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Hideo Kojima Shows Exactly How Death Stranding’s Photo Mode Works

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When Death Stranding makes its PC debut, it’ll come with some elements entirely new to the game. Among them is a Photo Mode that will let you pause the action and start snapping shots of memorable moments. Hideo Kojima shared a brief video just over 30 seconds long that looks at how it works and some of the different frames and effects that can be applied.

The Death Stranding Photo Mode clip begins by showing how it can be pulled up in the middle of any scene. You can then adjust the camera angle, its roll, the aperture, autofocus, exposure, contrast, color filter, filter strength, effect strength, and depth of field. Sam’s expression can be changed, as can his eyeline or pose. You could even choose to remove him from the scene entirely. A frame or logo can be applied, and the UI could be hidden.

A few of the different frames and logos are highlighted after the halfway point. Some offer a Polaroid-like frame. There is also a handprint frame that can have the image you took showing through.

Death Stranding will come to the PC on June 2, 2020, with Photo Mode and a Half-Life crossover item among its new additions. It is immediately available on the PlayStation 4.

Jenni Lada
Jenni is Editor-in-Chief at Siliconera and has been playing games since getting access to her parents' Intellivision as a toddler. She continues to play on every possible platform and loves all of the systems she owns. (These include a PS4, Switch, Xbox One, WonderSwan Color and even a Vectrex!) You may have also seen her work at GamerTell, Cheat Code Central, Michibiku and PlayStation LifeStyle.