Kojima Tweets a Picture of Moss and Gets 1,000 Retweets and Counting

Kojima Tweets a Picture of Moss and Gets 1,000 Retweets and Counting

E3 fever might be going too far.

Hideo Kojima is one of those auteur-style creators whose every social media post and cryptic tweet could genuinely be a hint or tease about his new game. So when Kojima posts a picture of grass (or is it moss?) you best pay attention.

Although maybe this time all Kojima really did tweet was a picture of moss rendered through the Decima engine. Decima is the game engine created by Guerrilla Games and currently used by Kojima Productions for its new game, Death Stranding. Admittedly the picture of the moss Kojima released really is an impressive graphical demonstration of what the team at Kojima Productions is doing with Guerrilla's engine.

Fans must have really been impressed by the moss because as of this writing the tweet currently has over 1,000 retweets and counting. And yes, some fans are in fact analyzing the moss for any hints for what the enigmatic Death Stranding could be.

After leaving Konami and forced to part with the company's proprietary Fox Engine used for Metal Gear Solid 5, Kojima shopped for a new game engine to use for his new game. It ultimately came down to two candidates, one of which was Guerrilla's Decima engine. Kojima ultimately went with that engine and Guerrilla gave Kojima the full source code with no contractual obligations.

Interestingly enough, the engine was named after a 17th century Dutch island off the coast of Japan called that when The Netherlands was the only foreign country allowed to trade with Japan. History truly repeats itself.

Accompanying the moss image Kojima added, "+1 on the T-minus 3 weeks. #E32018 DecimaƗKojima=DS." This is in reference to several other developers who tweeted similar countdowns to E3. Most notably Kojima's Sony cohort Neil Druckmann who also tweeted "T-minus 3 weeks," with an image from The Last of Us 2.

We expect to see both Death Stranding and The Last of Us 2 at Sony's E3 press conference this year. Sony announced that it will have a noticeably smaller E3 press conference than prior years, and confirmed that no hardware announcements will be made at the show. For more, check out our full E3 2018 schedule for the full event schedule. And check in with USgamer as we head to LA for E3 again this year.

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Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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