Death Stranding is an open-world action game released for PS4 consoles last year in November, and it’s now awaited for PC as well. Fans were worried that they would never see a PC version of the game, but it turns out once again that life is full of surprises. The developers from Kojima Productions did a pretty good job by making Death Stranding as “an all-new, genre-defying experience”.
Death Stranding was scheduled to arrive at the fans as a PC version starting June 2nd, but Kojima Productions temporarily closed their office from Tokyo. And yes, you’ve already guessed the reason for the closure: the COVID-19 pandemic.
New Death Stranding release date: July 14
The release date gets postponed for over a month due to the harsh situation from Japan. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic forced the country to enter a state of emergency, and therefore many activities are getting closed or reduced.
The development company itself was the one that made the unpleasant announcement on Twitter:
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
Get the game via Steam
The game is already available for pre-purchasing on Steam, as the developers will keep working at it from their homes despite the pandemic. Priced at only 59.99 euros, Death Stranding has the following description:
“From legendary game creator Hideo Kojima comes an all-new, genre-defying experience. Sam Bridges must brave a world utterly transformed by the Death Stranding. Carrying the disconnected remnants of our future in his hands, he embarks on a journey to reconnect the shattered world one step at a time.”
Hopefully, things in Japan will get better soon. Worldometers.info provides some info about the situation in the Asian country regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Thus, there are over 11,000 people that got infected with the virus, while 1356 were recovered. Unfortunately, 281 infected people lost their lives.