Even before it was announced, people were curious what engine Hideo Kojima's next game would use. Now that it's been revealed that Death Stranding (opens in new tab) will be using a modified version of Guerrilla Games' Decima engine, fans are wondering about its capabilities. Kojima, in his infinite-yet-mad wisdom, decided a reconstruction of the company's board room was the best way to show what the Kojima Productions version of Decima can do.
Of course, it's a board room filled with strange, spherical objects, a well-dressed Guillermo del Toro holding a pod baby, and a tank covered in giant giblets, but I assume that's just what it looks like naturally:
Kojima Production's meeting room reproduced by DECIMA engine that was introduced at PSX on 12/3. pic.twitter.com/vd3QxqzUr9December 12, 2016
Kojima also posted pictures of the Game Awards 2016 trailer (opens in new tab) environment to prove it was in-engine footage (opens in new tab) we saw (unlike the E3 2016 trailer, which was not in-engine):
This ones are the background shots from the teaser trailer running by DECIMA engine introduced at PSX. Only the lighting and the texture. pic.twitter.com/bpxgkyiEnyDecember 12, 2016
But my personal favorite, since I have such a fan crush on Dr. Lecter, is the in-engine (but without texture) model of Mads Mikkelsen. Such a handsome guy:
To Mads-fan,Here's Mads w/ lighting & w/o texture that only our dev team can see. He's so precious even w/o texture. I'll keep coming. pic.twitter.com/lJbSya9VDMDecember 12, 2016
Kojima likened his studio's collaboration with Guerrilla Games to the evolution of the space program, and called the modified version of Decima a rocket that would take them farther than anything before:
4/4We decided to make the rocket by reforming their engine. And by doing so it enables us to go to the mars but even to the jupiter. pic.twitter.com/E5x8FHlVQDDecember 10, 2016
A bit dramatic, but that's always been Kojima's style. And hey, I'll take any Death Stranding info I can get, even if it involves a man with a stitched together face standing in a virtual board room, holding a pod baby that may or may not be from another dimension.
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