This quote is from Geoff Keighley, the journalist behind The Game Awards, who is also a close friend of Kojima. (Perhaps he didn’t say it because he also happens to have a cameo in Death Stranding…)
„But what I will say I think about the game is that what he’s doing with the online aspects of it, I think people aren’t quite fully ready for what he’s sort of doing. And if you remember, even in Opening Night Live, we talked a lot about how people like, you know, everyone can like pee on the mushroom, and it’ll grow bigger. And it’s like, I mean, it’s silly and funny, but you got to take that concept and think about how that applies to everything you do in the game, and this sort of connected world and connecting people. People are like, oh, that’s so silly, crazy Kojima. But think about that, how that applies to everything you’re doing in Death Stranding. Yeah, and what’s going to happen? And again, I think he’s building something that is, it’s not just a single-player game is sort of these online components. I think he’ll eventually talk about more of that. But I’m excited for people to kind of realize what’s in Death Stranding. And again, I don’t even fully understand it. Because there’s so much to it, but you know, he’s operating in such a different level with like, rocking the baby and all this other crazy. Like, we’ll see,” Keighley told IGN in an interview at Gamescom. So a new approach is happening in Death Stranding, and we should wait for further information about it. (It might happen at the Tokyo Game Show in mid-September… there might be no other choice.)
Death Stranding is out on November 8 on PlayStation 4, but rumours say it might get a PC port later, too.