A new Death Stranding PS4 controller feature has been revealed by Hideo Kojima. He explained that, should they choose to do so, players will be able to hear BB, one of the characters in Death Stranding, through their Dualshock 4 controller.
Speaking to fans on Twitter, Hideo Kojima posted four separate images of the limited edition Playstation 4 Pro Death Stranding bundle along with a little message. He said that by adjusting the game’s settings, players will be able to hear BB through their controller.
By setting, you’ll be able to have BB’s voice coming out from this BBish controller👍🌈🦀☔️🐟🐋🐬💀👶✋🤩 pic.twitter.com/BzBRI4Oyxb
— HIDEO_KOJIMA (@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN) September 27, 2019
This isn’t the first time that Hideo Kojima has made use of the Dualshock 4’s speaker. With Metal Gear Solid 5 The Phantom Pain, it was possible to have music blaring out of the controller, or hear the in-game conversations, directly from the controller. While may found this feature annoying, it added an extra level of depth to the title, making the player hear the tape or incoming transmission as Snake was, through another device.
Hideo Kojima also made use of the Dualshock 4 in a unique way with the playable teaser he worked on for Silent Hills, which was ultimately canned altogether. By playing a recording of Hideo Kojima, which he had posted online, into the Dualshock 4’s microphone, players could unlock something in the game. However, due to the teaser being taken down from the Playstation Store, there’s little evidence of what this actually unlocked.
Check out our article on why Death Stranding doesn’t require Playstation Plus for multiplayer.