The Death Stranding story is so well done that it has been recently compared to a well made Netflix series.
Speaking with Dengeki Online, Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida talked about the Death Stranding story, saying that he can compare it to a well made Netflix series. He has played up to around half, and he feels like anything could still be happening. He also talked about the game's second half, saying that many, including members of Kojima Productions, told him that it will make players cry. This is hardly surprising, considering how Hideo Kojima is a master storyteller, as we have seen in the Metal Gear games that have been released over the years.
A couple of days back, Hideo Kojima himself made it clear that Death Stranding will feature an emotional story, talking about an NPC that could die as a result of players' actions.
We have a Death Stranding character who lives deep underground. He is sick and needs medicine, and Sam can deliver it. Since this happens at the beginning of the story, this is a must. After completing this quest, the player himself chooses the following actions: you can constantly go to the old man and carry medicine; you can deliver other items; You can listen to his stories from the past.
But the player is constantly moving forward and moving away from the character. And I’m sure that there are gamers who forget about this old man. And then they will remember and return to it. Since they have not carried medicine to him all this time, he will die by this moment. Through such actions, a connection arises with the character.
Death Stranding launches on November 8th on PlayStation 4. We will keep you updated on the game as soon as more come in on it, so stay tuned for all the latest news.