Showing posts with label Death Stranding. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Death Stranding. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Death Stranding No Longer Listed PS4-Exclusive

Upcoming highly-anticipated social strand game Death Stranding by Hideo Kojima is no longer a PS4-exclusive title.

When video game director Hideo Kojima revealed an official release date for his upcoming anticipated action game Death Stranding back in May 2019, a strong rumor of a PC version release started emerging on social media.

Italian journalist Antonio Fucito came up with some hints that the game may come to PC on a later date back then. Now, it is no longer included among PlayStation 4-exclusive list and even though not a 100% confirmation, this is a clear hint.

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Death Stranding No Longer Listed PS4-Exclusive

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Fucito originally spoke on a Twitch stream about the game being a timed exclusive on PS4 consoles for six months or so and his takeaway was Death Stranding official box art is missing "Only on PlayStation" branding.

No assurance of this claim was confirmed so far from developer Kojima Productions and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment. However, Sony's official sites worldwide removing it from their exclusives lists tell a lot already.

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Throughout its entire history of existence, Sony has marketed the game as a PS4-exclusive and since they are not labeling it as one, rumors of the game heading over to PC platform after six months or a year seems more like a possibility.

Sony let Kojima use their in-house property, Decima Engine for his project that was used to develop PS4-exclusive game Horizon Zero Dawn and they have consistently promoted the game to build enough hype among fans.

RELATED: Death Stranding Cover Art Revealed

Earlier, Hideo Kojima announced to showcase an "exclusive new look" of Death Stranding on August 19, opening night of Gamescom 2019. Although many believe it to be a new trailer, it could end up being a PC version announcement.

While Kojima is more open about his game, Sony likes to keep things under wraps. That is exactly why just being delisted from their exclusive titles catalog after May 2019 doesn't confirm anything until they officially announce it.

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Keanu Reeves Almost Starred in Death Stranding

Internet's boyfriend, Keanu Reeves could have starred in Death Stranding but Hideo Kojima wanted Mads Mikkelsen.

Whenever he is not busy killing mobsters for stealing his vintage car and killing his puppy as John Wick, actor Keanu Reeves (Constantine, The Matrix) shows up in E3 2019 event to promote upcoming role-playing game Cyberpunk 2077.

Recently, it was revealed during a panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2019 that Reeves was so close to make an appearance in upcoming anticipated PlayStation 4-exclusive action game Death Stranding by Hideo Kojima but got replaced instead.

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Keanu Reeves Almost Starred in Death Stranding

RELATED: Death Stranding Cover Art Revealed

Kojima shared a panel at SDCC 2019 with his friend and film director Nicolas Winding Refn (Bronson, Valhalla Rising) and shared new bits of information regarding his most-ambitious work yet along with a few other details.

He started independently working on his new project that Kojima Productions will develop right after his controversial departure from Konami. Then Sony Interactive Entertainment came forward showing interest to be its publisher.

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In early phase of development, he was originally recommended that Keanu Reeves be cast in a pivotal role but he insisted on taking actor Mads Mikkelsen (Doctor Strange, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) on that role and Keanu was replaced.

Alongside Mads, Kojima enlisted celebrities like Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth, The Shape of Water), Léa Seydoux (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Spectre) and Norman Reedus (The Boondock Saints, The Walking Dead) in his game.

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Reeves is already doing pretty good with his smash-hit success of John Wick franchise that has a fourth movie incoming next year and filming Bill & Ted Face the Music aside from his role of Johnny Silverhand in upcoming CD Projekt Red game.

He is on top of his game once again and fans find him breathtaking, so much so that he might even get featured in a future project by Marvel Cinematic Universe, because Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige very much wants him to.

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Given his current height of success, many fans may think that Kojima made a mistake by ignoring him but people who are familiar with Mikkelsen's work surely knows the man is more than capable to deliver a standout performance.

Besides, Mikkelsen was always a better choice for what Kojima wanted to make as Death Stranding is a game shrouded in mystery and adopts an ominous tone, which is very much reflects on in-game character Cliff that Mads is playing and it looks fantastic.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Death Stranding Cover Art Revealed

Hideo Kojima reveals official cover art for Death Stranding featuring Sam Bridges at San Diego Comic-Con 2019.

After being officially announced at E3 2016, upcoming PlayStation 4-exclusive action game Death Stranding by developer Kojima Productions and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment now has a release date, which is set for November 8, 2019.

By now, we have many teases and a couple of gameplay videos revealed by game creator/director Hideo Kojima, who recently showed up at a panel of San Diego Comic-Con 2019 to show off his final cover art for the anticipating game.

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Death Stranding Cover Art Revealed

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Official box art for both Standard Edition and a slick Steelbook case from Special Edition of the game features lead protagonist Sam Bridges, played by actor Norman Reedus (The Boondock Saints, The Walking Dead) at its center.

We already saw different version of this look of Sam in previous promotional material and trailers but the second image is definitely grittier, probably implying him going through some rough stuff in his quest to reconnect society.

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An image of freshly revealed box artwork has also been shared on PlayStation official Twitter account.



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Kojima shared panel with Danish film director Nicolas Winding Refn (Bronson, Valhalla Rising), who is playing a character named Heartman in his game. He will play a vital role in Sam's journey but we will know more about that upon release.

Players can also get their hands on collectible Steelbook case by simply purchasing Death Stranding Collector's Edition priced $199.99 only and to secure exclusively unique in-game digital bonuses, place your pre-order right now.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Death Stranding May Come to PC

After a timed exclusive period on PlayStation 4, Hideo Kojima's upcoming masterpiece Death Stranding may come to PC.

After action focused PlayStation 4 game Death Stranding has revealed its upcoming release date lately, a new rumor starting spreading around that it may also be coming to PC and that is something people are wondering for a while.

Italian journalist Antonio Fucito recently hints on a Twitch stream that the game is speculated to have a timed PS4 exclusivity period of around six months or so and then a PC version is very much possible to happen if not 100% confirmed.

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Death Stranding May Come to PC

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He already established his credentials with sources earlier when he posted the game's release date 24 hours ahead of reveal on Twitter.



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Fucito also reflected on its box art not featuring "Only on PlayStation" branding because DS will probably arrive on PC on a later date but there won't be an Xbox One version. He is not sure if it will remain exclusive for six month or a whole year though.

We have yet to have a confirmation from developer Kojima Productions and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment if any of his claims are true but he never has claimed once that any of this information he shared is concrete.

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Even before Kojima Productions and Sony came up with a definitive title for their team-up effort, there was mention of a PC release in a now-deleted Medium Q&A post by EU community manager of PlayStation back in 2015.

That being said, Sony has never marketed Death Stranding as a PS4-exclusive, even in promo arts. Considering how Quantic Dream studio has brought their PlayStation games to PC most recently, there surely is some loophole in exclusivity term.

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Besides, game director Hideo Kojima and his studio are using Decima Engine from Guerrilla Games, which is owned by Sony and Kojima wouldn't be able to resist much if they decide to release the game on PC at a later date.

Antonio Fucito clarified that Death Stranding coming to PC is not 100% confirmed as its release date, which he knew in advance. His speculated solely based on lack of an exclusivity logo on box and initial announcement of 2015 but he is still pretty sure about his claim.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Death Stranding Release Date

Kojima Productions have released new Death Stranding trailer for PS4 and it will be available on November 8.

For long, upcoming PlayStation 4-exclusive action game Death Stranding by legendary video game director Hideo Kojima has kept itself from dropping new images or footages but then came an announcement for something big on May 29.

Today, developer Kojima Productions and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment has finally made an anticipated reveal of a brand-new gameplay video and its official release date, which is set to arrive on November 8, 2019 for PS4.

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Death Stranding Release Date

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During a live-stream on Twitch channel for PlayStation, new Death Stranding video unearthed with more details.




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An almost nine minute-long trailer opens up with protagonist Sam Porter Bridges wandering around in a post-apocalyptic world that has been ravaged by mysterious entities only referred to as BTs and society has been collapsed long ago.

We see brief glimpse of gameplay here and there that showcases Sam engaging with enemies in hand-to-hand combat and even using stuffs at his disposal. Mechanics that are solely focused on helping him on exploration are also shed lights onto.

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French actress Léa Seydoux (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Spectre) is playing a character named Fragile who is confronted by Higgs, played by Troy Baker (Mortal Kombat X, Resident Evil 6), who is leader of a separatist group called "Homo Demons".

First look at actor Tommie Earl Jenkins (Patriot Games, The Bourne Identity) playing a mysterious character named Die-Hardman is revealed and Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth, The Shape of Water) appears as Deadman.

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Death Stranding Standard Edition

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New character Mama and Heartman are being played by actress Margaret Qualley (Death Note, The Leftovers) and Danish film director Nicolas Winding Refn (Bronson, Valhalla Rising) respectively in their yet to be specified important roles.

Amelie was probably someone who was trying to find "Strand" or connection before Sam and is played by Lindsay Wagner (Bionic Woman, Six Million Dollar Man) while Mads Mikkelsen (Doctor Strange, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) portrays Cliff.

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Death Stranding Special Edition

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Sam is obviously portrayed by actor Norman Reedus (The Boondock Saints, The Walking Dead), who is working in teams with Die-Hardman and Deadman. He uses a Bridge Baby to perhaps maintain link between past and present just in case.

Cliff is first shown to have been talking to one of the Bridge Babies before becoming a black-goo soaked revenant-like entity with a connection to something greater than himself but apparently, Higgs too can access the same link.

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Death Stranding Digital Deluxe Edition

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Standard Edition of the game offers a Chibi Ludens PSN Avatar as an instant pre-order bonus and a PS4 Dynamic Theme upon launch aside from the base game as well as a few gold versions of in-game items like Speed Skeleton and Armor Plate.

Special Edition comes in a Steelbook case for the price of $69.99 only and digital content like a gold Ludens Mask, original soundtrack and BTS videos. Digital Deluxe Edition is worth $79.99 only and includes better versions of in-game goodies mentioned above.

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Death Stranding Collector's Edition

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Finally, Collector's Edition features everything above including BB Pod Statue, BRIDGES Cargo Case and Ludens Keychain for just $199.99. Sony Music is currently working to create a complete album for the world of Death Stranding.

Death Stranding looks more complicated than ever even with all those new details are dropped right now and is currently up for pre-order on PlayStation Store with unique in-game digital bonuses for reserving your copy in advance. 

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Sony Reveals PlayStation 5 Console Plans

Mark Cerny of Sony outlines what hardware features to expect from next-gen PlayStation console.

Rumors are going around among gaming communities for some time that Sony Interactive Entertainment has been working on next-generation PlayStation console for some time and people are already calling it PlayStation 5 despite any official confirmation.

Apparently, they were working on it for past four years now and most recently, lead system architect Mark Cerny spilled some beans about some planned outlines for the hardware in an exclusive interview with monthly magazine Wired.

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Sony Reveals PlayStation 5 Console Plans

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Sony plans for their next video game console to be powered by CPU based third-generation AMD Ryzen line of processor and GPU based on Radeon Navi series, a custom variant to support ray tracing and up to 8K resolutions.

Ray tracing allows for simulating complex 3D environments and is common in Hollywood for visual effects. Some companies are trying to employ it for their high-end processors like Nvidia RTX line but no console was able to handle it so far.

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AMD Navi GPU for PlayStation 5

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Although the method is mostly used for graphical aesthetics of rendering objects more accurately to maintain realism, it can dramatically change audio experience as well, such as enemies being able to hear players' footsteps and all.

Next-gen PlayStation consoles will be using a solid-state drive for utilizing its speedy bandwidth to significantly decrease loading time of games and delivering faster online multiplayer experience than ever before.

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Also, it will be backwards compatible for PS4 games and comes with PlayStation VR support but Cerny did not drop further details on their future plans for VR yet. Nor did he talk about any services or other features other than hardware specs.

Generally, Sony would have a keynote presentation at E3 in June but since they are skipping the annual game show for this year, our best guess is that any brand-new State of Play episode of their broadcast will most likely do that.

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Upcoming PS4 Games to Release on PS5

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Some of most-anticipated PS4 titles of 2019 like Death Stranding from Kojima Productions, Ghost of Tsushima from Sucker Punch and The Last of Us Part II from Naughty Dog can probably see a two-platform release by debuting on PS5 later to span across generations.

Though developer kits are handed to a number of game studios to work on their upcoming titles, Sony has yet to reveal an official release date for PlayStation 5 and assured that it will not launch in stores within 2019 but we can always wait for 2020.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Death Stranding Confirmed for 2019 by Best Buy?

According to listing of the game on Best Buy, Hideo Kojima's long-awaited title Death Stranding maybe releasing in 2019.

During mid-November 2018, a Brazilian website suggested citing an anonymous source that we are about to get an official release date for upcoming action game Death Stranding by video game legend Hideo Kojima at The Game Awards 2018 event.

Unfortunately, that never happened as the man himself announced on Twitter that he couldn't make it this time. However, social media was curious for any clues regarding the release date and according to Best Buy, the game is coming in 2019.

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Death Stranding Confirmed for 2019 by Best Buy?

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Developer studio Kojima Productions never announced an official release date but a recent image from retailer outlet Best Buy discovered on social news aggregation site Reddit states that the game will be available in 2019.

Hmmmmmm... from r/DeathStranding


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Even if the listing is to be taken seriously, we are still in the dark about exactly when it is going to drop because aside from a release year of 2019, it has nothing else. The only reason we take this leak seriously because of Kojima also teasing of launching it this year.

In an interview with video game magazine Famitsu back in December 2018, he asked whether 2019 is the year of the Whale, even though it actually is the year of the pig. Since people saw whales in the promotion of his game, they have reason to believe this to be a tease for a launch date.

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What we are estimating right now is that we may get another look at it at E3 2019 with more footage and then finally releasing the game within the next few months after that, most possibly somewhere around October. Nothing is set in stone though.

Action oriented Death Stranding is an upcoming PlayStation 4-exclusive title from Kojima Productions and Sony Entertainment that was revealed back in 2016 and is considered as one of the most-anticipated video game titles ever.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Death Stranding Rumored to Announce Release Date?

Rumor has it that Sony will announce a release date for Hideo Kojima's Death Stranding at The Game Awards 2018.

It all begin at the E3 2016, when former Digital Entertainment president of Konami, Hideo Kojima took the stage to reveal his upcoming action game project Death Stranding from his studio Kojima Productions and people who know of his work lost their minds.

He also revealed that the game is going to be published by Sony Interactive Entertainment and will be a PlayStation 4-exclusive. No official release date has been given so far for the game but rumors are suggesting an announcement on that with new footage is on the way.

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Death Stranding Rumored to Announce Release Date?

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After shooting down the possibility of attending E3 2019, Sony opted out from this year's PlayStation Experience claiming they don't have enough to show off even though they have both Death Stranding and Ghost of Tsushima in development.

According to Brazilian website Combo Infinito, they have learned from someone close to Sony Brazil that Sony may showcase trailers for the above-mentioned titles at The Game Awards 2018 and reveal release dates for the games.

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None of these buzz brings any absolute evidence to the table but it's not like Sony ever made such big announcements during a show like this and given the relationship Geoff Keighley of The Game Awards has with Kojima, it wouldn't be shocking if Sony does so.

From the very moment of revealing back in 2016, Hideo Kojima has kept the story of Death Stranding as a mystery to everyone. However, that never stopped people from theorizing about it. Do you really think that Sony would announce the game's official release date at The Game Awards 2018?