The Death Stranding Directors Cut will be out for PlayStation 5 on 24th September 2021. Gamescom Live 2021 has concluded with a lengthy look at the enhanced version of the game.
If you want to deliver your packages quicker then evolved stabilisers are just the thing, allowing you to jump from high areas and land safely. The new Cargo Catapult can launch your cargo across vast distances and then you can pilot them down the last few metres to a smooth landing. Buddy bot has been upgraded and now has increased capabilities
A firing range lets you practise you weapons skills and train and compete for high scores in virtual play areas. There are new weapons including a Maser Gun which can stun enemies for a prolonged period. Boss battles can be replayed. and a new score system will let you see your global ranking.
On the frivolous side of the Death Stranding: Director’s Cut there are eight new tracks in the music player and new jump ramps allow you to do tricks on your bike. There’s also a new race track with online rankings.
There are also new missions which take you to underground bunkers and feature stealth combat – yep, it’s very Metal Gear Solid. The trailer also shows a spooky new room with something very big hiding in the shadows. Boss battles can be replayed.
Hideo Kojima, creator of Death Stranding, has commented on the name of the enhanced version of his game . In short, he doesn’t like that it’s called Death Stranding: Director’s Cut.
“A director’s cut in a movie is an additional edit to a shortened version that was either released reluctantly because the director did not have the right to edit it, or because the running time had to be shortened,” tweeted Kojima.
“In the game, it is not what was cut, but what was additionally produced that was included. Delector’s Plus? So, in my opinion, I don’t like to call ‘director’s cut’.”
Presumably that was a typo and he meant ‘Director’s Plus’. He has a point though, nothing is being cut from the game as he was happy for it to be released as is back in November 2019. However, many games have had a ‘Game of the Year’ edition despite not being he actual game of the year, so the name appears to be a decision by Sony’s marketing team.
In our Death Stranding PlayStation 4 review Tuffcub wrote:
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.
If you already own the PS4 version of Death Stranding, you can get the PS5 Death Stranding Director’s Cut Digital Deluxe Edition Upgrade for only [$10, €10]. This option will be available at launch.