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Death Stranding Director's Cut upgrade will cost $10 on PC

Published: 14:45, 29 January 2022
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PC is usually not a platform that is affected by next-gen pricing shenanigans but it appears Hideo Kojima's Death Stranding is trying one such stunt.

Death Stranding pocketed an additional $10 for upgrading from PS4 to PS5 and those who saw it as justified were mostly fine with it because of the upgraded graphics and performance across two generations of the platform. PC, however, does not have such transitions so when it was revealed that Director's Cut upgrade will cost $10 for the existing owners, it made some unpleasant waves.

Another bit of news that arrived with the upgrade details is that Death Stranding: Director's Cut has a release date on PC now - March 30, 2022. The upgrade will be released on Steam and EGS simultaneously.

It will include ultra-wide support and the Cargo Catapult structure, as well as Xe Super Sampling (XeSS) from Intel. With PC standards, this doesn't sound like enough of an upgrade to justify the additional cost since many would argue ultra-wide support should have been there from the get-go and the additional structure is hardly impactful enough to justify the price tag since Porter is basically just getting another tool in the kit while the player goes through all the same content again.

In any case, XeSS addition is a great thing to have because it will theoretically provide better visual fidelity and performance, all in one package.

Those who haven't purchased Death Stranding yet will be able to pickup the version that included Director's Cut for $40 once it releases.

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