Hideo Kojima Elaborates On His Dislike Of The Titling For Death Stranding: Director’s Cut


Posted on July 12, 2021 by Nick Moreno

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While the initial release for Death Stranding was very questionable based on the judgment gap between the video game press and the player audience, the game did come out to be successful enough for more entries to follow, creator Hideo Kojima explained. But, what was not expected was the next-generation revamp for PlayStation 5.

Originally teased at Summer Game Fest, Death Stranding: Director’s Cut was a surprise reveal to say the lease. However, many questioned the number of differences that make this game unique to the original. Followed by a PlayStation State of Play trailer which unveiled a late September release for the game, players soon learned about the number of added content coming to the game.

However, Kojima himself does not agree with the titling for the project. Instead, he explains on Twitter that the name does not align with what the coming release truly offers as it breaks the definition for a “director’s cut”.

Namely, Kojima is questioning the decision since there is content that is being added to the game, not DLC that did not make it into the original release back in 2019. So, even he agrees that the titling for ‘Death Stranding: Director’s Cut’ does not definitively offer what it says it promises. Likely, the name choice was made by its publisher since Kojima is notorious for being an avid film watcher.

Elsewhere, more claims surface on Kojima’s involvement with Microsoft to develop an exclusive release. From GamesBeat’s Jeff Grubb, he indicated recently that a letter of intent was orchestrated for Kojima to fulfill an exclusive release to hit Xbox. You can read the full report by heading here.

Do you agree with Hideo Kojima on the titling for Death Stranding: Director’s Cut?

Death Stranding: Director’s Cut arrives to PlayStation 5 on September 24, 2021.

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