Death Stranding Character Customisation

Okay, now we're getting into the finer details of Death Stranding. You may have noticed that during the game's latest trailer, main character Sam could be seen wearing a baseball cap and sunglasses. After having no doubt seen people questioning whether these items can be worn at any time, Death Stranding creator Hideo Kojima took to Twitter in order to clarify.

"Cap and sunglasses can be worn at anytime you want as an equipment in the game," he confirmed. What's more, customisation items will actually be visible during cutscenes, as Kojima explains: "like my other games, all the cutscenes are played in real-time rendering so if you’re wearing sunglasses in the game play, it will carry on to the cutscene."

We've always thought real-time cutscenes are underappreciated. Granted, a lot more games use real time cinematics now that graphics have come so far, but seeing your characters decked out in your favourite outfits, even during key story moments, is always cool.

It's worth noting, however, that Kojima also says: "Except otherwise it’s too inappropriate". Slightly dodgy translation aside, that makes it sound like you won't, for example, be able to slap sunglasses on Sam during certain scenes where they'd take away from the emotion. Fair enough.

Are you a fan of real time cutscenes in games? Wear your favourite cap in the comments section below.