Death Stranding runs on the Horizon: Zero Dawn engine

Mads Mikkelsen's character is the antagonist.

Death Stranding

Kojima Productions boss Hideo Kojima revealed during a panel at PlayStation Experience 2016 that the engine behind his upcoming PlayStation 4 title Death Stranding is that of Guerrilla Games’ Horizon: Zero Dawn.

Kojima went on a tour across Sony’s studios earlier this year in search of an engine for his new game and ultimately settled on Guerrilla’s. The engine is called Decima and is used to power all of Guerrilla’s games, including Horizon: Zero Dawn. According to Guerrilla Games studio head Hermen Hulst, the engine has taken a “quantum leap” forward in the past few years to get ready for this project.

Also discussed during the panel, Kojima said there will be female characters in the game, but he isn’t prepared to reveal them yet. He also said that the character played by Mads Mikkelsen is the antagonist. A limited edition vinyl featuring the music from the E3 2016 trailer and the track in a special version of the second trailer shown during the panel is also planned for release.

Speaking of which, watch that new version below.

Watch the entire panel below.

Thanks, GameSpot.

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