Death Stranding launches November 8, 2019; confirmed as PS4 exclusive

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Earlier today, Kojima Productions hosted a livestream on Twitch for Death Stranding, where the release date was revealed along with new gameplay footage. The game will launch worldwide on November 8 this year exclusively on the PlayStation 4.


Pre-orders will go live on the PlayStation Store when it updates later today. There are several digital and physical versions of the game that will be available including a $200 Collector's Edition.

https://blog.us.playstation.com/2019/05/29/death-stranding-available-november-8-on-ps4/

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rumors are that they bumped Last of Us 2 to early 2020 for this...why????...no offense to Kojima who's makes very artsy and creative games but LoU2 will sell way more and should have come out first...plus Kojima doesn't have the luxury of stamping the Metal Gear name on this which had name recognition...I have a feeling Death Stranding is going to disappoint in terms of sales...I'm sure creatively it'll be something special
 

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rumors are that they bumped Last of Us 2 to early 2020 for this...why????...no offense to Kojima who's makes very artsy and creative games but LoU2 will sell way more and should have come out first...plus Kojima doesn't have the luxury of stamping the Metal Gear name on this which had name recognition...I have a feeling Death Stranding is going to disappoint in terms of sales...I'm sure creatively it'll be something special
I think Kojima has more brand recognition himself than the intellectual property he produces.

Horizon: Zero Dawn, a brand new IP from a known developer who were infamous for over-promising and under-delivering, sold 3 million copies in its first 2 weeks and has sold more than 10 million over 2 years. This after there was confusion and disappointment from its gameplay reveals at conventions leading up to its release.

Days Gone, a brand new IP from a new and unknown developer, sold nearly 2 million copies in its first 2 weeks.

Trust me when I say that Death Stranding will be putting up big sales numbers even when compared to PS4's other exclusives.
 

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rumors are that they bumped Last of Us 2 to early 2020 for this...why????...no offense to Kojima who's makes very artsy and creative games but LoU2 will sell way more and should have come out first...plus Kojima doesn't have the luxury of stamping the Metal Gear name on this which had name recognition...I have a feeling Death Stranding is going to disappoint in terms of sales...I'm sure creatively it'll be something special
Assuming there is any truth to the rumor, if Naughty Dog delays a game, its for a good reason.
 

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rumors are that they bumped Last of Us 2 to early 2020 for this...why????...no offense to Kojima who's makes very artsy and creative games but LoU2 will sell way more and should have come out first...plus Kojima doesn't have the luxury of stamping the Metal Gear name on this which had name recognition...I have a feeling Death Stranding is going to disappoint in terms of sales...I'm sure creatively it'll be something special
Can't agree. Last of Us was cool, and sequel gameplay footage looks solid, but.. meh. More of the same linear and predictable storytime game.

Death Stranding looks supernatural-incredible. The trailers have been transfixing. I look forward to avoiding all further trailers and spoilers and playing it blind, trying to figure out wtf is going on, just as god intended.

Sony is making the right call.
 
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I'm not sure what people are seeing in the trailer, gameplay-wise, that they think looks so good. Every instance of gameplay looks incredibly generic. The story bits look like typical Kojima bullshit, something I got sick of after MGS5.
 

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Assuming there is any truth to the rumor, if Naughty Dog delays a game, its for a good reason.
I don't think Naughty Dog made the call...apparently the game is finished and was ready to launch this Fall...but Kojima wanted Death Stranding to also come out this Fall and Sony made the call to push Last of Us back...you can't have 2 'big' titles coming out at the same time...
 

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I'm not sure what people are seeing in the trailer, gameplay-wise, that people think looks so good. Every instance of gameplay looks incredibly generic. The story bits look like typical Kojima bullshit, something I got sick of after MGS5.
people are going crazy because it's a fully realized Kojima game...no other reason...it's definitely not generic, it looks like a typical weird Kojima story
 

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people are going crazy because it's a fully realized Kojima game...no other reason...it's definitely not generic, it looks like a typical weird Kojima story
None of the gameplay they showed looked outstanding. The trailer seemed pretty obsessed with going "look at all the names we got" as an attempt to hide the lacking gameplay.
 

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None of the gameplay they showed looked outstanding. The trailer seemed pretty obsessed with going "look at all the names we got" as an attempt to hide the lacking gameplay.
I wouldn't call Lindsay Wagner or Norman Reedus big names...
 

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I wouldn't call Lindsay Wagner or Norman Reedus big names...
Reedus is pretty well known. Even if people don't watch The Walking Dead his name has spread quite a bit due to the praise people heap on him for his acting in the series.
 

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I'm not sure what people are seeing in the trailer, gameplay-wise, that they think looks so good. Every instance of gameplay looks incredibly generic. The story bits look like typical Kojima bullshit, something I got sick of after MGS5.
Well, Kojima always does this... he is a master of deception... think back to the MGS 5 trailers... for me the game was almost completely different from what I saw during the first reveals. Also Silent Hills, or rather P.T. (RIP).

In all fairness to Kojima... his "typical Kojima bullshit" is needed in the gaming world... Death Stranding as far as concept, story, and maybe even gameplay look so different and out there compared to the generic bullshit we get lately that it's a welcome respite from the sequel, cookie-cutter, "safe for the developer and publisher" bullshit we get. I want to be surprised, I want something different... I mean fuck I bought a VR headset just so I could enjoy something new in a different way.

In any case, I am not excusing Kojima entirely... while I am a huge fan... I am super excited about this game because it's his first game completely separate from the con-strictures of other powerful bodies. It could end up being incredibly stupid and boring, but on the other hand it could be incredible and surprise everyone. Only time will tell... in the mean time I definitely preordered that collector's edition b/c I need that life-size BB pod. lol. The Ludens key-chain is cool too.
 

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I watched the trailer just so I could see how far this guys mental illness had progressed, and it's come quite a long way since his last Metal Gear installment. I don't know what it is, the Dreamcast-Coin Op style of gameplay/animation, the non stop exposure of all of this guys fetishes (Psycho Mantis and the ChickDude with the wrestling boots.....honestly, shit do I even need to go on at this point?). Yeah, sure, in my porn I don't care, but in my tactical murder simulators give me Sam Fisher any day of the week. Doesn't one of the MG installments have a 35 minute mini-game where all the snakes have to masturbate over sailor moon action figures....or am I thinking of something in one of the Animal Crossing titles?
 

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eh, disappointing. I was looking forward to this but as a PS4 exclusive, that is not going to happen
 

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Did you expect it not to be? Sony is not only publishing the game but they funded development.

They gave him a blank check pretty much, just look at all the acting and voice talent he secured.
 

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Dam I sold the ps4, I though this game was a pipe dream and would be done in 2-3 years. Ahh it's probably not going to be that good.
 

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both Steam and the Epic Games Store.
Is that a first? Anyone seen any other 3rd party game, that released on both at the same time?
 

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I bought this at launch for PS4 and I've put about 4 hours into it. Really struggling to get back into it or rather get the motivation to want to continue. Everybody says it gets better and picks up, but I hate games that require you to go through shitty slow parts to get to the good stuff. Games should start great and slowly build up over time. Idk... maybe i'll try it again at some point again.
 

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I bought this at launch for PS4 and I've put about 4 hours into it. Really struggling to get back into it or rather get the motivation to want to continue. Everybody says it gets better and picks up, but I hate games that require you to go through shitty slow parts to get to the good stuff. Games should start great and slowly build up over time. Idk... maybe i'll try it again at some point again.
The story is great but the game is better played by watching it on youtube. The gameplay is awful. It's a walking simulation where bringing packages to people is supposed to change your character's outlook on humanity, and bring a country together... Except there are about 6 other humans in it.

The cinematography and writing was pretty phenomenal, though. The world building, written dialogue, everything. Top notch. The game. Boring as all hell.
 

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Except there are about 6 other humans in it.
This is what I don't get. I mean I understand why Kojima made it seem like you are utterly alone, but so many things just don't make sense. I remember I got to a point where I had to go back all the way to where I came from, and I just thought about the path I just took and how long it took me to get there and I just put the controller down. It took me weeks to try to forget about that experience to push on, and I hate this because I am an enormous Kojima fan... I love MGS and all his other projects but idk about this one. Idk what it's going to take for me to push through, but I think it might take a couple months or something until I completely forget more and more and then I can look on the game again fresh and try to push through.
 
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