Hideo Kojima is a man of great esteem in the gaming community, and with good reason to boot. Apart from the fine piece of work that is the Metal Gear Solid series, the auteur is also responsible for other renowned titles, such as horror masterpiece P.T., and the more recent Death Stranding.
But as any fan of Kojima would know, his repertoire is largely home to Sony’s console system, and never on PC – until now, that is. Kojima Productions and 505 Games have taken to Twitter to officially announce the PC iteration for Death Stranding, set to arrive on 2 June 2020.
It will come with new features in tow as well, including a photo mode higher frame rate caps, and ultra-widescreen support. The most noteworthy one, though, is a surprise crossover with Half-Life, which sees the Kojima-led game protagonist Sam Porter Bridges decked out in a Valve logo-like ponytail, tech-covered gloves from Half-Life: Alyx, and a….headcrab hat? Yes, you read that right.
Each pre-order yields a Chiral Gold and Omnicreflector cap, sunglasses, gold and silver speed skeleton, and gold and silver amour plate. In fact, all PC owners are in for a treat, with every copy carrying the following items:
- Selections from ‘The Art of Death Stranding‘ digital art book
- Death Stranding Original Score Expanded Edition by Ludvig Forsell (with 10 unreleased tracks included)
- Ludens mask sunglasses (chiral gold and omnireflector)
- Gold and silver power skeleton
- Gold and silver all-terrain skeleton
- Gold and silver armour plate (LV 2)
News of the PC release is not quite a surprise, despite Kojima’s affinity for PlayStation exclusives. Shortly after Death Stranding went live, the game was observed to be removed from PlayStation Australia’s PS4 exclusives page, hinting at the possibility of a PC version. What’s unexpected is the collaboration with Half-Life, but it seems there may be even more content for players in the future – especially in light of Kojima’s recent tease of a possible DLC centred on the widely-lauded war movie, 1917.
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