Officially announced during Geoff Keighley’s Summer Game Fest 2021, Death Stranding Director’s Cut it was shown a few days ago in a first trailer that wanted to pay homage to another of the great Hideo Kojima franchises, namely Metal Gear Solid.
First launched in 2019 on PS4 and the following year on PC, Death Stranding was undoubtedly one of the most divisive games of the entire generation due to its extremely distinctive nature. For our part, the game was one of the most pleasant surprises of the PS4 era, capable of presenting something never seen before. We refer you to our review made at the time.
The announcement of the Director’s Cut version also seems to have put an end to a rumor that cited Sony’s alleged dissatisfaction with the poor success of the IP, which certainly does not seem plausible now that the game will make its return to PlayStation 5 with a new version.
Pending the new official information, which could arrive in the rumored new Sony event in the coming weeks, Death Stranding Director’s Cut has been classified by the ESRB, and through the product page we are able to find out more.
First, ESRB mentions the fact that Death Stranding’s Director’s Cut will be a PS5 exclusive, and that the door is then closed on arrival on the PC. It is however possible that the developers will publish the new contents via an update also on the computer, but apparently Sony could decide to keep the exclusivity of this particular version.
By the way, we haven’t talked about “new content” for no reason, because the ESRB evaluation reveals that the re-release of Death Stranding will not be a simple graphic upgrade for PS5 but will also contain new stealth mechanics for the protagonistSam Porter Bridges, played by Norman Reedus.
The page clearly mentions that “players can perform stealth eliminations of enemies (for example, strangling characters from behind)”, obviously recalling the exploits of Solid Snake in the Metal Gear Solid saga. In fact, the references wanted by Kojima in the reveal trailer of the Director’s Cut, which also presented an unedited area of Death Stranding guarded by MULES, may not be a simple homage.
We just have to wait for the next reveal of Death Stranding Director’s Cut to know more.
Meanwhile, talking about Kojima, rumors continue about his involvement in the mysterious project Abandoned. On June 24, according to the official developer page, we will learn more about the game.
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