Death Stranding crosses 10 million players as it celebrates its third anniversary
Over 10 million players have experienced Kojima Productions’ genre-defying title death strandAccording to a statement by the company on the occasion of the third anniversary of the launch of the game.
When it launches on PS4 in November 2019, death strand It received a mixed reception from both critics and gamers alike, many of whom weren’t ready for a drastic departure from Hideo Kojima’s usual stealthy spy fare.
in our area Death Stranding review, We said it “presents the wonderful world of supernatural science fiction, but its gameplay struggles to support its weight.” we gave The director’s cut for the 2021 game is a 7/10, Saying “It’s more accessible than the original, but it feels like a hacked version of the director’s vision.”
However, the game’s complex lore and narrative – which focused on events of mass extinction, the afterlife, loneliness and loss – is tied to a broad player base in the wake of a pandemic that has left many stranded of loved ones.
In July 2020, the title was brought to PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store, and found a new influx of players. Then, in September 2021, the previously mentioned final version of the game titled Death Stranding Director Cut was released on PC, PS4 and PS5, bringing with it New story content, game modes, equipment, and more besides that.
Screenshots from Death Stranding by director
Finally, in a surprising move in August earlier this year, the Death Stranding staple made its way to the Xbox PC Game Pass.
The new 10 million figure takes into account units sold across all platforms, and also includes players who accessed the title via Playstation Plus and PC Game Pass services – an important step in sharing from 5 million copies It was reported sold in July 2021.
I’m happy to think that there are over 10 million “Sam one” players around the world, and they are all loosely related. pic.twitter.com/ex0zjl3gYn
– HIDEO_KOJIMA (HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN) November 8, 2022
Elsewhere in Kojima News, he recently revealed in a Spotify podcast the structure of the brain that He regularly refuses generous offers To purchase Kojima Productions.
During the same interview is also She refuted reports that the Death Stranding sequel has been offered as a Stadia exclusive project. However, earlier this year, Norman Reedus — who voiced hero Sam Porter Bridges in Death Stranding and his action — appeared to lagged behind that a sequel was already on its way.
Hideo Kojima is also working on Project with Xbox that will use Microsoft’s cloud infrastructure and a separate, unreported horror game that allegedly stars Margaret Qualley and Looks like it was recently leaked online.
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