505 Games picks up Death Stranding PC publishing rights

505 Games picks up Death Stranding PC publishing rights

Hideo Kojima's forthcoming masterpiece and/or vanity project Death Stranding is coming to PC next year.

The title is launching on the platform with Italian publisher 505 Games releasing the title on the platform in summer 2020 following its forthcoming rollout on PlayStation 4 on November 8th.

When PlayStation's then boss Andrew House announced In December 2015 that Hideo Kojima was partnering with Sony Interactive Entertainment following his unceremonious departure from Japanese publishing giant Konami, there was referenced in a now-deleted FAQ about the news that said the beloved developer's next project would be coming to both PC and PS4. Since there has been no mention about Death Stranding launching on the platform.

Death Stranding was announced at PlayStation's E3 2016 press conference with the first of several bewildering trailers that either amazed or confused those watching.

“We are extremely excited and honoured to be working with the supremely talented team at Kojima Productions and to bring Death Stranding to PC gamers around the world,” 505 Games co-founder and boss Raffi Galante said.

“Death Stranding will take gamers through a completely original experience that will delight PC gamers everywhere.”

Hideo Kojima added... nothing, which is pretty odd when you think about it! 

There's no word as for which PC platforms Death Stranding is coming to, though given that 505 Games parent firm Digital Bros recently took $10.5m from Epic Games to bring Remedy's Control to its storefront - with some of its other titles bringing in decent revenue from the marketplace - it is possible that Kojima's first independent venture could be launching on the Fortnite maker's storefront. The development icon visiting Bellevue-based PC giant Valve last year led some to believe Death Stranding would be coming to Steam.

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