As of now, the PC port of Death Stranding will debut via Steam on July 14. The game was originally a PS4 exclusive and there was some suspicion as to whether the game would make the jump to other platforms. Kojima teased PC gamers a bit, before finally confirming the port earlier this year.
“Following the temporary closure of KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS, we have had to delay the PC launch of DEATH STRANDING to July 14, 2020, to allow more development time amidst the current work-from-home orders in place,” said the studio on Twitter. The company went on to appreciate the fans, saying, “Thank you all for your patience and continued support!”
The reason for the delay is pretty obvious. Due to the temporary closure of the studio working on the PC port due to the spread of COVID-19, Kojima Productions made the decision to delay the PC port of the game. Death Stranding was pretty awesome, if not incredibly weird, on PS4, so making it really shine on the PC is a good idea.
The story will remain just as strange as in the PS4 version. Players take on the role of Sam Bridges as he travels across the ruins of the USA in search of lost cities, with the aim of establishing connections between cities to rebuild the country. The country was originally broken up by a major discovery about the nature of life and death, leading to an infestation of BTs. Without spoiling too much, these ghostly apparitions are very dangerous and should be avoided. By blending social gameplay and stealth, Kojima Productions has created what could be their most compelling strange game ever.
You can preorder Death Stranding on Steam now.