Death Stranding Will Need Global Collaboration, Mads Mikkelsen Confirms

Death Stranding

With only a couple weeks left until gamers are provided with a bounty of glorious gaming goodness from the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), players are on the edge of their seats for the Death Stranding trailer. Outside of a handful of cast members, the overall ominous tone, and Hideo Kojima’s love for the delightfully twisted side of things, not much is known about the upcoming game.

That being said, Mads Mikkelsen (Hannibal, Doctor Strange) recently shared a bit of details in an interview. Speaking about the process, Mikkelsen said, “It’s been a little surreal, because obviously there’s nothing. We do everything. It’s mo-cap. But the storyboard is so immaculate.” Mads continues about Hideo Kojima’s vision, saying:

He (Kojima) tries to explain it again and again and again, and I thought I had it, but then this happens and I’ve lost it again. It’s too complicated. It’s too crazy. It’s too beautiful. It felt a bit like being in drama school: “Just jump in and improvising this scene. This is what happens. Don’t question it.”

He went on to expand on the motion capture process. “That was weird. It was everything we’re not supposed to do, right? If you interact with people, if you see someone, you hug him. And then all of a sudden, you have a camera here, he has a camera, and we go bang bang,” Mikkelsen said. “And they keep saying, ‘It’s OK, you can go like this and hug.’ I have to accept that they (the cameras) will add to it – as long as we give as much emotion to it as we can, they will add to it. But it’s tough for us (actors) to accept. We’re basically greedy people. We wear tracksuits and run around. It’s fun.”

When it comes to the game itself, however, he notes that it’s going to be a collaborative effort.  “The whole concept of playing the game, as I understand, needs collaboration from different people from different parts of the world, which is also another level of fantastic-ness,” he said. This definitely falls in line with remarks from Norman Reedus earlier this year, when he said that the game has some social media elements and “it’s a connecting thing.”

Whatever Death Stranding ends up being, we absolutely cannot wait to see more at this year’s E3, which is right around the corner. Keep it tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers as we cover the event, and for other gaming news going on right now, check out the following:

What say you, gamers? Do you think Death Stranding is going to be something we have never seen before? When do you believe the game will be released? Sound off in the comments section below, and be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter for live gaming and entertainment news 24/7!

Eric Garrett2269 Posts

Eric is an editor and writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he is not staring at a computer screen filled with text, he is usually staring at a computer screen filled with controllable animations. Today's youth call this gaming. He also likes to shoot things. With a camera, of course.


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