beach.
In the latest episode of HideoTube, new information about the upcoming sequel was revealed. Death Stranding 2 is set to take place shortly after the events of the first game. As opposed to the first game, which took place in futuristic America, the sequel will take place on a whole new continent. The protagonist, Sam will journey to this brand-new continent to connect the Chiral Network manually.
One of the most welcome updates about Death Stranding 2 was revealed in this web show episode. In the sequel, Sam can take off his backpack during the combat for fluid and lighter movement. The sequel is also set to include a real-time terrain deformation system. This will result in the landscape of the game changing in real-time, so players can expect various natural disasters, such as earthquakes, forest fires, and floods to complicate their gameplay experience.
The ship seen in the State of Play trailer for Death Stranding 2 is called ‘Magellan’, named after the Portuguese mariner who was the first person to ever circumnavigate the globe. The ship will serve as the moving base in the sequel, accompanying Sam on his deliveries. When Sam is connected to the Chiral Network, the ship will be able to follow him freely, and it can even go underground.
According to Kojima, the footage in the State of Play trailer was captured on PS5 and gamers can expect a greater graphics improvement than the trailer when the game releases. He also claims that independent assets for the game are presently ready and the development team is in the process of constructing and combining them. According to him, the Japanese audio dubbing will start this year.