You might think that your gallery of screenshots from Death Stranding is nifty but Kojima Productions and Pete Rowbottom have just released a real-life set of snaps that drags Death Stranding into the real world, and they are amazing.
Produced by 2018 Landscape Photographer of the Year winner and avid gamer, Pete Rowbottom, in conjunction with the studio behind the genre-defying Death Stranding, the selection of photographs in this post are just a few of the stunning images captured by the project to bring Death Stranding’s beauty into the real world. Not only are each of the images inspired by Death Stranding’s landscape, but look to recreate the haunting beauty of near future wastelands even more awe-inspiring. Alongside this collection of work, Kojima Productions released a short documentary which follows Pete on his journey as he explores the landscapes in the game, discovers Photo Mode’s vast array of options and drops some advice on how to improve your own virtual landscape photos.
While Death Stranding might be something of an acquired taste to some, there’s no denying that the game is something to behold. After launching back in 2019 on Playstation 4 and then porting onto PC, thanks to 505 Games, the photo mode of this title has only been enhanced by the power of the PC. The keyboard port of Death Stranding brought ultra-widescreen support for the first time and NVIDIA DLSS2.0 technology to add in improved frame rates and a host of extra graphic options for gamers.
Frankly, I’m not sure that Pete’s effort isn’t wasted on me here but it might be time for me to jump back into Death Stranding and build a road to nowhere just to sit back and enjoy the view. You can watch the full 7-minute documentary in the video above and find out more about Death Stranding in our review.