Just when you think you've seen it all, someone goes and hooks up their treadmill to a PS4 to play Death Stranding. Yes, you read that correctly, and yes, it does actually work, remarkably well.
Check out the impressive segment just below. You can clearly see the player isn't using his DualShock 4 to move Sam Bridges in Death Stranding, because it appears as though he's actually removed the left analog stick from the modified controller.
All good things must come to an end though, which the gameplay demo does when Sam takes an unfortunate tumble down an entire cliff face. What a way to go.
You can actually see the full video on YouTube just below from Allen Pan. Turns out he doesn't even like Death Stranding that much, he's just put way more hours than is healthy into the game (me too Allen, me too).
If you want to see the full breakdown on how Pan converted the treadmill into a micro-controller, skip to roughly 4:12 in the video above. Or, if you want to see the full extended gameplay demo in action, skip to 6:12. Honestly though, the entire video is a really great and entertaining electrical breakdown, perfect for dummies like me.
Turns out the treadmill isn't so good for sneaking around though. That's kind of a problem when you run into Death Stranding's stealth sections with the imposing BTs.