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Death Stranding Ditches PS4 Exclusivity



Death Stranding

If you failed to be enthusiastic about the next Hideo Kojima production because there was no sign it would come to PC, it is time to be excited again. Death Stranding is officially coming to PC next summer.

Hideo Kojima is somewhat of a Ridley Scott of video gaming. Not that their styles are all that similar, but it is rare when an individual receives notoriety to the extent that all future projects involving them are automatically boosted by their name recognition alone.

After the sour severing of ties with Konami, Kojima’s next big project is Death Stranding β€” an open-world, survival action game with extremely high production value.

At this point, it is difficult to tell if all the gameplay hooks will pan out exactly as envisioned β€” but the amazing visual fidelity, animation quality, and environmental post-apocalyptic expanse are sure to draw you in.

On top of that, Kojima Productions decided to merge the mediums of film and video gaming even more. Not satisfied with actors merely lending their voice, they will be fully digitized β€” thanks to 3D scanning technology.

Standing out from the cast, you may be familiar the most with Norman Reedus from The Walking Dead series and the prolific Mads Mikkelsen, lately known for his Hannibal series and appearing in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Doctor Strange.

Death Stranding Norman Reedus

Image courtesy of IGDB/Death Stranding press kit.

As one would expect when a game ditches platform exclusivity in late development, PlayStation 4 owners will get to see it by the end of this year, on November 8, while PC gamers will have to wait for half a year longer.

The exact PC release date has not yet been set, nor the differences between PS4 and PC versions, given that PCs can offer a much greater deal of hardware power than a static six-year old console hardware.

Images/videos courtesy of YouTube, Twitter, IGDB.

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