Console-exclusive games always divide gamers. "Why did only PS4 get Marvel’s Spider-Man?" "Maybe if Microsoft put Halo on PS4…" and so on. One new argument may put to bed soon, however. The highly-awaited new game from Hideo Kojima, Death Stranding, may not be a PS4 console exclusive anymore.
The official Australian PlayStation site seems to have removed Death Stranding from its list of exclusives. Maybe it’s a bug, maybe it’s not. It’s hard to believe it’s a bug, considering the website looks to be clean, updated, and thorough.
Death Stranding's official cover art doesn’t allude to it being a PS4 exclusive, either. In a past interview, Kojima even alluded to the fact that the title may be released on PC. One of the major possible deterrents is that Sony has always been the primary driver for the game, dating back to when all that gamers knew about the game was that Kojima was essentially given free-reign to do whatever he wants, following his breakup with Konami.
Hopefully an answer will arrive sooner rather than later, possibly at Gamescom. Geoff Keighley recently tweeted that Kojima would be at Gamescom August 19 to provide more information on Death Stranding. Kojima is mysterious and abstract to say the least, so there’s no guarantee that any PC-related information will be revealed. Though, this would be a good time to do so.
It’s possible that this could all relate back to the rumor that Death Stranding will be coming to PS5. In a tweet deleted by the PlayStation Spain Twitter account recently, they said "the launch" of Death Stranding would be PS4. The wording could infer that it’s coming to PS5 and/or PC, though it could mean nothing. There’s reason to believe that Death Stranding may be coming to Google’s Stadia, too.
Gamers shouldn’t hold their breath for any of this, just to be safe. Kojima is cryptic, and video game rumors are just that - rumors. Any pre-orders for the PS4 version shouldn’t be cancelled just yet. The standard edition pre-order includes some fun items like in-game DLC, a PS4 Dynamic theme, and more. One level up, the special edition includes the same DLC but comes in a custom steelbook and includes a digital music album and behind-the-scenes video. The collector’s edition comes with all of the above, plus a life-sized BB Pod Statue, a BRIDGES Cargo Case, and a Ludens Keychain.
Death Stranding releases November 8, 2019, for PS4.