Death Stranding Director’s Cut Launches on PlayStation 5 on September 24; New Content, Features, and Upgrade Path Revealed

During the July PlayStation State of Play, Sony Interactive Entertainment and Kojima Productions announced that Death Stranding Director’s Cut will launch on PlayStation 5 on September 24.

The game will be available at retail and digitally for $49.99 for the Standard Edition. A Digital Deluxe Edition is priced at $59.99. Those who already own Death Stranding on PlayStation 4 can upgrade to the PlayStation 5 version for just $10.

Players can expect new content like story missions, new weapons and gadgets, DualSense support, a Very Hard mode, 4K resolution and 60FPS modes, and much more. You can watch the trailer and learn more about the game below.

Standard ($49.99)

  • Death Stranding Director’s Cut

Digital Deluxe ($59.99)

  • Death Stranding Director’s Cut
  • Death Stranding Digital Deluxe Edition content
  • New in-game suit colors x2 (gold and silver)
  • New in-game power glove colors x2 (gold and silver)
  • New in-game BB Pod options x2 (gold and silver)
  • New in-game backpack patches
  • Digital mini art book and mini soundtrack PlayStation 5 app
  • Avatar set

The Definitive Experience

Featuring the unique Social Strand System which allows players to stay connected with other players from around the globe, Death Stranding Director’s Cut will enable players to experience Death Stranding, the genre-defying open world action-adventure game starring Norman Reedus, Mads Mikkelsen, Léa Seydoux and Lindsay Wagner, fully remastered and expanded for PlayStation 5 consoles.

Tomorrow is in Your Hands

In the future, a mysterious event known as the death stranding has opened a doorway between the living and the dead, leading to creatures from the afterlife roaming the fallen world marred by a desolate society.

As Sam Bridges, your mission is to deliver hope to humanity by connecting the last survivors of a decimated America.

Can you reunite the shattered world, one step at a time?

New Delivery Order! Enhanced and Expanded Content

Death Stranding Director’s Cut is packed with a ton of new content and enhanced gameplay features. We are introducing more weapons, equipment and vehicles, a variety of new modes, missions and areas to explore, expanded storylines, and enhancements to the UI. We will also be adding new online features including Friend Play and Leaderboards, more news on that coming soon!

Today however, I wanted to take this time to clear up a few things that have been floating around following our teaser release during Summer Games Fest back on June 10… if you didn’t see it, check it out here…

For starters, the content that we’re introducing to Death Stranding Director’s Cut was all built and developed from the ground up, following the launch of the original Death Stranding. Everything from the Firing Range area, to the additional missions, to the all-new Fragile Circuit racing mode, the aim was to introduce new content that would further expand the world within Death Stranding while enhancing the core game experience.

The new content isn’t simply bolted on either, it’s been carefully woven into the core game experience and will be made available through discovery as you play. Most of the new content is fairly easy to find, though there are some bits and pieces that will take some time to find and unlock. Although I can’t really go into too much detail about the new missions and extended storyline at this point, what I can share is that a few hints have been added to the latest trailer we’ve released that give a few clues as to what you can expect—we’ll have more to share on that in the weeks to come—though I can confirm now that all the Half-Life and Cyberpunk 2077 content introduced to the PC version of Death Stranding will also be available in Death Stranding Director’s Cut.

PorterS, Thank you 4 your contribution!

Before we get into the PlayStation 5 features, wanted to also confirm to the many Porters who have either just made their first delivery, or you’re off building loads of structures to help other Porters—Unite the Divided!—PlayStation 4 console save data will be transferable. We wanted to ensure that players, no matter where they are in their journey, could pick back up relatively in the same area as they left off when playing the PlayStation 4 version, while also enabling players who have already completed the game the ability to jump to the areas where new content and equipment can be discovered.

PlayStation 5 Features

Experience environment effects with the DualSense wireless controller’s haptic feedback.

Get closer to the world of Death Stranding with bespoke adaptive trigger resistance.

Hear sound effects come to life in 3D Audio (requires compatible headphones).

Get into the action quickly with the PlayStation 5 console’s ultra-fast SSD and near-instant load times.

Choose from two picture modes—Performance Mode with upscaled 4K and up to 60 frames per second or Fidelity Mode in native 4K—both with ultra-wide and HDR support.

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