The end of May was a big surprise for those who have been anticipating the first independently developed title from Hideo Kojima following his departure from Konami in 2015 as publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment revealed that the game will be launching later this Fall. But for those who have been keeping a close eye on the title, it was already known that the game will be coming in November.
How? Italian journalist Antonio Fucito disclosed just days prior to the scheduled livestream by PlayStation that Death Stranding will be releasing on November 8th. Fucito following the official reveal on May 28 then stated that the game will also be a timed exclusive with an expected PC port to drop for the title sometime after the game releases, expected in 2020.
Despite Fucito’s credibility on the title follow suit his first detail exposing the game’s release date, the idea of a PC port for a PlayStation title seemed outlandish and even a move more towards Microsoft’s liking. But, according to a recent tweet from Kojima himself, it might not be too far off. The studio head posted a picture of him with Stadia Games and Entertainment boss Jade Raymond.
Thanks Jade Raymond for visiting our studio. 👍🌈😍 pic.twitter.com/E0dKuf6szE
— HIDEO_KOJIMA (@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN) July 25, 2019
What does this mean for Death Stranding? That the initial PC port could be heading to Google Stadia rather than other storefronts like Steam or the Epic Games Store. Although the image does not provide a concrete foundation for the speculated guess, that does not mean the claim is anymore false. Developers typically post/tweet studio visits which could portray potential plans or partnerships that has yet to be revealed.
All in all, Kojima Productions nor Sony Interactive Entertainment have went public to denounce or confirm the claim; so fans are left to patiently wait for the game to potentially hit the PC platform in the near future.
Do you think Kojima’s tweet gives more footing for a potential PC port for Death Stranding?
Death Stranding is set to launch for PlayStation 4 on November 8, 2019.