Death Stranding Has Been Removed from the Official PlayStation Site's List of Exclusives

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vestan

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Dec 28, 2017
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No news outlets have reported on this yet which is why I thought've delivering the news to you myself. Found it out about an hour ago.

If you go on the official PlayStation site, there's a section which lists out all games which are exclusive to PlayStation 4 (games designated with the Only on PlayStation banner). You've got the typical first-party games like Horizon, Days Gone and God of War, but Death Stranding was there too. To prove that, if you use the Wayback Machine to May 26, 2019, it was listed there alongside the rest of the Only on PlayStation games.



However, it seems this has now been removed. If you click here and check it out for yourself, Death Stranding is nowhere to be seen.



It's not only the Australian site too. All official PlayStation sites have had any references to Death Stranding on their exclusive games list completely wiped.

Here's Portugal: https://www.playstation.com/pt-pt/explore/ps4-exclusives/
France: https://www.playstation.com/fr-be/explore/ps4-exclusives/
Germany: https://www.playstation.com/de-de/explore/ps4-exclusives/

Death Stranding was originally announced for PS4 and PCs, here's an archived official press release from Sony THEMSELVES prior to the game's announcement (when they announced their partnership) in Dec 2015 just so you know I'm not messin'





Even though DS was announced for PC and PS4, news on a PC version has been quite muted. There's no doubt in anyone's mind at this point that Sony has signed a timed exclusivity deal with Kojima Productions (in fact we've known this ever since Kojima set up the new Kojima Productions with them announcing a partnership with Sony and explicitly describing their new game as console exclusive to PS4 but coming to PC) but the fact that they've been tip-toeing around whether Death Stranding will or will not come to PC is annoying.

With things like the cover art not having the Only on PlayStation banner and now this, it wouldn't surprise me if KojiPro were gearing up to announce the PC version of Death Stranding sometime soon. Gamescom is coming up and we know Kojima'll be there for the first time in years so it doesn't seem too out of reach to think he'd shed some light on the PC version (just like when he was there last time to announce MGSV for Steam) though I'd imagine Sony would rather he does so once the PS4 version is out as they've been marketing this game heavily alongside games like The Last of Us Part II and Ghost of Tsushima as if it were a first-party exclusive.

The likely scenario regarding Death Stranding's exclusivity is that Sony funded the project from the start and agreed to a PC version so long as Kojima Productions granted PlayStation console exclusivity rights. It seems the Decima Engine was handed to Kojima as a gift from Guerilla with no strings attached. He's been keen on celebrating it wherever he can as the technology has played a crucial part in bringing the game to life.




 
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MilesQ

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Oct 25, 2017
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EGS announcement incoming!!

For real though, a PC release is good news for everyone!!
 

Expy

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Where was the official announcement that it would be for PS4 -as well as- PC?
 

ramoisdead

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I mean, it's been stated ever since the announcement that it'll come to another platform other than Sony, PC in this case, at one point either around or after the release. Recently, you started to see the tidbits of PS exclusivity being removed.

Question is, when will it arrive on PC? I guess we'll find out as we move closer to the release date.
 

Danzflor

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Weren't talks about being only a year exclusive on PS4 and then releasing on PC? Like, all this IS suspicious considering the game isn't even out and already isn't a exclusive.

Also, I'm not gonna be surprised when is announced as an EGS exclusive (Tim is gonna pay for that and not care about the cost) and people actually try to witch-hunt Kojima in real life (because of course there will be mad bastards doing that).
 
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Toumari

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I wonder if people will attack Kojima like they did with those Ooblets developers should it come to the Epic Games Store.
 

Trickster

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Oct 25, 2017
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As interested as I am in the game, I'm not buying it on a console, so hopefully a pc version is happening
 

JaseC64

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I still feel that it's coming to PC eventhough there are some who say it's not.

Too many little things like this popping off. And people are joking but I'm sure there is a certain Dev/Store looking for exclusivity for that and are getting their truckloads of cash ready.
 

Mikch85

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They used Guerilla Games engine and it's not an exclusive? I don't know, sounds odd.
 

nolifebr

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Crazy to think that Sony funded, helped with development and in the end will not be exclusive.

Kojima must have Sony execs in his pocket.
 

Xiofire

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I prepare myself to be excited for the PC trailer at Gamescom, just to be suitably disappointed when the EGS logo fades in at the end of said trailer.

Such is the life of a PC gamer in this year of our lord, 2019.
 

grandwizorb

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We already know Sony has issued gag orders for partnerships and marketing deals with games that were also coming to the PC such as Nier Automata and Nioh. If it is a timed exclusive I would bet money they can't talk about it at all until very close to it's exclusivity window ending and it's release on PC.
 

ramoisdead

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I wonder if people will attack Kojima like they did with those Ooblets developers should it come to the Epic Games Store.
There's always going to be a very minority set that will just go into full harassment/death threat mode whether it'll be announced on EGS or any other platform, sadly. Heck even a small set of Playstation fans might act up when it's announced, just cuz it's not exclusive. It's happened before. I'm just crossing my fingers it won't or at the very least, those users aren't from this community.
 
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