If a recent post by actor Norman Reedus is to be believed, Death Stranding may feature black holes. Very little is known about the upcoming title so far, although secrets and clues have been teased in several Death Stranding trailers.
On Instagram recently, Death Stranding actor Norman Reedus reposted a strange simulation of a person being sucked into what appears to be a black hole. Just a few seconds long and accompanied by Reedus’ caption “yep,” the post does not explicitly reference the upcoming game.
The fact that it is a repost and not something made by Reedus (or Death Stranding creator Hideo Kojima) could mean that the actor simply found the content interesting. However, fans are adamant that this is connected to the upcoming game.
For starters, fans have noted that the lone figure in the video bares a striking resemblance to Reedus’ own character that has been featured in several Death Stranding teasers. Reedus’ character is a totally nude white male and although he has longer hair than the figure in the Instagram video, the similarities are still clear. The weird fleshiness of the character can also be compared to the peculiar fleshy ‘things’ seen in some trailers for the game, with umbilical cords attached to babies and tentacles writhing about on tanks too.
As noted in a new video by YongYea, there have been other clues pointing to black holes and physics as well. These include the Schwarzschild Radius (the mathematics used to define the radius of a black hole) engraved on the necklace worn by Reedus’ character and the fact that ‘BLACK HOLE’ is written on a gun wielded by the Death Stranding character played by Mads Mikkelsen.
With no release date attached to Death Stranding yet, fans may be no closer to getting confirmations about the game’s content. Kojima and the rest of the cast seem to be enjoying themselves by dropping breadcrumbs, hints and teasers about the game with no official explanation.
Although fans seem to be having a field day as they take the time to decipher all of this information, many would agree that it would be nice if some more concrete details were released. With E3 2017 right around the corner, some more Death Stranding information could be revealed during the Sony E3 2017 press conference and that may be what Reedus’ recent post is pointing to.
Death Stranding is in development for PS4.