Hideo Kojima has revealed that he plans to make a horror game following Death Stranding.
Obviously, when it comes to this particular developer, it’s not just any horror game. Kojima revealed that he wants it to be the ‘scariest’. Which, following P.T., is probably within his grasp.
He Tweeted: “As to make the scariest horror game, I’ll watch the scary movies in order to awaken my horror soul. THE EYE is the Thai horror movie I rent when making PT but was too scary to finish watching. The package is scary so I rented the disc only. Will I be able to finish watching?”
As to make the scariest horror game, I’ll watch the scary movies in order to awaken my horror soul. THE EYE is the Thai horror movie I rent when making PT but was too scary to finish watching. The package is scary so I rented the disc only. Will I be able to finish watching? pic.twitter.com/BVwPruUAvt— HIDEO_KOJIMA (@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN) November 22, 2019
Fans quickly began replying to his Tweet, with one saying: “I’m so excited to see literally whatever content your studio puts out next lol. I don’t care what platform, or genre it is- just get it done so I can have my mind blown again lmao”,
Another added: “This’ll probably be one of the best horror games since the Silent Hill series if it gets made.”
“I would love to find a movie or game that makes me feel this way. PT is the only piece of media to genuinely scare the hell out of me. Please, please make a horror that will make people “sh*t their pants”. You are the best!”, said a third.
If you’re not familiar with P.T., it came out in 2014 from a nonexistent gaming studio called 7780s Studio. You played as an unknown person, who wakes up in a haunted house. You have no means of defence, you can just walk or run. There are a series of puzzles to figure out as you make your way through the house, and once you’ve solved each one, you go into a new ‘loop’, where the house changes slightly. Throughout the game, you meet a hostile apparition called ‘Lisa’. If you were attacked by her, you would start the game again from the last loop.
Kojima made the game so it would last around a week, with the puzzles being intentionally difficult. Once you managed to escape from the house, it was revealed that P.T. stood for ‘Playable Teaser’, and it was a ‘trailer’ for a new game in the Silent Hill series, funnily enough called Silent Hills. Sadly, we all know how that went.
The game (or should I say trailer?) was so well received due to the claustrophobia, as well as having no defence so the feeling of being completely vulnerable. In fact, it’s been described as one of the best horror ‘games’ of all time by a range of journalists.
If this is anything to go by, Kojima’s new project is sure to be incredible.
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