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DEATH STRANDING's Design Philosophy

Hideo Kojima (Founder, Kojima Productions)

Location: Room 154, South Hall

Date: Thursday, March 19

Time: 10:00am - 11:00am

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core+Summits Pass, Core Pass - Get your pass now!

Topic: Design

Format: Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All

Starting over from scratch with the new studio, KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS, and creating an entirely original AAA title in such a short amount of time is no small feat, even for world-renown game creator Hideo Kojima. Just how has Hideo Kojima continued to remain this consistent and focused on implementing novel ideas…ones that demonstrate a strong understanding of the essence of worldwide issues…so masterfully into his games? Joined by the creator himself, we would like to unravel this process through an analysis of DEATH STRANDING’s concept, theme, storytelling, game mechanics, and development utilizing the overarching keyword of “Connection” as a framework.


Attendees will get an inside look at the decision making behind the ground breaking gameplay, narrative, audio and art style of the award winning PlayStation title Death Stranding.

Intended Audience

Anyone interested in hearing behind the scenes stories from the creation of Death Stranding.