1 : Anonymous2022/01/04 18:53 ID: rw1pgm

Hi everyone. Antonela here, Director of Global Community at 505 Games, working on DEATH STRANDING PC. Today is a super exciting day in our lands, as we bring news we know many of you have been anxiously waiting for!

KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS and 505 Games are absolutely delighted to announce that DEATH STRANDING DIRECTOR’S CUT will launch simultaneously on both Steam and the Epic Games Store in Spring 2022.

Now coming to PC, DEATH STRANDING DIRECTOR’S CUT is the definitive DEATH STRANDING experience and will, for the first time, incorporate Intel’s new Xe Super Sampling (XeSS) graphics technology for an enhanced experience for PC players. XeSS uses machine learning to enable players to explore the unique environment of DEATH STRANDING DIRECTOR’S CUT in high graphical detail along with elevated performance.

We know our wonderfully passionate PC community have been asking for DEATH STRANDING DIRECTOR’S CUT for quite some time now, so we’re thrilled to be able to confirm its existence today.

And speaking of community, the DEATH STRANDING player base hold a very special place in our hearts here at 505 Games, thanks to the overwhelming support we’ve received across social ever since we initially announced DEATH STRANDING PC back in 2019. Since then, we’ve been on quite the journey together, we’ve ran several super cool events with our community, and we can’t wait to do more of that going forward! Watch this space.

We’re keeping things short but sweet today, but also know many of you will have several questions. Don’t worry though, we’ll answer as many as we can at the end of January. Stay tuned for more information!

In the meantime, we hope our PC Porters are as excited as we are. We look forward to telling you more about what’s to come.

Speak soon and keep on keeping on!

Wishlist here:

2 : Anonymous2022/01/04 19:12 ID: hr8zeo3

Hi. So this is gonna be a Control Ultimate Edition situation, or will owners of the original edition have some sort of... Discount or something?

ID: hraf2o9

The PS5 version had an upgrade path from the PS4 version. I purchased it day one. I would assume the PC version would in light of that.

ID: hraijy6

How much did the upgrade path end up costing? I have the Steam version and was planning to start my first playthrough in the next couple of weeks, but I'd rather wait and upgrade to DC before starting so long as the upgrade cost isn't a total ripoff

ID: hrhpovp

We'll have more info to share with you at the end of January 🙂 Stay tuned!

3 : Anonymous2022/01/04 19:12 ID: hr8zg6i

Hoping there's an upgrade path for original owners of the game like there was for the PS4 to PS5 version!

ID: hr9c3nh

I feel like if there were no upgrade path, they'd want to announce that as far away from the launch date as possible, rather than saying "Stay tuned!", so I'm hopeful.

ID: hra83bq

Yeah, I bought the Steam version like a week before the DC was announced and this is something I would very much like to know.

4 : Anonymous2022/01/04 19:40 ID: hr93u30

Great job 505!

Have a friend wanting to get into DS, and convinced him to wait and hope for this release to happen!

ID: hrc0d9w

Thank you so much for the support!

5 : Anonymous2022/01/04 20:44 ID: hr9dsqb

Perfect. I was looking for an excuse to play through this again. Looking for a DLC/Upgrade option.

6 : Anonymous2022/01/04 22:32 ID: hr9uojn

Hell yeah and will it have haptic feedback and adaptive triggers if we have a ps5 controller

ID: hrb2utt

Oh snap i didn't think about that, I'm totally buying a ps5 controller if it does!

ID: hrbns54

Sadly that's only able to be done via sonys proprietary wireless, guessing 2.4gh. PS5 controllers connect to PC via Bluetooth and apparently there isn't enough bandwidth to carry trigger data :/. Wish Sony just released a stupid Dongle like Xbox does but maybe one day

7 : Anonymous2022/01/04 23:48 ID: hra67ah

Could you guys maybe get proper left-hand-mode support for us leftie mouse users? I'm using an ambidextrous mouse with windows set to switch the buttons - which many games recognize, but not DS:PC.

ID: hrac25g

I got tired of this over the years with several games so I gave up and just bought a left handed gaming mouse. The buttons are swapped internally at the hardware level so you never have to worry about changing settings.

(Of course as we know every game in existence never seems to swap the LMB/RMB icons, but alas)

ID: hrb5l7r

I had a razer left handed mouse but the scrollwheel was wacky. IDK if they have left-handed editions of their current ones - just the more basic ones.

8 : Anonymous2022/01/04 21:06 ID: hr9h8ps

Oh no I have to 100% it again

ID: hrc03xm

You mean you ~get~ to 100% it again.

9 : Anonymous2022/01/04 20:08 ID: hr984c5

Ok, is not an AMA but a question that the community will definitely have is:

Why a separate installment rather than an upgrade like the Hitman series?

Will that be the case of current owners of a digital copy? A free/paid upgrade to their base game and a brand new title for new customers?

I really don’t see the benefit of 2 separate entries with separate Achievements and stuff. Even when the saves may be transferable is so unnecessary (I’m looking at you Ori and the Blind Forest DE).

ID: hr9umii

Apparently when it released in ps5 u could pay $10 to upgrade.

ID: hraq7iv

This is true! It's the route I took and if they do something similar with PC I'd do it again!

10 : Anonymous2022/01/04 20:24 ID: hr9alro

Can we please have 32:9 support this time around?

ID: hrbdon9

Steam website says ultrawide monitor support.

ID: hrbfq3y

That might only include 21:9. I know that resolution works

11 : Anonymous2022/01/04 20:34 ID: hr9c55j

I will have to clear my gaming queue for this! Very Hard mode I’m coming for you!

12 : Anonymous2022/01/04 20:34 ID: hr9c9gy

This is a fine note

13 : Anonymous2022/01/05 00:11 ID: hra9iyw

Dark Souls and Dark Souls II both have options to "upgrade" game versions to completely different builds/games (Dark Souls Remastered and Dark Souls II SotFS), so Steam definitely has the capability for players to upgrade from base game to Director's Cut. Hopefully, the publishers will implement a similar process.

Edit: Publishers, not developers.

ID: hrbvahw

its up to 505, the publisher, not kojima productions unfortunately. 505 has a shit track record for doing shit like this with control ultimate edition, saying there could be no free upgrade, then accidentally giving it to everybody for free

14 : Anonymous2022/01/04 22:42 ID: hr9w8lx

I can only get so hard.

ID: hre2fpw

That’s what they call you Die-hardman

15 : Anonymous2022/01/05 03:53 ID: hrb4wa9

Norman Reedus and the Pickled Baby™ is fucking back.

16 : Anonymous2022/01/05 12:09 ID: hrceyrz

Petition to add Music Player in the game.

The game is perfect for me. An addition of a music player would greatly enhance the experience.

17 : Anonymous2022/01/04 22:32 ID: hr9uq4d

Looking forward to it! I appreciate all the photo contests and community support on Steam. You guys rock!

ID: hrc121f

Thank you so much for totally making my day! <3 We love running community events with you all.

18 : Anonymous2022/01/04 19:45 ID: hr94lo6

I'll never buy it if there's no way to upgrade it like PS4 to PS5. I already bought preorder of the original game on PS4 and bought it on PC again, hoping to play DC because I can't buy PS5 right now. But I will not tolerate if you hoping to scam us.

19 : Anonymous2022/01/05 00:26 ID: hrabp0v

I am extremely happy about this, and I am keen to see how Intel XeSS is implemented too. Thanks for sharing the news 505, looking forward to more Steam events with this as well!

ID: hrc1frz

Thank you so much for the support! It means the world.

20 : Anonymous2022/01/05 03:27 ID: hrb1ipy

YESSS Oh that’s great news. Thank you dev team.

21 : Anonymous2022/01/05 03:39 ID: hrb32yr

I’m kind of confused,what exactly is in the director’s cut that isn’t in the original? No spoilers please I’m not finished yet with my 1st play through

ID: hrb4sc3

A lot of concept stuff has been brought in, new cutscenes, improved visuals and new gameplay mechanics. (possibly more)

ID: hrbvbil

new quest line, some deliveries, equipment and transport ksins

22 : Anonymous2022/01/05 14:14 ID: hrct0ka

Just bought it on PC, about 20 hours in and made it to 2nd area
now there is a newer bigger shinier version I need to buy if I want better performance?

23 : Anonymous2022/01/07 14:12 ID: hrmz05j

Hi Porters! I can see a lot of you are asking questions right now and they're being noted 🙂 We'll be proving more information on DS DC for PC at the end of January. Stay tuned!

24 : Anonymous2022/01/05 03:11 ID: hrazbug



25 : Anonymous2022/01/04 22:18 ID: hr9sin5

thank you sm, cant wait to replay it !

26 : Anonymous2022/01/04 23:49 ID: hra6eji

Im a happy camper about this.

27 : Anonymous2022/01/05 00:07 ID: hra8y96

Can you guys include this version on geforce now? My hardware isn't the best and I'd like to be able to stream this version too. Otherwise, I'm just happy that it's coming.

28 : Anonymous2022/01/05 05:21 ID: hrbfkos

Wonderful news! I just finished regular Death Stranding and can't wait for this.

29 : Anonymous2022/01/05 08:02 ID: hrbutcc

Also 505: So unfortunately, there will be no upgrade path. We are de-listing Death Stranding from digital storefronts, and now only Death Stranding Director's Cut can be purchased by everyone for $40.

30 : Anonymous2022/01/05 08:06 ID: hrbv412

I no longer have the urge for the ps5. Directors cut was the only thing holding me to it. Maybe I'll get a controller for this play through to experience the new daulshock stuff.


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