Hideo Kojima’s ambitious action game has been pushed back to July 14, 2020.
Death Stranding, the most polarizing game released this generation, will now come to PC on July 14th. Kojima Productions, temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, released the following statement today:
Following the temporary closure of KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS, we have had to delay the PC launch of DEATH STRANDING to July 14, 2020, to allow more development time amidst the current work-from-home orders in place. Thank you all for your patience and continued support!#keeponkeepingon pic.twitter.com/euOmebcdQj
— KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS (Eng) (@KojiPro2015_EN) April 21, 2020
Scheduled to release on Steam and Epic Games Store on June 2nd, PC gamers will have to wait some more to play Death Stranding. Originally released on November 8th, 2019 for the PlayStation 4, Death Stranding follows the journey of Sam Bridges in a post-apocalyptic United States of America. It received mixed reviews, with some fans praising the game’s unique design while others despising it’s gameplay mechanics. As of today, the game has an 82 average on Metacritic. Many would argue that this score doesn’t do the game any justice. However, it’s score is much lower than any of Kojima’s previous work in the Metal Gear Solid series, sans MGS: V Ground Zeroes. Of course, it’s very hard to compare any video game protagonist to the legendary Solid Snake/Big Boss.
Perhaps the bar was set too high, or Kojima has lost his touch with gamers. Nonetheless, Death Stranding came and went. It definitely left fans wondering what Silent Hills, the game Kojima and Guillermo Del Toro were working on, could’ve been.