After a few cryptic teasers this week, the official release date and an eight-minute trailer for Kojima’s Death Stranding were revealed and it left me both excited and confused. The game is still mysterious but it looks extremely exciting as well. Now, it the first details about the Death Stranding multiplayer have been revealed as well.
Let’s get one thing out of the way right now. The Death Stranding multiplayer won’t be your traditional multiplayer experience as you will never actually meet another player. Instead, the game will feature asynchronous online gameplay. This means that players will never cross paths at all.
However, you will be able to do things to help others in their quest to save the world from the brink of extinction. You will be able to receive supplies from others or send some supplies to other players. The official PlayStation page for Death Stranding explains:
You will be able to share safe houses with other players and even “walk in the footsteps of fellow couriers” which makes me think it will be a lot like the Dark Souls franchise, where you can see how other players have died.
Speaking about dying, death doesn’t seem to be the end in Death Stranding at all and you won’t die in the traditional sense. The game’s PlayStation page explains that:
Again, the death system and the fact that every death carries a consequence does make me think of the Soulsborne franchise again and that isn’t a bad thing at all. It will be interesting to see if dying also affects the way Death Stranding multiplayer works but we will have to wait for more information about this to get revealed.
What do you think about Death Stranding’s take on multiplayer? Let us know in the comment section below and check out the eight-minute trailer if you haven’t already.
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