The Death Stranding PC release has been delayed to give developer Kojima Productions "more time to finalize and polish" amidst stay-at-home orders in place across the globe, publisher 505 Games has confirmed.
The title was original set to launch on June 2, but has now been pushed back by just over a month to the new release date of July 14, with a statement from the 505 Games Twitter account explaining that the reschedule "allows the development team more time to finalize and polish."
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A Death Stranding PC release is coming and will launch in summer 2020 according to the official Kojima Productions Twitter account.
In an unexpected move, the account thanked fans for their support for the upcoming adventure before dropping the news that the PC port will arrive next summer, with 505 Games publishing this version.
Thanks to all of you who have been supporting #DEATHSTRANDING!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/Sk4clWWY1XOctober 28, 2019
While it’s not surprising that Death Stranding is getting a PC release, especially with the news that it was delisted as a PS4 exclusive back in May, we weren’t expecting to hear about its release window just 11 days before the PS4 version launches.
Having said that, it’s still good news for those without a PS4. While the account didn’t offer any other details on the PC port, with the Death Stranding World Tour starting this week in Paris, there’s a good chance that creator Hideo Kojima might go into some detail about what to expect from the upcoming PC version. If you’re in the UK and would like to meet Hideo Kojima, the Death Stranding tour comes to London on November 2, where he’ll be attending from 11:30am to 1:30pm GMT. Fingers crossed he might spill more beans on the upcoming PC version.
There’s been a steady drip of Death Stranding news over the past few weeks, with the game’s PS4 release date of November 8 creeping ever closer. The Death Stranding review embargo was confirmed for November 1, while last week we discovered that Conan O’Brien is in Death Stranding. Personally, I think it’ll be quite hard for him to top his many 30 Rock cameos, but hey, I’m excited to see how they’ll try.
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