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Update: Death Stranding PC has been officially announced alongside a prompt Summer 2020 release date.
Posted on Twitter by creator Hideo Kojima, the upcoming game that we know very little about will not be a PlayStation 4 exclusive. Rumors have been circulating for a while: not long ago the title was removed from the PlayStation 4 exclusives list.
For fans of Metal Gear Solid and Zone of the Enders, Hideo Kojima’s next innovative title will no longer be stuck on just one system.
“Thanks to all of you who have been supporting DEATH STRANDING! DEATH STRANDING release on PS4 is November 8, 2019,” Kojima said. “Furthermore, KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS is happy to announce that DEATH STRANDING will be coming to PC in early summer of 2020!!” He sure loves his exclamation marks.
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/Sk4clWWY1X
— KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS (Eng) (@KojiPro2015_EN) October 28, 2019
Death Stranding may be making its way to PC in the future, according to Italian games journalist Antonio Fucito.
Fucito, who leaked the game’s release date a day before its announcement, claims that Kojima’s upcoming third-person action game is only a timed exclusive on PS4.
Death 8th November Stranding?
— Antonio Fucito (@Tanzen) May 28, 2019
During a Twitch stream, Fucito explains that the reason Death Stranding doesn’t currently boast the “Only on PlayStation” label on its box art is because the game will come to PC in the future.
“The PS4 cover didn’t have the “Only on PS” label because DS is coming to PC at a later date,” Fucito said according to Restera translator Rodjer. “That’s the deal signed between Kojima and Sony. The game will be a timed PS4 exclusive and will be available on PC later on (won’t be available on Xbox). I don’t know if it’s a 6 or 12-month exclusive.”
Death Stranding wouldn’t be the only timed exclusive that Sony has signed this generation. Quantic Dreams’ Detroit: Beyond Human will be making its way to PC later this year, a long-awaited PS4 exclusive.
Both Sony and Xbox have been fans of the timed exclusive this generation. While this information should be taken with the usual grain of salt, it isn’t out of the realms of possibility.