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Death Stranding Will Launch On Steam And The Epic Store Next Year

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Death Stranding Will Launch On Steam And The Epic Store Next Year

Hideo Kojima’s Death Stranding will be released on both Steam and the Epic Store simultaneously.

The eagerly-awaited video game, which stars a plethora of actors including Mads Mikkelsen and Norman Reedus, released last week on PlayStation 4 and is set to release on Microsoft Windows in early 2020.

Earlier this month, it was revealed that 505 Games would publish the game, leading fans to speculate that the game could be offered exclusively through the Epic Store, rather than on both online retailers.

In a blog post released over the weekend, 505 Games confirmed that Death Stranding would be released on both platforms. Speaking about the announcement that they would be publishing the game, 505 Games said: “We’ve been flooded with questions across our social channels since and the response off the back of our announcement has been overwhelming.

“First things first, thank you for taking the time to show us so much support. And secondly, we hope this short but sweet blog covers a couple of those burning questions.”

505 Games then explained in the post that Death Stranding will launch on both Steam and the Epic Games Store, though the post neglected to mention the date of the video game’s release on Windows.

“Now for the news that many of you have been waiting for,” the post reads. “Death Stranding will launch simultaneously on Steam, priced at $59.99/£54.99/59.99 Euros. What’s more… Death Stranding is available to pre-purchase right here, right now.”

505 Games’ blog post ended by urging readers to keep a close eye on the Death Stranding Steam forum and the Steam website for news announcement and additional information, presumably including a release date.

Death Stranding’s Release

While PC players will have to wait until early next year before they can get their hands on the game, Death Stranding has already been released on Sony’s PlayStation 4 to polarising reviews from critics and users alike.

Hideo Kojima’s game has been praised for its presentation, graphics, voice acting and storylines, but has been criticised for its “boring” and “frustrating” gameplay. However, a quick search on Reddit or Twitter will see many people call the game “weird” and “addictive”.

Leading up the game’s release, Hideo Kojima, the creator and director of Death Stranding, revealed that his game studio Kojima Productions would focus on creating movies in the future as the film, television, and video games industries turn more towards online streaming.

The acclaimed video game developer also explained in a documentary with the BBC that Death Stranding was created as a reaction to US President Donald Trump and Brexit, as the game focuses on connectivity and urges players to think about the world rather than just themselves.

Norman Reedus, who plays the game’s protagonist Sam Bridges, recalled what led him to appear in the game in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. He also explained in the interview that he was “happy” Kojima’s previous game Silent Hills was cancelled.

Photo credit; 505 Games / PlayStation

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