Death Stranding PC Launch Delayed to July 14, Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

Death Stranding

Kojima Productions have announced that the Windows PC launch of Death Stranding has been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The news comes via a tweet from Kojima Productions, stating the delay (the original release being June 2nd) was due to the temporary closure of the studio due to the coronavirus pandemic, and the orders from the Japanese government for business to use remote working.

“Following the temporary closure of KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS, we have had to delay the PC launch of DEATH STRANDING to July 14, 2020, to allow more development time amidst the current work-from-home orders in place. Thank you all for your patience and continued support!

You can read about the Windows PC version’s additional content and pre-order bonuses here, and you can find the abridged rundown of the game (via Steam) below.

From legendary game creator Hideo Kojima comes an all-new, genre-defying experience.

Sam Bridges must brave a world utterly transformed by the Death Stranding. Carrying the disconnected remnants of our future in his hands, he embarks on a journey to reconnect the shattered world one step at a time.

Starring Norman Reedus, Mads Mikkelsen, Léa Seydoux, and Lindsay Wagner.

Additional PC features include HIGH FRAME RATE, PHOTO MODE and ULTRA-WIDE MONITOR SUPPORT. Also includes cross-over content from Valve Corporation’s HALF-LIFE series.

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic (also known as COVID-19 officially, or Chinese Flu to others) has affected many worldwide, from businesses to public gatherings and events. [1234567].

This includes the postponement of GDC, and the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, along with the cancellation of E3 2020 (including digital events), the physical event for Gamescom 2020, and Comiket 98.

We also recently reported on the Pokemon anime’s broadcast being delayed, and Dragon Marked for Death’s 3.0.0 update being delayed on Nintendo Switch.

The Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering are mapping the virus’ spread [12]. As of this time of writing, there have been over 2.492 million total confirmed cases worldwide, and over 1.665 million active cases. There have been over 171,000 deaths, however over 656,000 people have made a “total recovery.”

Japan have had over 11,135 cases (9,633 active cases), 263 deaths, and 1,239 recoveries.

Death Stranding is out now on PlayStation 4, and launches July 14th for Windows PC (via the Epic Games Store, and Steam). In case you missed it, you can find our review here.

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