Kojima noted during an interview with PlayStation 4 system architect Mark Cerny at PlayStation Experience 2017 that the theme ofDeath Stranding is “connections.” He has, on multiple occasions, cited Japanese author Kobo Abe’s novellaRopeas a major influence.In the story, Abe saidthe first tools mankind learned to use were sticks and ropes; sticks could be used to keep threatsat a distance, while ropes could secure the things people cherish. While itshistorical accuracy may be dubious, it is a lovelyfable, and the conceptseems to be a huge influence onDeath Stranding. Kojima said that most games arm players with sticks, allowing them to fight enemies and other players, but that he wants his new game to revolve around the “ropes” that bring players together. He added that the game will still arm players with “sticks,” suggesting there will still be violent conflict. In these abstract terms, players will have to consider when to use a stick to push people away, and when to use a rope to connect them.
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