Game development veteran Hideo Kojima has responded to his latest title Death Stranding receiving more mixed reviews in the US than in Europe and Japan.
Speaking to Italian site TGCom24 - as reported by WCCFtech - the Metal Gear creator is quoted as saying that the fact that American gamers like first-person shooters might be a reason why Death Stranding has had a slightly more muted critical response there than in other parts of the world.
“I must say that the game has received some enthusiastic reviews, above all in Europe and Japan," said Kojima, as translated by IGN.
"Here in the US, instead, we’ve had stronger criticisms. Perhaps it’s a game that’s difficult to understand for a certain type of critic and some of the public. Americans are some of the biggest first-person shooter fans and Death Stranding isn’t that.”
Sony has confirmed to that outlet that the last line of Kojima's quote is: “In America, there are a lot of FPS fans, maybe those fans are saying this is like a different game and are not rating it very high.”