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Kojima Productions and 505 Games have confirmed that the director’s cut of Hideo Kojima’s “walking simulator,” Death Stranding, is headed to the PC platform this year.

Death Stranding fans can expect to find the game for purchase on both the Epic Games Store and Steam this spring, according to a press release shared by the publisher. The director’s cut will be one of the first PC games to leverage Intel’s new super sampling technology, XeSS.

DEATH STRANDING DIRECTOR’S CUT is the definitive DEATH STRANDING experience, expanded for PC, and will, for the first time, incorporate Intel’s new Xe Super Sampling (XeSS) graphics technology for an enhanced experience for PC players,” 505 Games confirmed. “XeSS uses machine learning to enable players to explore the unique environment of DEATH STRANDING DIRECTOR’S CUT in high graphical detail along with elevated performance.”

“We’re delighted to announce our partnership with Intel for DEATH STRANDING DIRECTOR’S CUT on PC,” added Neil Ralley, president of 505 Games. “DEATH STRANDING has been a hugely popular game with PC players and we’re excited to see how Intel’s new XeSS technology will enhance player experiences for DIRECTOR’S CUT.”

Death Stranding Director’s Cut is an expanded version of the game that features additional content and added items such as cross-over content from CD PROJEKT RED’s Cyberpunk 2077 franchise. In addition to higher frame rates, Photo Mode, and support for ultra-wide monitors, all copies of the game will include the following:

  • “Selections From ‘The Art of DEATH STRANDING’” Digital Book (by Titan Books)
  • Backpack Patches
  • Bridges Special Delivery Team Suit (Gold)
  • BB pod customization (Chiral Gold)
  • Power Gloves (Gold)
  • Bridges Special Delivery Team Suit (Silver)
  • BB pod customization (Omnireflector)
  • Power Gloves (Silver)

The original port is currently available on Steam for $17.99 as part of the Winter Sale, which ends tomorrow.

Source: 505 Games

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11 Comments

  1. Besides the obligatory F Kojima it seems like you now have to wait 3-4 re-launches before a game is finalized.

  2. [QUOTE=”MadMummy76, post: 46159, member: 1298″]
    Besides the obligatory F Kojima it seems like you now have to wait 3-4 re-launches before a game is finalized.
    [/QUOTE]
    I think it’s a positive. If you bought the game Day 1 – you got everything they promised on the box. Even that doesn’t always happen today with games.

    And on top of that they have been adding improvements. While it would have been nice to get the directors cut stuff for free — they are not making you rebuy the game entirely and it costs less than a lot of DLCs to upgrade to it.

    Apart from any personal vendettas, I don’t really see a lot to hate on here. It could be better, but it’s very often much worse.

  3. [QUOTE=”Brian_B, post: 46166, member: 96″]
    I think it’s a positive. If you bought the game Day 1 – you got everything they promised on the box. Even that doesn’t always happen today with games.

    And on top of that they have been adding improvements. While it would have been nice to get the directors cut stuff for free — they are not making you rebuy the game entirely and it costs less than a lot of DLCs to upgrade to it.

    Apart from any personal vendettas, I don’t really see a lot to hate on here. It could be better, but it’s very often much worse.
    [/QUOTE]
    IDK how can this be viewed as a good thing. If you are an early supporter who purchased Death Stranding when it first released you get the shaft, because you are stuck with an inferior version of the game, and you have to pay the exact same amount as a newcomer to get the definitive version of the game. You basically paid $60 for early access at that point.

  4. [QUOTE=”MadMummy76, post: 46171, member: 1298″]
    IDK how can this be viewed as a good thing. If you are an early supporter who purchased Death Stranding when it first released you get the shaft, because you are stuck with an inferior version of the game, and you have to pay the exact same amount as a newcomer to get the definitive version of the game. You basically paid $60 for early access at that point.
    [/QUOTE]
    Your looking at it two years later. If you were an early supporter – you got to play the game early. And you got to play the entire game.

    Of course, if you wait, things typically get better, cheaper, whatever. May as well complain that the game went on sale after you bought it.

  5. [QUOTE=”Brian_B, post: 46178, member: 96″]
    Your looking at it two years later. If you were an early supporter – you got to play the game early. And you got to play the entire game.

    Of course, if you wait, things typically get better, cheaper, whatever. May as well complain that the game went on sale after you bought it.
    [/QUOTE]
    Waiting for the same product to get cheaper is not the same as getting a better version and cheaper at the same time. The only fair move is to make the director’s cut’s improvements available to owners of the game without them having to purchase a brand new copy.

  6. [QUOTE=”MadMummy76, post: 46197, member: 1298″]
    Waiting for the same product to get cheaper is not the same as getting a better version and cheaper at the same time. The only fair move is to make the director’s cut’s improvements available to owners of the game without them having to purchase a brand new copy.
    [/QUOTE]
    They don’t have to purchase a brand new copy. The Directors Cut on Playstation does have an upgrade cost, but it’s only $10.

  7. I can see both sides of this. It has become more common for a number of publishers to offer their latest versions of a game free for previous owners. I love it when that happens and from all the Metro games to the latest Tomb Raider games I’ve enjoyed it. I think RDR2 did the same last year when they added DLSS along with some content but I could be wrong on the content part. Oh yeah, can’t leave out No Man’s Land. I bought that at launch, hated it, but I’m glad the devs kept giving more throughout the years. I’ve had a few others as well like Bioshock, Skyrim, plus more that I can’t remember. I don’t expect it but honestly feels like more companies should reward those that paid full price at launch. Meanwhile, a steep discount when that other version isn’t horrible either. I bought Crysis 2+3 remastered that way.

    [QUOTE=”Burticus, post: 46214, member: 297″]
    Walking simulator, evolved.
    [/QUOTE]
    Indeed. Pretty sure I’ve heard [USER=6]@Dan_D[/USER] refer to it as the far, far, future The Postman. Instead of Raedus, it should be Costner. I really want to like this game, bought it full price at launch and I’m impressed with some parts of it but still haven’t been able to get drawn into it. I’m hoping that’ll change.

    One thing is for sure, it’s become the poster child for upsampling tech for almost everyone at this point.

  8. I have specifically referred to the game as a post-apocalyptic FedEx simulator. From a technological and visual standpoint, I can appreciate it. But the game just seems boring as fucking hell. It comes across to me in the same vein as those pretentious art house films everyone pretends to like that are about as much fun as listening to an insurance seminar online.

  9. The games looks great, even more so with DLSS, the thing is its not really an action game. The Fedex reference is spot on.

    I never finished it, I may revisit it at some other time

  10. [QUOTE=”Dan_D, post: 46238, member: 6″]
    I have specifically referred to the game as a post-apocalyptic FedEx simulator. From a technological and visual standpoint, I can appreciate it. But the game just seems boring as ****ing hell. It comes across to me in the same vein as those pretentious art house films everyone pretends to like that are about as much fun as listening to an insurance seminar online.
    [/QUOTE]
    I think that reference will stick with me this time. I knew it was something like that but couldn’t remember it. Truly hilarious!

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