Earlier this month, Hideo Kojima revealed that “Death Stranding” will be powered by Guerrilla Games’ Decima Engine, the same engine that runs “Horizon Zero Dawn.” In a set of tweets this past Saturday, Kojima likened the use of the game engine to the Space Race during the Cold War.

The “Metal Gear” creator started out by saying that investment in competitive space exploration has become stagnant due to the financial costs. Because of this, most nations have given up on space shuttle program. With Kojima Productions and Guerrilla Games joining forces, Kojima believes that they would be able to metaphorically reach Jupiter.

Hideo Kojima Tweets Hideo Kojima on using Guerrilla Games' Decima Engine.

Kojima’s use of metaphor here can be quite vague and confusing, but what it means is that with both studios working together to build “Death Stranding” on the Decima Engine, they would be able to accomplish more than they would ever been able to separately, according to Kotaku. Kojima did say that they were aiming for photorealistic graphics in “Death Stranding,” and it looks like the Decima Engine is able to deliver on that.

Kojima, along with Guerrilla’s Hermen Hulst and PlayStation 4’s tech lead Mark Cerny, also revealed some details on their collaborative work for the highly anticipated game. “We believe their engine will help make a better game, and a better future for our industry,” Kojima told IGN. “Their engine is well suited to the tools and systems of an open-world game. This was a very important aspect for us.”

Cerny also said the the collaboration between Kojima Productions and Guerrilla isn’t just about sharing the Decima Engine, but a full collaboration between the two. The two studios will be sharing the same code, allowing both of them to exchange and trade information to improve their respective games.

Hulst also clarified that Kojima is wholly responsible for “Death Stranding,” while Guerrilla is responsible for “Horizon Zero Dawn.” However, Hulst said that the collaboration between the two will have a longer term payoff. “I can assure you that there will be substantial benefits going forward also for Guerrilla Games,” Hulst said.