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Developer Kojima Productions has announced that 2019’s Death Stranding has now sold through five million copies on PlayStation 4 and PC since launch.
The announcement came in an interview with GamesIndustry.biz ahead of the game’s Director’s Cut release later this year. In it, head of publishing Jay Boor mentions how the worldwide pandemic has shed a new light on the game. “”We’re all sort of going through a similar journey to some degree because of the climate we’re living in at the moment. In addition to the realization, or reminder, of how essential package deliveries are to society, more of the world is also having to deal with overcoming the fear of touching other people and feelings of isolation”
“Players felt this connection to Sam, a character who ironically doesn’t care about connections, and we could all sort of relate on some level to what he was going through. Speaking with players through social media and sharing those experiences continues to be very humbling. Although we are still unable to host physical events, which is normally the time you get to meet other players face to face, we can still establish and maintain deep connections, and at its core that is essentially what Death Stranding is all about.”
Of course, Boor was also talking up the upcoming Death Stranding Director’s Cut, scheduled for a PlayStation 5 launch in September. As well as new missions and new storylines, Boor mentioned that the Director’s Cut would also expand on the game’s Social Strand system. He says “We will be sharing more on that in the weeks to come.”
You can check out our review of the original release of Death Stranding over here. Death Stranding: Director’s Cut launches on PlayStation 5 on September 24, 2021.
As of March 2021, #DeathStranding has sold through over 5 million units worldwide on PlayStation 4 and PC, with DEATH STRANDING DIRECTOR’S CUT set to launch on PlayStation 5 on September 24th.
Check out the full interview here: https://t.co/5lENn1ijUw
— KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS (Eng) (@KojiPro2015_EN) July 26, 2021