Kojima Productions have dropped the bombshell that Death Stranding will be coming to PC next year with 505 Games on publishing duties, with a tweet pencilling this in for “early summer of 2020”. The news comes practically on the eve of the PlayStation 4 release, which will land next week on 8th November.
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DEATH STRANDING release on PS4 is November 8, 2019!!
Furthermore, KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS is happy to announce that DEATH STRANDING will be coming to PC in early summer of 2020!!#kojimaproductions #deathstrandingpc pic.twitter.com/Sk4clWWY1X
— Kojima Productions (@KojiPro2015_EN) October 28, 2019
A PC release for Death Stranding has long been expected, with the studio signed up to publish their game on PlayStation 4 as an independent studio. Back in August we saw mentions of exclusivity being removed from the PlayStation website, and when the game was initially revealed the Sony press release did state the game is coming to PC, something Sony seemed to have forgotten in the following months and only just remembered. There’s even the possibility that the game will head to PlayStation 5.
Death Stranding is one of Sony’s key titles in the run up to Christmas 2019 and they have a track record of taking older hit games such as the Uncharted series and The Last of Us and giving them up a polish for the next generation of consoles, so Death Stranding on PlayStation 5 is very possible.
The PC version announcement comes with PlayStation 4 owners still waiting to get their hands on Hideo Kojima’s latest, not to mention waiting for reviews to drop to see which side of Kojima’s game development manages to shine through in this game. Review embargoes drop on 1st November, but that hasn’t stopped “reviews” from slipping out and being retweeted by Kojima Productions.
The author of Mecha Samurai Empire & Cyber Shogun Revolution, Peter Tieryas, broke the review embargo earlier today, tweeting that he has played Death Stranding and it is “breathtaking, easily one of the most unique and stunning experiences I’ve had in all my years of gaming.” He also notes that he’s not allowed to say anything more until the review embargo drops on November 1st, but seems not to have bothered to actually read the embargo which expressly forbids him from making such comments.
Another person who has described Death Stranding as stunning, is the director of the critically acclaimed Max Max film, George Miller. In a new video posted by IGN he describes how “cultural evolution” can only happen if new ideas are presented. “If we were doing the same old safe work all the time, that’s almost a certain way to fail anyway,” he said.
So we’ve still got a big old embargo to wait for, but while we do, why not check out the official Death Stranding Spotify playlist, curated by Kojima Productions, that includes tracks from game and other related songs. Artists include Low Roar, Alan Walker, Au/Ra, MISSIO, Khalid, and Labrinth.