Speaking with Gamespot, Hideo Kojima has stated that episodic content is the future of gaming distribution.
“Right now we have two-hour-long movies and TV episodes are roughly 40 minutes, but in Japan you have morning shows that last 15 minutes,” he explained.
“That’s where I think things are headed, having five or 15-minute episodes. For games, having massive, long games will become a thing of the past.”
Metal Gear Solid V was split up into several missions each with its own intro and end credits. Going by that it seems Kojima is more interested in delivery approach that is more akin to bite sized experiences. Whether this means Death Stranding will be episodic remains to be seen.
Personally, and as much as I love Kojima’s work, I tend to lean on games that are more of a complete experience. I understand how he likes to measure up games to other mediums but that doesn’t mean they need to be movies or TV shows.