Update 1.11 for Death Stranding is out today, and it does just one thing to the game.
【News】There is an update (version 1.11) for #DeathStranding launched today!
Some of the cut scenes can be skipped using the cancel button from the 2nd time. #TomorrowIsInYourHands pic.twitter.com/RMeM0qwBXi
— Kojima Productions (@KojiPro2015_EN) February 28, 2020
Yup, if you’re playing the game for a second time, you can now skip cutscenes. Well, some of them. That’s a blessing given Kojima’s reputation for super-duper long cutscenes.
So, uh, yeah, that’s pretty cool?
Death Stranding won our overall Game of the Year 2019 award, closely followed by Control, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, and Resident Evil 2. It also picked up awards for Best Narrative, Best Single Player Game, and Best PlayStation 4 Game.
In our review, Tuffcub scored Death Stranding a masterful 10/10, stating:
Death Stranding is like nothing I have ever played; beautiful, heart racing, heart breaking, frustrating, epic, stunning, and utterly nuts. I laughed, I cried, I cursed, and I went to the toilet an awful lot. Death Stranding isn’t just my Game of the Year, it’s a contender for Game of the Generation too.
Death Stranding is just the latest game in a glittering career for Hideo Kojima, the driving force behind the Metal Gear and Zone of the Enders franchises, Policenauts, and more. As an industry veteran Hideo Kojima is being recognised with a BAFTA Fellowship. It’s the highest award that the organisation can give. Previous awardees from video games include Gabe Newell, Peter Molyneux, Shigeru Miyamoto, and Rockstar Games.
Currently, Death Stranding is only available on PlayStation 4. However, just days before launch, Kojima Productions confirmed that their debut AAA title will also be coming to PC in summer 2020. This version of the game will be published by 505 Games.
It will be the first PC game to use the Decima Engine. Created by Guerrilla games, it’s the same engine that powers critically acclaimed PlayStation 4 exclusive, Horizon: Zero Dawn, a game for which there’s growing rumours and hints that it’s also heading to PC. There’s no confirmation of that from Sony, but I mean, why not when all the hard work porting the game engine is being done for Death Stranding?