- In a stunning announcement, Hideo Kojima revealed Death Stranding would come to PC in early summer 2020.
- Some Sony fans aren’t happy about the game abandoning PlayStation 4 exclusivity.
- It’s also possible that this early announcement could harm sales of the game on PS4.
Early this morning, the news dropped that Hideo Kojima’s Death Stranding will be coming to PC in summer 2020. Gamers now know that they no longer need a PlayStation 4 to experience the game.
There’s been some adverse reaction to the announcement from PlayStation 4 fans. However, the biggest question is whether the news will sap momentum from the game’s impending launch on the PS4, and that’s unlikely to be the case.
Why Death Stranding’s PC News Won’t Punish PS4 Sales
Few games in recent memory have accrued as much hype as Death Stranding. That hype is sure to keep fans of director Hideo Kojima’s works built up high enough for them to grab the game when it comes to PlayStation 4 on Nov. 8, 2019.
It’s also important to consider the nature of a Hideo Kojima game. He’s a designer that crafts incredibly well-told stories with more than a few twists and turns. That translates to the risk of spoilers for Death Stranding running incredibly high. This alone may be enough to warrant those players picking up the PS4 version, rather than waiting for the PC release.
I’ve learned this the hard way. I didn’t buy Metal Geat Solid V: The Phantom Pain on release due to the controversy surrounding Kojima and Konami. Unfortunately, I stumbled on the major spoiler surrounding Venom Snake in the comments section of a random YouTube video.