Death Stranding Trailer Makes Sense After Playing 4-5 Hours, Sony Exec Claims

PS4 boss Mark Cerny says at PSX that the bizarre game actually makes sense...eventually.

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Ever since Hideo Kojima's new game, Death Stranding, was announced at E3 last year, many have been wondering what type of the game it is and what all the weirdness is all about. We still don't know. But today at PlayStation Experience, PS4 boss Mark Cenry confirmed that the game is already playable and everything will make sense...eventually.

Cerny said he has played 4-5 hours of the game, noting that the story--or parts of it--will make sense after getting this far. It was also confirmed during the keynote that what you saw in the newest, strangest-yet trailer for Death Stranding was captured on PlayStation 4 Pro. Additionally, Kojima confirmed that the sequence in the new trailer where Norman Reedus' character is underwater is playable right now internally.

A new trailer for Death Stranding--the strangest one yet--was shown off during The Game Awards this week and again tonight during PlayStation Experience. You can watch it again in the embed above and check out our breakdown of the big moments here.

There's no official word yet on when Death Stranding will release, but Kojima himself hinted that it might launch in 2018. It stars Mads Mikkelson (Hannibal), director Guillermo Del Toro, and Reedus. In April, Kojima spoke a little about the game, explaining why he wanted Norman Reedus to be naked in the game's first trailer. We've since learned why its fog looks so nice.

For more from the PSX keynote, check out all the big news and trailers in the links below. The show continues through the weekend, so keep checking back for more.

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I have a feeling Kojima's weirdness is going to be the death of this game.

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hahahahahaha makes sense the game looks and plays like trash I see it selling for 29.99 bargain bin trash 4thesuckers hahhahhahahaa on the Soupstation4 pro

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Yah right and other explosion where a Man/Men having a child. How blood stupid.

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Kojima and naughty dog are two developers that have my trust because of what they have done in gaming, I can safely buy their games on day one without waiting for a review because I know they wont let me down.

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@hardcoregamer1: except for metal gear solid 5 which was horribly repetitive and boring

Kojima is just another ‘edgy’ developer making games for edgy 20 year old hipsters

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@customx5: Metal gear got high reviews but remember that is was a unfinished game because the publisher released the game before he was done with it because they were going through an internal struggle at the time.

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I fell asleep during the trailer..

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Let's be honest, has any kojima game ever really made sense

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@UltimateBastard: Every Kojima game I've ever played made overall sense to me. There are many specific little things that might not make sense to most because of their meanings getting lost in translation, or even if accurately morphed into a new language, the notions end up resonating better within Eastern cultures, like the series famous shibboleth, the La-Li-Lu-Le-Lo. Which Kojima game would you say didn't make sense?

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i bet most idiots want a detailed gameplay reveal of the game which shows everything there is in it like ubisoft does.

Well this isnt ubisoft bitches. Its Kojima.

He’ll do things his way.

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@GregoryBastards: idk i mean i dont wanna rewatch it because the first time didnt make any sense but then agian neither does alot assassins creed endings i mean seriously for a long time it was just a total wtf is this o.0

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Hmm... I wonder what’s gonna happen if one day Hideo Kojima and Yoko Taro partner up for a brand new IP.

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if it makes sense its not a real Kojima

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This shit makes Twin Peaks look coherent.

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Games should make sense after playing a tutorial, if it doesn't you done fucked up. 4 frigin hours later....what an asshat

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@chiefwiggum16: Not really. He's talking about the plot.

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I think Kojima's sanity needs to be checked out...

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Put out hour of gameplay and and story so me and other fans know what game it is because I don’t get death standing what type story of this game because we don’t get it .

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Put out a 4-5 hour trailer next time. Problem solved. You’re welcome! j/k

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Nice so this time we have underwater section. I do hate underwater section in games but hey, its better than mgsv at least. Somehow big boss just cant swim.

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@sakaixx: Naked Snake can swim. Venom Snake can't swim. We already had a Kojima-curated underwater section back in Sons of Liberty. You need to get your facts straight. The comments section, where the best and brightest prowl about, is not the place for your half-arsed statements.

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@sakaixx: Raiden couldn't swim either......

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@MJ12-Conspiracy: I like Raiden character and snake but ya Raiden can’t swim.

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Cerny is probably right cus think about Metal Gear, if we look at the trailers some stuff we get but a lot of it just looks nuts but when we play the games and see the context they tend to make more sense with time.....

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Gotta love GSpot headlines like this. Exec of company X talks good about game made by company X. So mind blowing...wow!

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@bugoffspray: well, its sony money kojima is on.

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It's looking like a day one purchase for me and I only do maybe 2 day one purchases a year now

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@breathnac: My last day 1 purchase was MGS V, no wait it was actually a preorder, this will be too.

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@Acillatem1993: I never pre-order anything anymore cus all we're doing is writing a blank check for "most devs" to take the money and run....and while i don't think this of Kojima for me it's more a blanket policy for me....

day one buy?? definitely but no pre-order cus that's partly why the games industry mostly sucks nowadays.....

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@MJ12-Conspiracy: I agree with you on that one. I haven't preordered anything in years now other than MGS and even that one only like 3 days before release xD

But preordering 2 months before a release is a definite no from me, no matter how awesome the game is.

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@Acillatem1993: A pre-order is a pre-order. Retailers letting you pre-order up to the day before release I think let’s us know that. They don’t care how early or for which games; the more the merrier. I haven’t done my homework on it, but I’m guessing facilitating a guaranteed sale is worth something to publishers.

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It looks quite simple after that 3rd (4th?) trailer - It's Stranger Things. There are two worlds. Demagorgan giant even has an opening cabbage head. The key difference being the two worlds can interact in some ways - such as the invisible pawprints from the other world, or the detecting claw arm things powered by the magic baby (also capable of saving Sam from the blast by taking him and some other bits temporarily to the other world underwater)

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Getting to know the game is one thing and getting a shit lot of twists is another. It'll take a lot of replayability for us to understand the full content

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Kojima's storytelling is like modern art...And i'm not saying that in a good way...

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@zerofrust: that’s typical of PlayStations’s exclusives. Edgy games with over the top plots which are emo filled nonsense for these edgy hipster kids who think it’s the second coming of Christ

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I will wait then as so far, it's just downright wierd.

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@barcaazul: The longer you wait, the weirder it's gonna get. Sell that fancy boat and get yourself a ticket for the Kojima HYPE Train, the moving heart of Kojimadom on earth, before it leaves the station for good!

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Officially avoiding news on this game. After that last trailer, I'm curious to be surprised or confused all on my own. Definitely has my interest, now just to wait til it comes out and see some reviews

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@aproxinate: I’m with you. I want to see some gameplay though.

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Once we understand, we will be ashamed of our words and deeds!

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@odolwa99: well, at least Quiet was able to put more words than Queefer Drunkenland.

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not very interesting imo... just weird

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Sure it does. A Sony funded game makes sense to a Sony executive.

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TAKE MY MONEY NOW!

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this was absolute bullshit

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I thought he was joking.

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The game I’m curious about the most. What kind of game is it?!

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