Death Stranding’s new trailer is not a CG concept – it’s running in real-time on the PlayStation 4 Pro, courtesy of Guerrilla Games’ stunning Decima Engine. In fact, according to creator Hideo Kojima there’s actually bits and pieces of gameplay in it – although it’s not immediately obvious when you watch it. The underwater section, for example, is apparently part-playable.
More importantly, PS4 architect Mark Cerny – who’s working with Kojima Productions on the project as a kind of technical producer – admitted during a PSX 2017 panel overnight that he’s played a chunk of the title. Joking about the sheer insanity of the latest trailer, he said that the title starts to make sense after you’ve played it for “four or five hours”. Well, then.