Kojima Shows Guerrilla ‘Incredible Things He’s Making’ in Death Stranding

Guerrilla Games is impressed with Hideo Kojima’s work on Death Stranding after he made a recent visit to the first-party studio.

Hermen Hulst, the managing director for the Killzone Shadow Fall and Horizon Zero Dawn developer, took to Twitter to mark the three-year anniversary of the Japanese developer receiving a copy of the studio’s Decima engine.

According to Hulst, the Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain director returned to Guerrilla Games to show the “incredible things he’s making with it” in the upcoming Death Stranding.

Posting on Twitter, Kojima also sent out a heartfelt message for the support that Hulst and his team offered him after he left Konami and founded his independent studio, Kojima Productions.

“On Jan. 26, 2016, I first visited Guerrilla Games,” he tweeted.

“Back then I just established Kojima Productions, had no office, machine or engine, only [a] few staffs working.

“Guerrilla’s proposition of support to me in that circumstances has developed a stronger bond(strand) over the last three years.”

The Metal Gear Solid creator’s highly anticipated title has an ensemble cast that includes Norman Reedus, Mads Mikkelsen, Léa Seydoux, Troy Baker, Lindsay Wagner, Emily O’Brien and Tommie Earl Jenkins.

Last year, Kojima Productions’ head of marketing and communications, Aki Saito, posted images of him speaking to Reedus.

The Walking Dead star called Kojima’s title “mind-blowing, epic, the future and incredible.”

Death Stranding will launch on PlayStation 4, but an exact release date has not been confirmed.