Speculation that Death Stranding will be coming to PC has been rampant for a few months now, and today 505 Games confirmed it to be true.
Back in August, Death Stranding was delisted as a PlayStation 4 exclusive but nothing official was announced at the the time. However, this led to speculation that Hideo Kojima’s highly anticipated game would be coming to PC eventually.
Today, publisher 505 Games announced they will officially be bringing Death Stranding to PC next summer. Unfortunately, we’ll have to wait for more details to be revealed in the “near future,” but at least we finally have confirmation.
“We are extremely excited and honored to be working with the supremely talented team at Kojima Productions and to bring Death Stranding to PC gamers around the world,” 505 Games co-founder and CEO Raffi Galante said in a press release. “Death Stranding will take gamers through a completely original experience that will delight PC gamers everywhere.”
This is exciting news, no doubt, but with Death Stranding launching on PS4 next month (November 8), it’s going to be mighty hard to avoid spoilers for what is undoubtedly one of this year’s biggest and most mysterious games. Keeping whatever twists or thrills Death Stranding may have a secret for another 8-plus months is going to be nearly impossible. You’re pretty much going to have to avoid the internet for the next month or so if you want everything to remain a mystery up until the PC version’s launch.
Despite its console release next month, Death Stranding is still shrouded in secrets and mystery – as one would expect from a game developed by Kojima Productions. We know the story follows a character named Sam Porter (played by Normal Reedus), who travels across a devastated wasteland in attempt to save humanity from impending annihilation by, I guess, reconnected isolated cities? I’m going to be honest, I don’t know what the heck is really going on in this game, but that’s part of the intrigue.
It seems 505 Games is simply handling the publishing aspect of the PC release. The company is responsible for publishing a number of other well-known titles, including Remedy Entertainment’s Control. They’ve also published Terraria, PAYDAY 2 and more.
It sounds like Death Stranding will remain a PlayStation 4 exclusive on consoles.