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Will Death Stranding Director's Cut be a PS5 exclusive?

Published: 13:14, 21 June 2021
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Death Stranding Director's Cut just got an ESRB rating and the platforms mentioned on the page only mention PlayStation 5. This might mean that the new version will be exclusive to the new console.

Looks like Death Stranding Director's Cut will only appear on the beach that is PlayStation 5. 

You can pile this news on the "as of yet unconfirmed" stack as it is what we've gleaned from the game's ESRB rating page . The page only mentions PlayStation 5 under "platforms" and gives Death Stranding Director's Cut the rating of M for "Mature".

Death Stranding Director's Cut ESRB Rating Summary

"This is an action game in which players assume the role of a courier (Sam Porter) transporting packages across a post-apocalyptic environment. As players traverse mountainous terrain, they can be attacked by human settlers and ghostly apparitions. 

Players use machine guns, grenades, and shotguns to kill enemies; firefights are highlighted by realistic gunfire, large splashes of blood, and cries of pain. In some stages, players can perform stealth takedowns of enemies (e.g., strangling characters from behind). 

Cutscenes contain more intense instances of violence: a man and an infant shot—the latter, accidentally (blood splatter appears below the infant); a character shooting a comatose patient in the head; a man stabbing himself repeatedly in the distance. 

A handful of scenes depict a character with his buttocks exposed. The words “f**k” and “sh*t” appear in the dialogue."

Death Stranding, official trailer screenshots, Kojima Productions

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The Director's Cut's ESRB rating page looks exactly like the one for the original Death Stranding.

Hideo Kojima's polarising game has initially been a PlayStation 4 exclusive, so it's safe to assume that the Director's Cut will follow the same route and release for the PS5 crowd ahead of receiving a PC release.

This could even be the DLC expansion ResetEra user navtra hinted at back in January.

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