Death Stranding, the next game from Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima, is already playable–and developer Kojima Productions is allowing outside people to play it. Jordan Vogt-Roberts, who is directing the upcoming Metal Gear Solid movie, recently tweeted that he’s had a chance to play Death Stranding. In short, he was blown away, describing the game as a “miracle.”
“YOU. ARE. NOT. READY,” Vogt-Roberts said of his impressions of Death Stranding thus far.
So @HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN let me play DEATH STRANDING❗️The world is next-level immaculate. It’s like freebasing pure Kojima & Shinkawa. Remember when FURY ROAD blew you away but also made you (in the best-most-thankful way) ask “wtf” how does this miracle exist? YOU. ARE. NOT. READY❗️ pic.twitter.com/RkVxtZCcbj
— Jordan Vogt-Roberts (@VogtRoberts) February 6, 2019
Vogt-Roberts isn’t the only celebrity to speak highly of Death Stranding. Speaking to Metro, The Walking Dead actor Norman Reedus, who plays a character in Death Stranding, said he’s never seen anything like what Kojima is doing with the game.
“The concept is so far out into the future. Instead of eliminating everyone around you, it’s bringing everyone together,” he explained. “It’s a very positive video game, but scary and depressing at the same time. It’s kind of a new movie. I’ve never seen anything like what we’re doing.”
Overall, Reedus said Death Stranding is a “crazy complicated game.” The trailers and information about the title released thus far do not fully encapsulate what Death Stranding is, it seems.
“The trailers show you an aspect of it, but not a whole picture of what the game will be,” he said.
Death Stranding is Kojima’s first new game since his split with Konami. Very little is known about the game, and that appears to be intentional, with Kojima weaving secrets into its new trailers. In addition to Reedus, the game features other celebrities such as Mads Mikkelsen, Lea Seydoux, Lindsay Wagner, Guillermo del Toro, and Troy Baker. No release date has been set as of yet.
Fortnite’s Week 10 challenges have gone live across all platforms, which means we’re coming to the end of the game’s seventh season. Developer Epic Games still hasn’t announced when Season 8 of Battle Royale will begin, but we do know when the current season will formally wrap up.
According to Epic’s website, Season 7 of Fortnite is scheduled to end on Thursday, February 28. This doesn’t necessarily mean that Season 8 will kick off immediately afterward; there have been instances in the past where a new season would begin a few days after the previous one ended. However, it does give us some idea of when we can expect Season 8 to start.
As for what awaits in the new season, that remains remains anyone’s guess. Epic hasn’t shared any details yet about Season 8, although some strange things have begun happening in the game. Recently, players have experienced sudden earthquakes in the middle of a match, and based on audio files gleaned from a datamine, it appears the tremors will only continue to grow in strength.
It’s unclear what these earthquakes portend for Season 8, but Epic typically ushers in new seasons of Fortnite with some sort of world-changing event. Prior to the start of Season 7, an iceberg could be seen drifting toward the island, and Season 6 began after the infamous purple cube known as Kevin plunged into Loot Lake and transformed it.
In the meantime, players still have a little more time to complete this season’s challenges. If you need help, you can find times and guides in our complete Season 7 challenges roundup. Epic has also announced a big Share the Love event for the game, which will encompass new Overtime challenges, additional rewards to unlock, and two double XP weekends.
GameSpot and Ubisoft want Australian readers to join us during the private beta for Tom Clancy’s Division 2 this weekend! It begins this Friday on February 8 at 8pm AEST.
Two main missions are playable, along with five side missions and additional activities in the open world. One of three new Dark Zones will show off The Division 2’s brand of PvPvE action, while you can sample the more organized PvP gameplay in a Conflict game mode named Skirmish.
Additionally, one slice of endgame content is included in the beta: an Invaded mission will unlock on February 9 at 8pm AEST. The test period will cap players’ progress at level 30.
To get access to the code, all you need to do is fill out the form below and follow one of our social media accounts! Along with your access rights, you will be able to invite up to 3 Uplay friends to the Beta.
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For more info on The Division 2, including how the new Dark Zones work and how Ubisoft is planning on providing a surprising endgame, you can check out our features and articles on here on GameSpot.