Death Stranding Runs in Horizon: Zero Dawn Engine, Kojima Productions Opens Studio Within Guerrilla Games


With the Fox Engine owned by Konami, Hideo Kojima toured the world and basically shopped around for a third party engine that would suit his needs for Death Stranding.

Now, Kojima Productions boss Hideo Kojima has revealed the game is being made within the same game engine as Guerrilla Games’ Horizon: Zero Dawn. This means the relationship between Kojima Productions and Sony Interactive Entertainment is much closer than we thought.

Known internally as the Decima engine, and within the past few years has seen a “quantum leap” in terms of sheer power, according to Guerrilla Games studio head Hermen Hulst.

Mads Mikkelsen was confirmed as the game’s antagonist, set against the protagonist set to be played by Norman Reedus. Finally, Kojima confirmed there will be female characters in the game, however they haven’t been confirmed just yet.

In case you missed it, you can find the game’s newest trailer here.

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  1. catazxy
    December 3, 2016 at 5:24 pm

    Sexy girls and men holding babies…..is kojima in some sort of phase?

  2. Mr0303
    December 3, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    So all his touring with Mark Cerny around the first party studios was him picking an engine. Well, Guerrilla Games make really pretty games, so he chose wisely.

  3. Mr0303
    December 3, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    He may be slowly being red pilled.

  4. porkbun
    December 3, 2016 at 5:39 pm

    female character is his pregnant lover right?

  5. Dendro
    December 3, 2016 at 5:42 pm

    “Finally, Kojima confirmed there will be female characters in the game, however they haven’t been confirmed just yet.”

    So he confirmed but they haven’t been confirmed yet? That fucking ruse master…

  6. catazxy
    December 3, 2016 at 5:50 pm

    Daily Niche will be extra long this time, now that I think about it, psx 2016 is a great podcast topic, too..

  7. catazxy
    December 3, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    When he thinks of horror the first thing it pops in his mind, are babies. Trolljima knows his stuff. Babies scare me too..

  8. Guest
    December 3, 2016 at 6:21 pm

    I’m guessing someone accidentally wrote confirmed a second time instead of announced

  9. NeoTruth
    December 3, 2016 at 6:28 pm

    Maybe the games reveals the stages of trauma Kojima experienced while working at Konami?

  10. AR7777
    December 3, 2016 at 6:46 pm

    I’m not a big fan of Kojima’s games, actually I’ve only played a demo of MGS on the PSX but this one looks really interesting.

  11. Zanard Bell
    Zanard Bell
    December 3, 2016 at 6:46 pm

    All photosynthesis-powered for maximum skinnage, I assume.

  12. Minuteworld92
    December 3, 2016 at 9:02 pm

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  13. nine_ball
    December 3, 2016 at 11:48 pm

    Either way, is really something that needs to be confirmed in the first place?

  14. Maria Maasaa
    Maria Maasaa
    December 4, 2016 at 12:06 am

    Kojima is not a wounded soilder

  15. NeoTruth
    December 4, 2016 at 3:29 am

    At least soldiers sign up for the possibility of being injured, what happened to Kojima wasn’t something to be expected. And the practices there were similar to that of a concentration camp.

  16. 2501
    December 4, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    You do know that he spent a half decade being the VP of Konami that just so happened to be the most unprofitable for the company. It’s no surprise that he was going to get fired because he’s tied to a string of financial flops in his position. He greenlighted the Castlevania LoS series which sold poorly and ended drastically, and Ground Zeroes under-performed because nobody wanted to spend £30 on a demo.

  17. Eden
    December 4, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    Isn’t it funny that we live in a world where you have to confirm a female characters existence in something. I’m guessing she will get get her own trailer and her own “badass” fight scene against ten men…

  18. PixelBuff
    December 5, 2016 at 11:32 am

    “Finally, Kojima confirmed there will be female characters in the game”

    Dear Kojima, please PLEASE give us something that will bring as many SJW tears as Quiet did.