Death Stranding, Kojima Productions’ first title after Hideo Kojima himself left Konami, has sold over five million copies on the PlayStation 4 and PC as of March 2021. This was revealed by the studio’s head of publishing, Jay Boor, in an interview with GamesIndustry.biz.
Given that Death Stranding was launched back in late 2019 on the PS4 – followed by the PC version on 2 June 2020 – this is quite an impressive figure. “With Death Stranding being the first title developed out of Kojima Productions, from a sales perspective, it has performed quite well,” Boor elaborated.
It’s safe to assume the sales of Death Stranding will pick up again come 24 September when the Director’s Cut version of the game is released on the PlayStation 5. Fully remastered and expanded for the next-gen console, Director’s Cut offers new weapons, monsters, equipment, and even new storylines.
There are a number of PS5-only enhancements as well. Death Stranding Director’s Cut will take advantage of the DualSense’s adaptive triggers and refined haptic feedback to deliver a more immersive experience, not to mention two graphics options: Performance Mode (upscaled 4K resolution at 60fps) and Fidelity Mode (native 4K).
Of course, Director’s Cut will also support HDR and ultrawide aspect ratio.
If you’re lucky enough to secure a unit of the PS5, you really should consider picking up Death Stranding Director’s Cut. It may have a bizarre storyline and gameplay, but it’s a really, really captivating game.