Death Stranding Is No Longer Listed As PS4 Exclusive
Hideo Kojima’s Death Stranding has been removed from Sony’s official list of PlayStation 4 exclusive games on their website. Death Stranding was listed as PS4 exclusive as recently as 31 May 2019.
The PlayStation website features a page showing off all of the platform’s existing and upcoming exclusive games, ranging from God of War and Uncharted to the likes of Chimparty, only now it’s missing gaming auteur Hideo Kojima Death Stranding.
The game was originally featured on the list, as you can see for yourself by visiting a cached version of the official PlayStation website’s “PS4 exclusives” page via the Wayback Machine, so this isn’t a long-running oversight. By visiting the page today, it’s possible to confirm that the game has since been removed.
It’s probable, then, that a PC version has already been quietly worked on behind the scenes at Kojima Productions. Heavy promotion for the console exclusive from Sony and the free licensing of Guerilla Games’ proprietary Decima Engine, which powered the studio’s hit exclusive Horizon Zero Dawn, has likely been enough to ensure that the PS4 platform was the sole target of the game’s marketing up to this point.
Since then, however, little has emerged about Death Stranding on PC, and the game has been heavily marketed as a PS4 exclusive. Death Stranding uses the Decima Engine from Horizon: Zero Dawn, another game that is a PS4 exclusive, and Sony has consistently allowed Kojima to use the company’s platform to help advertise and hype up the title. Kojima announced earlier this month that he would be presenting an “exclusive new look” at Death Stranding on August 19’s Gamescom 2019 Opening Night, but that was previously thought to be a new trailer.
One thing is for sure, though: Death Stranding will be available for PS4 on November 8.