Kojima Productions: "Furthermore, KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS is happy to announce that DEATH STRANDING will be coming to PC in early summer of 2020!!"
It was expected, but announcing it before the launch is surprising.
It's the fair thing to do. I doubt it'll have much of an impact on sales. At least people that absolutely want the PC version, now have the choice between waiting and double dipping.
They did a better job of announcing this than Rockstar did RDR2 PC.
I'll wait for PC version, too many games to try and get through across consoles and PC (even my backlog has a backlog) to double dip.
basically it tells PC owner. now you know its coming summer do still want to buy it on PS4
I don't think the pc crowd would not play it because they now know its coming to pc nxt summer. Imo it's one of them games which is day 1 was cause come nxt summer some article or d/head would have spoilt it by then with spoilers. Edit: plus its one of them games like heavy rain that once you know the ending it'll spoil the game.
I was certainly not considering a PS4 for this game. Why waste the money?
cross buy ? that would be cool
I think this was not expected at all by many of this games most dogmatic defenders. I still have no plans to purchase it outside of maybe being able to critique it, but this announcement did make me laugh a bit.
"I still have no plans to purchase it outside of maybe being able to critique it, but this announcement did make me laugh a bit" How can you be a critique if your not gonna play it by judging the game watching a youtuber? Like wtf is the world coming too
@sprinterboy "I still have no plans to purchase it OUTSIDE of maybe being able to critique it" Is the logic of that sentence lost on you or are you just pretending to be stupid? Do you not understand that I'm saying I don't have much of an interest in it, but I might purchase and play it in order to offer a critique? Do you interpret sentences that literally? If so you've got this glorious gem in your own comment: "Like wtf is the world coming too" @Vegamyster Thank you for linking to the thread. Seems like the people putting up all the disagrees want to revise history a bit.
I expected it. I always expected it, and I have quite a bit if faith in it.
Expected by the reasonable folks yes, but so many on this site and others were outraged at the suggestion or simply went around ridiculing people who felt it would have a PC release. Not sure why they were so adamant it was a Sony exclusive as Kojima did say it would come out on PC at some point and, afaik, its original conception was prior to partnering with Sony for development but I could be mistaken. Besides, Kojima just left a company that was apparently restricting his freedom so I doubt he'd have jumped into bed with Sony if it meant less gamers got their hands on his first, most independent project.
Was announced ages ago
Now if only it will come to Stadia, please let it happen!
Might do. I mean Stadia is pretty much just a bunch of PCs streaming games. It would all be down to what kind of contract Kojima has with Sony.
Stadia does not run on pc hardware. They run on data servers, which can vary in architecture, and they use their own high level api Sony, or GG would have to specifically build a stadia version of the game unless google somehow makes it so pc releases can run on the service
Just play it on your PS4 or PC if you want the superior experience.
PC is the only superior experience.
@beu That isn't true. Any system that can play a game natively is superior to a streaming service. The addition of input lag and compression is what makes streaming services inferior.
Hope it never does. Stadia needs to fail in the sake of gaming.
Sad how just mentioning you want to play a game on 1 platform gets so downvoted. Same though, I have a PS4 PRO, a high end PC and i'm still getting stadia. I'm a dad and finding time is hard to game. Stadia will help me out with it a lot so F**k me for wanting to still take part in the hobby i've done my whole life.
Maybe twds the end of ps5 gen but I wouldn't count on it, but money does talk and Google would surely try and pay over the odds. Example; would Sony turn down 500m for the game to be on stadia say summer 2021/22? Thats enough money to make another studio, buy out a studio, or put it twds 5 AAA 1st party games?
This is going to look even more breathtaking on PC
Well I'm surprised especially given the engine it's using. Does this mean that Sony will be publishing the PC version?
You never know
Apparently 505 games is publishing it. Which is really surprising given the engine. I guess in the end it boils down to the conditions in the contract that Kojima had with Sony.
Might switch engines.
That would be like making a new game.
Sony isnt publishing DS on PC.. 505 games is publishing it on Pc,. Also Sony is being paid well and they have invested alot. So they will get money from Pc release too. Sony isn't loosing a dime.
Google it. They said no
Expected, but I am surprised that it wasn't exclusive for a full year.
Surprised they didn't wait until at least some kind of holiday announcement. Seems odd announcing before the ps4 release?
Not surprising at all
Great job Sony
I guess Sony give kojima the ok lol.
or it was part of the original contract
It was never touted as an exclusive in the first place.
Is this your first time on an n4g DS post?
I mean except for PS4 fanboys. Sony itself never said it was exclusive. Which is why us sane gamers knew it was gonna be on PC.
Hopefully it is optimized well.
Well this article after the "Nintendo exclusivity crysis" article...
Why is this surprising to anybody?? Didn't they state in a Q&A\FAQ that this game was coming to PS4 FIRST and then PC like 2 years ago?
They did. No one believed it because of the engine though.
Bring it to XGP and ill give it a go.
Because you’re too cheap to support games right?
Shaming people for playing games for less money now? What if he/she can't afford to buy 60 dollar games every month? It's financially irresponsible to buy a 60 dollar game that you're gonna beat once and never touch it again. You are the lowest of the low type of fanboys.
You are disgusting. Pathetic.
Not sure i follow...XGP has over 200 games that could all be supported by me. It's a GAMING service...for gamers to do exactly that...support them.
So if Sony had the amazing gamepass and was giving it away for 1 dollar for 3 years and every Sony exclusive was on there... you wouldn't get it and would still pay 60 dollars per game? Even if Sony seemed to REAAALLY want you to use Gamepass like Xbox does? Sure.
“You are disgusting. Pathetic“ Or maybe you should support the developers who work their butts off for years to make games for you to enjoy instead of using Gamepass as an excuse for not playing a game if it’s not on the service.
More platforms is always better. Hopefully it'll sell a ton.
But how am I supposed to fanboy and brag about my exclusive if it's on another platform?
Told you so. Since 2015
@FrozenAxe You can disagree all you want, but next time use your common sense. You do realize Sony doesn’t own Kojima Productions right? KP (at the moment) is an independent studio. Sony does owned Guerilla Games, which includes the Decima engine. Sony and KP worked together to license out the Decima engine in order for KP to create DS.
This is good.
The definitive PC version is being made cant wait to see what the mod community does with this game
Suprised to say the least (considering the engine is owned by GG/SONY). But then again, KP was never considered to be a SONY first party dev to begin with, so it makes sense. It's good news indeed for PC gamers, as long as it is not an EPIC games store exclusive.
I was convinced this game is a Playstation 4 exclusive after reading multiple news here on N4G for the past year. Well, with this news that the PC version is only 1/2 a year away, I think I'll wait for that version as I just recently built me a gaming PC. This is great news as more people can enjoy the game now.
The only problem is that a game like Death Stranding will lose a great deal of impact after launch. By summer the experience wont be the same. Not even close. To do this should be day one.
Sadly I had Heavy Rain totally spoiled for me by some a-hole, yet I still thoroughly enjoyed it, played it again a few years later, still enjoyed it a ton.
Impact or hype? For all we know, the game could get better after launch.
No, it won't.
Oh hell yeah <3 !
Didn't they announce it as also on pc when it was first shown? Either way I've a feeling this will be special game kojima knows how to make games. Last week we was told by certain n4g hardcore users that death stranding is a walking baby simulator and that Witcher 3 is better etc but now a pc game is confirmed it will automatically be "peaked my interest"
And certain hardcore users said it would never come to PC, fancy that