It’s been some time since we’ve heard anything from Hideo Kojima’s Death Stranding, but the mysterious developer continues to tease us on Twitter with random information. Last night, he did it again, managing to drop some newish information in with a slightly harmless tweet.
The "thing" that Norman is wearing in DEATH STRANDING has been created based from CGI model data, material is titanium. This is still sample, checking to see whether to merchandise. pic.twitter.com/fdgOzeCzW9
— HIDEO_KOJIMA (@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN) November 13, 2017
As you can tell from the tweet above, it seems like Kojima is simply advertising a potential product, the “thing” that Norman Reedus is seen wearing around his neck in the various Death Stranding videos. However, upon closer inspection, it seems that the inscription on the necklace might reveal some new information.
The inscription is of the Schwarzschild radius, a formula that states that anything within the radius of a certain sphere will have the same escape velocity as the speed of light. The equation itself is often used when describing the event horizon of a black hole. What this means for Death Stranding is unknown, but it could be theorized that Norman Reedus’ character has the ability to either utilize black holes as a form of travel or simply needs the formulas written down for whatever he’s on a quest to do.
As is the case with most of Kojima’s work, we won’t know for sure until the game comes out, and even then it will be theorized and dissected for months after its release. For now, we’ll have to wonder what the strange formulas on the necklace mean until we get a chance to play the game ourselves.
Death Stranding currently has no release window, but will be releasing on the PlayStation 4.