Death Stranding PC Delayed Until July

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Late in March, Kojima Productions sent all of its employees home to work remotely after one worker examined optimistic for COVID-19. As a consequence, the PC launch for the studio’s first title, Death Stranding, has been delayed to July 14.

Initially meant to launch on June 2, Death Stranding will launch on Steam, the Epic Game Store, and retail. In a tweet, Kojima Productions apologized for the delay however careworn that the choice was made because of work-from-home orders and the change it led to.

Death Stranding was announced for PC earlier this year, after launching completely on PS4 in 2019. The port will function greater body charges afforded by extra highly effective PC {hardware}, ultra-wide monitor help, and a photograph mode (which was recently added to the PS4 version). The port additionally features some crossover content with Half-Life, with Sam Bridges seen sporting a Headcrab within the announcement trailer. Half-Life: Alyx, which launched final month, additionally features a Death Stranding easter egg.

The delay is one other results of the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. The Last of Us Part II, which was initially meant to launch on the finish of May, was recently delayed indefinitely after Naughty Dog and Sony acknowledged distribution points as a result of widespread nationwide lockdowns.

Death Stranding is definitely worth the wait although, and was one of our favorite games of 2019. In our 9/10 Death Stranding review, critic Kallie Plagge praised the sport’s themes and its relevance, saying, “It’s positive without ignoring pain; in fact, it argues in both its story and its gameplay that adversity itself is what makes things worth doing and life worth living. It’s a game that requires patience, compassion, and love, and it’s also one we really need right now.”

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