Guerrilla Games and Kojima Productions have the best bromance in games, with the former famously lending veteran director Hideo Kojima and his team Horizon: Zero Dawn’s acclaimed Decima Engine for use in Death Stranding. It means that the companies have a water-tight relationship, and spend a lot of time visiting each other’s respective studios.
Kojima is currently in Amsterdam, and he’s been showing Guerrilla Games how his PlayStation 4 exclusive is progressing. The response has been enthusiastic to say the least, with managing director Hermen Hulst stating that he’s “so impressed” with what the Japanese developer’s been up to. Horizon: Zero Dawn’s game director Mathijs de Jonge added that the demo left him “speechless”, while lead combat designer Dennis Zopfi described it as “intriguing, beautiful, touching, mysterious, amazing, artistic, thrilling, engaging, inspiring, [and] masterful”.
Of course, no one was going to say that the game looked bad, were they? Still, this is high praise coming from some of the gaming industry’s biggest names, and with Kojima appearing to actually demo the title on a DualShock 4 in the photos, it suggests that the playable build of this hotly anticipated title is really beginning to come together. We can’t wait to learn more.