Someone found a way to turn Death Stranding into a literal walking simulator
YouTube is truly the home to many bizarre and fun videos. In a new video, YouTuber Allen Pan had the bright idea of jerry-rigging a Sony DualShock 4 (DS4) controller to a threadmill so he can use it for the movement controls in Hideo Kojima's Death Stranding game. The result were pretty amusing.
Pan is a YouTuber who's quite the engineer and has uploaded numerous videos where he recreates different things from movies or games, often with help from friends. For Death Stranding, he decided to turn the game into the walking simulator it is clearly meant to be. By using a custom relay chip, an Arduino motherboard, and a digital potentiometer that is connected to a DS4 controller, he was able to make it so that running on the threadmill caused Sam to start walking or running in the game.
Although it work, the control scheme lacked fine controls and wouldn't let him stop or do other actions. In fact, almost immediately after he started testing his rig the character stumbled with no way to stop falling without using the DS4. And as much as Death Stranding is mostly walking, there's still quite a few other gameplay features so the controller is still necessary.
As you may imagine, this is a very impractical and exhausting way to play the game. Nevertheless, it was quite a fun and interesting piece of work. That said, if there's a rig like this for you, would you mind getting a workout while you game? Let us know on our Facebook page and stay tuned to TechNave.com for more news in tech and gaming.