Kojima Productions has delayed the PC release for Death Stranding.
As revealed on Twitter (below), the reason for the game being postponed the move to working remotely due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. The new release date is July 14th.
"Following the temporary closure of Kojima Productions, we have had to delay the PC launch of Death Stranding to July 14th, 2020, to allow more development time amidst the current work-from-home orders in place," the studio said.
"Thank you all for your patience and continued support."
Initially, the game was set to hit the platform on June 2nd. For Death Stranding's PC launch, Denuvo's digital-rights-management will be used.
It will be released on both Steam and the Epic Games Store, Italian publisher 505 Games picked up the rights in October 2019 – before the game launched on PlayStation 4 on November 8th.
The game received mixed reviews in the US. Kojima claimed this was because the game appeals to European and Japanese audiences more. The man himself has won the BAFTA Fellowship Award for all his contributions to the games industry. Furthermore, Kojima's title was nominated for 11 accolades at the Awards – the team behind the game took home the Technical Achievement Award.
Following the temporary closure of KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS, we have had to delay the PC launch of DEATH STRANDING to July 14, 2020, to allow more development time amidst the current work-from-home orders in place. Thank you all for your patience and continued support!#keeponkeepingon pic.twitter.com/euOmebcdQj— KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS (Eng) (@KojiPro2015_EN) April 21, 2020