Death Stranding was released at the end of 2019 for the PlayStation 4 as an exclusive title and was later ported to PC through publisher 505 Games. There hasn’t been any word on the success of the title in terms of sales, but that was up until now. According to a recent interview with GamesIndustry.biz, the game’s head of publishing Jay Moor has uttered positive news for Death Stranding.
This is just ahead of the launch of the Director’s Cut edition of the title, which is scheduled to release in September this year. According to Jay, “With Death Stranding being the first title developed out of Kojima Productions, from a sales perspective, it has performed quite well. As of March 2021, Death Stranding has sold through over five million units worldwide on PlayStation 4 and PC.”
These figures aren’t too bad for a game that was launched two years ago. Death Stranding has been nominated numerous times, ranging from the Most Anticipated Game and Best Narrative to Best Performance (Norman Reedus) and Best Music/Sound Design. Other than mere nominations, it has also was multiple awards, including PC Game of the Year at the Golden Joystick Awards 2020, Best Game Direction at The Game Awards 2019, and even Best PS4 Exclusive at the IGN Game of the Awards 2019.
Calling it the definite experience on PlayStation Blog, Death Stranding Director’s Cut was first announced on July 8. Kojima Productions intend on bringing a bevy of improvements to the game in this reinvigorated edition, and not just visual ones. Expect more weaponry, new missions, and more ways to play as well.
All those who own the standard edition of Death Stranding on the PlayStation 4 will be eligible to upgrade to the Director’s Cut by only paying $10 or €10. This option, as mentioned in the blog, will be available to go with at the game’s launch.
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