Death Stranding, the first independent project from Kojima Productions, is set to hit this fall. But its absence from a list of PlayStation exclusives on Sony's site has fans thinking it might not only be coming to that console. It's strange, but it's not the first time this has come up.
Sony's website maintains an ongoing list of PS4 exclusives that are on the platform. Though Death Stranding is being developed by Kojima Productions, it's being published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. And yet, it's not on this list.
Fans are wondering what this could mean for the new Hideo Kojima project. Some speculate it might indicate it's not a PlayStation 4 exclusive, as it could also be coming to the next PlayStation. But that also means it could be coming to PC.
In a since-deleted, though still archived, PlayStation FAQ (via Eurogamer), Death Stranding is referred to a few times as a "console exclusive." Then the answer comes: "The title is planned to become available on PC (after PS4)."
Rumors swirled up again after a mistranslated article on ResetEra gained traction, though USG later confirmed that the article was mistranslated. None of this has stopped the speculation train though, as the idea of Death Stranding coming to PC becomes both alluring and terrifying. Even the mere idea of it becoming an Epic Games Store exclusive is enough to make me check up on my remaining vacation days.
We've reached out to Kojima Productions to try and clarify, but in the meantime, Death Stranding is still coming to PlayStation 4 on November 8. It will surely be packed with symbolic imagery, well-known actors like Norman Reedus and Mads Mikkelsen, and will have some goofy ladders. For now, let's just cherish that.