Many are very excited about the Hideo Kojima-developed Death Stranding, despite its unanswered questions. This includes a variety of music artists who have decided to create a Death Stranding-inspired album officially titled "Death Stranding: Timefall (Original Music from the World of Death Stranding)."
Announced to be a PlayStation 4 exclusive again, Death Stranding is one of Fall's most anticipated games and is certainly one of its most ambiguous. The game has many so obsessed with it that a music album inspired by Death Stranding is being produced in its honor, and it includes the works of CHVRCHES and Khalid, among others.
Sony's official PlayStation website provides more information on the album. It is releasing on the same day as the game and will be available through various music streaming services, as well as available via a physical release. The website also specifies that the music is comprised of original music inspired by Death Stranding and not necessarily music directly from the game itself.
Death Stranding: Timefall announced, "a collection of new music from artists, producers, and musicians who have been inspired by the world of DEATH STRANDING"— Nibel (@Nibellion) August 26, 2019
Artists include CHVRCHES, Major Lazer and Khalidhttps://t.co/vW3UcFeWki pic.twitter.com/IjS4Mlp8z1
The website also provides information on the album's inclusion in various Death Stranding bundles that are available. It will be bundled with the Death Stranding Collector's Edition, as well as the Death Stranding Special Edition and Death Stranding Digital Deluxe Edition. While the Collector's Edition and Special Edition will both have physical voucher codes, buyers of the Digital Deluxe Edition will receive an email around the release of Death Stranding that will contain the voucher code. This code can then be redeemed on a Sony Music Entertainment website.
In light of Hideo Kojima's legacy with the Metal Gear Solid franchise, there is a lot of hype being built around Death Stranding. Kojima is arguably one of the most celebrated figures in the gaming industry, alongside the likes of Shigeru Miyamoto and others. He has been perceived as a visionary within the field for the themes explored in his games, as well as their narrative depth.
One can only hope that Death Stranding will live up to the hype surrounding it. Furthermore, Kojima's legacy has likely increased the players' expectations. In any regard, Kojima fans will know for sure whether the game continues Kojima's brand of bizarre plot points and extensive intrigue come November.
Death Stranding is set to launch November 8, 2019, on PlayStation 4.