Death Stranding on PC Won't Be an Epic Exclusive

Death Stranding on PC Won't Be an Epic Exclusive

And everyone breathed a short sigh of relief.

In the ongoing launcher war between Valve and Epic, it looks like Death Stranding won't be picking a side. The PlayStation console-exclusive will make its PC debut on both Steam and Epic, 505 Games confirmed today.

Death Stranding, which launched today for the PlayStation 4, was confirmed to be coming to PC last week via publisher 505 Games. In a press release today, the 505 confirmed that both Steam and the Epic Games Store would carry Death Stranding when it launches for PC in summer 2020.

Pre-orders and store pages have already gone live for both, but this answers the one major lingering question many PC owners likely had after last week's announcement. 505 Games has published several PC ports, including Control, which ended up being Epic Games Store exclusives. And while the Epic Games Store gets fair bit of dislike, warranted or not, in some cases, this announcement means we won't endure another round of outrage over it. Breathe easy folks, our national crisis has been averted.

Our review of Death Stranding went live last week, where we called it the boldest and most perplexing game of 2019. It's a game that defies a lot of expectations, even when it's stumbling to nail every moment. Now, PC players have a few options to check it out once it hits both stores next summer.

If you've already picked up Death Stranding and are looking for some tips, be sure to check out our guides section for all the info you need. Keep tuned for more guides as well, including discussion of Death Stranding's story; it's about as wild as the press tour for the game has been, so you'll probably have a few lingering questions even after the credits roll.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. See our terms & conditions.

Eric Van Allen

News Editor

Eric is a writer and Texan. He's a former contributor to sites including Compete, Polygon, Waypoint, and the Washington Post. He loves competitive games, live music, and travel.

Read this next

NPD: Death Stranding's Sales Do Fine in Light of Stiff Competition

There is some silver lining to 7th place.

Starting Screen | Tyrants, Dollhouses, and Rude Geese: Looking Back on 2019's Great Gaming Moments

There were some great moments in video games this year. Let's look back on some of our favorites.

Smash Bros. Director Masahiro Sakurai Really Likes Death Stranding—With Caveats

Sakurai has enjoyed his time delivering packages and facing BTs.

Why 2019 Is the Year I Decided To Stop Rushing Through Games

Some of us have been playing Death Stranding slowly, and it's far better for it.

Here's 7 Great Video Game Family Reunions Just in Time for Thanksgiving

From Dragon Quest 5 to Death Stranding, chew over these family-centered games while you eat turkey this year.

Report: Longtime Metal Gear Producer Kenichiro Imaizumi Departs Kojima Productions

One of Metal Gear Solid's guiding hands has reportedly left the building.

More News

NPD: Death Stranding's Sales Do Fine in Light of Stiff Competition

There is some silver lining to 7th place.

Half-Life: Alyx Won't Be at The Game Awards 2019 After All

The VR-exclusive Half-Life won't share more info as part of tonight's festivities after all.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake's Game Awards Trailer Will Apparently Fill Us in on This Cloud Guy

We know who he is. Cloud's not the type of guy to commit identity fraud, right?

More on PC

Half-Life: Alyx Won't Be at The Game Awards 2019 After All

The VR-exclusive Half-Life won't share more info as part of tonight's festivities after all.

The Life Is Strange 2 Postmortem: "[W]e Knew That It Wouldn't Have the Same Huge Success Right From the Beginning"

Life Is Strange 2's three creative leads tell us about the season's muted reception, intensive development, and more.

GTA Online: All Access Point Locations in the Diamond Casino Heist Scope Out Mission

We show you how to scope out every access point to the Diamond Casino.

The Game Awards 2019 Air Tonight: Where to Watch and What to Expect

Ghosts, games, and Grimes are all set to show up at some point.

More Stealth Action Games

NPD: Death Stranding's Sales Do Fine in Light of Stiff Competition

There is some silver lining to 7th place.

The Game Awards Has Around 10 New Games and Projects to Reveal

It'll run for almost three hours, too.

Report: A Plague Tale 2 is In Development

Get down with the sickness, again.