PC players might have just gotten bad news about one of the most-anticipated games of the last few years. Sony has confirmed that the Death Stranding platform of choice is the Playstation 4, and only the Playstation 4. PC gamers that might have had the game otherwise will have to get a PS4.
Death Stranding is the brainchild of Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima, who began the game’s development after he was finally released from Konami following the two’s disastrous fallout, which resulted in the early release of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain (with an obviously unfinished ending) and the cancellation of Silent Hills, the next entry in the Silent Hill survival horror franchise.
Originally, Death Stranding was apparently supposed to be a game for the Playstation 4 and the PC, when he first announced the game when he began his partnership with Sony. However, that no longer appears to be the case.
Fitting with Kojima’s normal style, the fact that the Death Stranding platform will exclusively be the Playstation 4 is likely Playstation’s effort to get another system seller out, especially considering the buzz that the game generates every time there’s a new trailer. The trailer that came out at the Video Game Awards this year was probably one of the most coherent (doesn’t show PC anywhere) we got out of the game, with giant invisible figures, wires, and more babies being a part of it.
Whatever the hell Death Stranding actually turns out to be, Playstation is sure to get a lot more system sales from it, especially if the Death Stranding platform continues to exclusively be the Playstation 4. Whether Death Stranding will live up to all of the hype that’s been generated by its various trailers is another thing, as we still haven’t seen any gameplay.
While it is Kojima we’re talking about here, you can never be too sure that even something as hyped up as this, being created by one of the best developers in the business, will actually be good instead of a huge flop.