Death Stranding Director’s Cut is getting a worldwide release on PC this week.
Originally released exclusively for PlayStation 5, the PC port of Kojima Productions' expanded title is set to arrive for PC on Wednesday, March. 30, for Steam and the Epic Games Store.
DEATH STRANDING DIRECTOR’S CUT on PC.— HIDEO_KOJIMA (@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN) March 30, 2022
Worldwide Release at 23:30 March 30th. 🌈👶🤚👍🦀📸🐋
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PC owners of the original version will be able to upgrade to the extended version for $10 (P519.62) along with save transfer support. This is twice the price that PlayStation 4 owners had to pay to upgrade their games to this extended version on the current generation of consoles.
New facilities in the Director’s Cut include the Firing Range where you can test out weapons and partake in ranked trials for the best time. There’s also the Fragile Circuit for racing, complete with time trials, the option to revisit previous boss battles, eight new tracks in the music player, and the Maser Gun which is a boon for stealthy players.
Hideo Kojima, director of Death Stranding, previously stated that he doesn’t like referring to this release as the "Director’s Cut" instead choosing to refer to it as “Director’s Plus”.
According to Kojima everything he wanted was in the original, this new version simply adds extras such as new weapons, photo mode, and most popular is the new racing mode. These were added in to give extra gameplay to players.
"A director's cut in a movie is an additional edit to a shortened version that was either released reluctantly because the director did not have the right to edit it, or because the running time had to be shortened. In the game, it is not what was cut, but what was additionally produced that was included. Delector's [sic] Plus? So, in my opinion, I don't like to call "director's cut." Kojima posted on Twitter last year.
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A director's cut in a movie is an additional edit to a shortened version that was either released reluctantly because the director did not have the right to edit it, or because the running time had to be shortened. pic.twitter.com/nqih9BQ6wm