Game News Death Stranding: the old PlayStation exclusive soon to be delivered to Xbox?
It’s been almost three years since the first version of Death Stranding was released on PS4. Since then, the title has arrived on PC through 505 Games, then in a second Director’s Cut version on PC and PS5. But Sam Porter Bridges could soon make deliveries to a new customer
Death Stranding is Kojima Productions’ first game as an independent studio. Created by Hideo Kojima (Metal Gear) after his departure from Konami following the cancellation of Silent Hills and the end of development of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.
Death Stranding soon ready to connect Game Pass players? Microsoft’s amazing teaser
As for Silent Hills, we find Guillermo Del Toro and Norman Reedusthe latter portraying Sam Porter Bridges. In an amazing game which has greatly dividedSam must reconnect the United States by delivering equipment to the four corners of the country. A task made dangerous by Death Stranding, who destroyed the barrier between the world of the living and that of the dead. On top of that, aging-accelerating and material-destroying rains fall, while entire areas are occupied by the Stranded, souls capable of killing.
If someone is killed but not quickly cremated, they end up set off a huge explosionthe annihilation. In short, the world is at bay, humans isolated or gone mad, and only a person capable of returning from the other world can go from East to West and reconnect everyone.
The development has been supported by Sony, which put Guerrilla Games on the spot sending experts to advise the team and providing the Decima Engine (Horizon: Zero Dawn). In return, Death Stranding has, for a while was a PlayStation exclusive. On July 14, 2020, the title is released on PC published by 505 Gamesthen, in September 2021, it comes out in Death Stranding Director’s Cut version on PC and PS5. But Sam Porter Bridges’ journey may not be over. Indeed, the official account Microsoft Xbox Game Pass PC has very recently changed his profile picture, adding, behind the logo, an image strongly reminiscent of Iceland and therefore to Death Stranding environments.
Sometimes we just like to have a good landscape photo.
Some players also mentioned Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II, which should have similar environments, but that was before The Verge’s Tom Warren took a close look at the image and find a particular rockand adds Sam Porter Bridges to the image, and that another player finds this famous rock in Death Stranding.
Why should we be careful?
One week before gamescom, we have the feeling that Microsoft is preparing a big announcement for its Game Pass. But you have to be careful. Why ? Well on the one hand because no official announcement has been madeand on the other hand because a quick look at the game’s Steam page shows that if 505 Games edited this versionDeath Stranding is “a registered trademark of Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC.‘”
In other words, the license belongs to Sony. Either the presence of this rock is a total coincidence and it is also present in the next Hellblade, either an agreement, the details of which we do not have, has been concluded between the different parties (Sony, 505 Games, Kojima Productions and Xbox) to allow Death Stranding to integrate the Game Pass. While waiting to know more, remember that Norman Reedus spoke about the development of a sequel earlier in the year, than a project named Overdose would be in production, and that Kojima Productions has announced its collaboration with Xbox for a game leveraging cloud features.