Death Stranding Will Push the Medium Forward, Says Troy Baker

With Death Stranding launching later this year, actor Troy Baker discusses his thoughts on the game that Kojima Productions is making.

In addition to his comments on The Last of Us Part II at Manchester Comic-Con, actor Troy Baker discussed Death Stranding and how it’ll push the games medium forward.

“[Death Stranding will] definitely be a statement,” Baker said. “If you know anything about Kojima, he doesn’t make ‘games.’ He’s an amazing world builder. He’s trying to move the medium forward, not just trying to move copies.”

“This will be a game that names sell, and it won’t be Norman Reedus and Mads Mikkelsen, and it sure as shit won’t be Troy Baker,” Baker continued. “The name that’s going to sell this game is going to be Kojima.”

Recently, a new trailer for Death Stranding was released featuring Heartman, one of several characters players will encounter in the game. Additionally, Kojima revealed the game’s box art at San Diego Comic-Con. While at San Diego Comic-Con, Hideo Kojima also revealed that actor Keanu Reeves was almost involved in Death Stranding, but the role ultimately went to Mads Mikkelsen. With Reeves’ role in Cyberpunk 2077, it’s safe to say things worked out in the end. While Kojima is best known for Metal Gear Solid, it was a bit of surprise when Kojima announced that Death Stranding isn’t a stealth game.

Of all the major releases this year, Death Stranding is the one I’m most curious about. With its interesting premise and A-list cast, this game is bound to keep people talking long after its release later this year.

Death Stranding launches exclusively on PlayStation 4 on November 8. The game is available for preorder on Amazon now.

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