'Death Stranding' release date, news: Guillermo del Toro says he's not involved in the creative process

A screenshot from the "Death Stranding" trailer released at The Game Awards 2016 | Sony Interactive Entertainment

"Death Stranding" is certainly Hideo Kojima's most ambitious project yet. People don't usually see famous actors take part in video games, but "Death Stranding" is a whole different matter. "The Walking Dead" star, Norman Reedus, and "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" actor Mads Mikkelsen have already joined the project. Director Guillermo del Toro is also going to play one of the characters and fans already saw his character in the trailer released at The Game Awards 2016 last month.

Kojima and del Toro have worked together before on the canceled "Silent Hills" for Konami, so fans were wondering if he's going to have any creative input on this game as well. Well, IGN managed to talk to del Toro recently, and the "Pan's Labyrinth" director told them that he's just playing a character in the game. He also confirmed that he wouldn't be involved in the creative process.

"Kojima-san called me and said, 'I want you to be a character in the game,' and I said, 'Gladly.' He's discussed his ideas so I could understand the character, but other than that I'm not involved, creatively, at all," del Toro stated. "This is entirely Kojima-san's game. I think it's gonna be a fantastic game, 100%. But this is him and his ideas. I'm just a puppet in his hands. My contribution is limited to being a cheerleader for his ideas and being scanned for long hours at a time. That's about it," he added.

Well, looks like del Toro has nothing to do with the strange trailers then. Right now, not much is known about the project. The trailers don't really reveal much and Kojima has been keeping things under wraps for now.

"Death Stranding" still doesn't have a release date, but Eurogamer believes that it should come out before the 2020 Summer Olympics. Since it's published by Sony Interactive Entertainment, industry insiders believe the game will be exclusive to PlayStation 4.