505 Games and Kojima Productions recently announced that the much-awaited PC version of the action game, Death Stranding, has been delayed by a month from its original release date. The game was previously scheduled to arrive on Epic Game Store and Steam on June 2, 2020 but it has been pushed to July 14 citing the temporary closure of Kojima Productions studio due to the coronavirus pandemic and Japanese government’s work-from-home orders.
Meanwhile, the global publisher of Death Stranding—505 Games—tweeted that the delay would help the publishers to properly finalize and polish the game to provide a better gaming experience for PC gamers. 505 Games is reportedly publishing the PC port for the game that will feature high frame-rate support and profoundly remarked ultra-wide monitor compatibility.
Due to the work from home orders in place at #KojimaProductions, we’ve made the difficult decision to delay the PC launch of #DeathStranding to July 14, 2020. This allows the development team more time to finalize and polish. Thank you so much for the support, keep on keeping on! pic.twitter.com/DI9yVCsDEn
— 505 Games (@505_Games) April 21, 2020
Sony Interactive Entertainment previously released Death Stranding on November 8, 2019, for Playstation 4. The game includes star-studded voice actors like Norman Reedus, Mads Mikkelsen, film director Guillermo del Toro, and Margaret Qualley. Various gamers have compared the story of the game similar to the world’s current season, coronavirus pandemic outbreak.
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
The game follows a simple delivery man, Sam Bridges, which sets to deliver supplies across a destroyed version of the United States and eventually restore the situation and reconnect via the network. The destruction of the United States was caused due to the eponymous Death Stranding, and due to the death stranding, various monstrous creatures started to arrive on the country and roaming everywhere.
The game debuted to receive positive reviews and praise from the gamers and critics for outstanding gameplay and graphics. As of now, the PlayStation version of the game has already attracted three million players on PlayStation Network with an estimated 390,000 active users every month. The game has also received numerous nominations and reportedly won Best PS4 Exclusive at the 2019’s edition of IGN Game Awards.