Nah, not really. You only have to see how the MGS series progresses gameplay wise to realise how obvious it is that MGS5's gameplay would most likely be what Kojima tries to emulate.
And this isn't the first time gameplay was shown: we saw traversal back at e3 2018, and honestly it didn't look that far removed from MGS5 traversal. Just because we only see some shooting now doesn't mean we have finally seen gameplay.
So yes, you could have guessed that the gameplay would maybe resemble MGS5, unless you thought Kojima was going to randomly abandon that template or if you thought E3 2018 was all cutscenes.
We saw traversal... You mean like in every other open world game? Or game period? So based on that traversal trailer, which was non unique, and combined with the fact while still at Konami he stressed multiple times that he was tired of Metal Gear, and on top of that he stressed multiples that Death Stranding would be something new, that was dead giveaway that it would be based on MGSV?
So the traversal, from every open world game as you say, wasn't a sign to you that there was going to be a traditional nature to the gameplay?
And just because he wanted out of MG doesn't mean he wants out of the gameplay loop of the series. And just because DS is something new doesn't mean that it is now 100% dissimilar from his previous work.
I said you (as in ppl in general not actually you yourself) could have guessed what the gameplay might have been like, so you (yes you) don't need to take it so personally.
Here, interview back in 2017 to help you out:
What type of game will Death Stranding be?
You can think of Death Stranding as an action game. Many people play games in the shooting genre and I want to make a game that is very intuitive for them so they can get into the experience very easily, but when they play it for a bit they will realise there is a certain new type of depth to it, something that they might not have seen before.
Can you tell us more about the gameplay?
I can’t really speak on that right now but in a word, it’s an action game – an open world game, with a lot of freedom. You have a lot of freedom of choice to do what you want to do and you can get in vehicles and so on. If you are a fighter, there’s plenty of opportunity for that. If you’re not that type of player, there are other ways to play this game.
Last edited by twintail - on 30 May 2019