Death Stranding May Be Headed To Xbox Game Pass For PC
Death Stranding may be on its way to Xbox Game Pass for PC, based on a hint dropped on the PC Game Pass Twitter account.
The Xbox Game Pass PC Twitter account just changed its profile picture to one depicting a landscape from a game, which was later discovered by a Twitter user to be from Kojima Productions’ Death Stranding.
Found it pic.twitter.com/xlHwrqz0qD
— NV (@naven0m) August 16, 2022
Fans may be wondering how a PlayStation exclusive may end up on Xbox Game Pass. This, of course, isn’t the first time this has happened, as the recent MLB title has also been available on the service. In this case, however, 505 Games has the publishing rights to Death Stranding, and it is likely that Microsoft struck a deal with the publisher to bring the game over to Xbox Game Pass for PC.
As for whether this is the standard edition of Death Stranding or the more recent Director’s Cut remains to be seen, though it’s more likely that it is the latter. The original title was developed by Kojima Productions and released on November 8, 2019. It is the first game from director Hideo Kojima and Kojima Productions after their split from Konami in 2015. Subsequently, the game was also released on Windows by 505 Games in July, 2020. A Director’s Cut featuring new content was later released for the PS5 in September, 2021, and then for PC in March, 2022.
After a cataclysmic catastrophe that resulted in terrible animals roaming the Earth, the game is set in the United States. Sam Porter Bridges (Norman Reedus), a messenger entrusted with bringing supplies to remote colonies and reuniting them via a wireless communications network, is controlled by the players. Along with Reedus, the game also includes the likenesses of actors Mads Mikkelsen, Léa Seydoux, Margaret Qualley, Troy Baker, Tommie Earl Jenkins, and Lindsay Wagner as supporting characters. Guillermo del Toro and Nicolas Winding Refn are also represented by their likenesses.