The studio has said in an interview with GamesIndustry.biz that it remains optimistic about the Director’s Cut, which is planned for PS5 release in September, as Death Stranding had performed “quite well”.
Kojima’s previous game was Metal Gear Solid V, released on multiple platforms, and sold over six million copies by December 2015.
Speaking to GamesIndustry.biz, head of publishing Jay Boor said, “with Death Stranding being the first title developed out of Kojima Productions, from a sales perspective, it has performed quite well. As of March 2021, Death Stranding has sold through over five million units worldwide on PlayStation 4 and PC.”
Death Stranding Director’s Cut was announced during the Summer Games Fest Kick Off Live earlier in the year, although Kojima himself has said he is not a fan of the title, preferring it to have been named “Director’s Plus”.
This is due to the fact that none of the new game content was cut from the original, but rather added on to make a special edition game for the PS5. The game will also include a vintage car racing mode, and new tools and weapons.
Players who own any version of Death Stranding on PS4 can upgrade to the PS5 Director’s Cut Digital Deluxe Edition for $10 USD, with the full PS5 version costing $49.99 USD/£44.99 GBP.
In other news, Nintendo may be ending production of 3DS and Wii U games, according to a leaked email advising submissions will be wound down in the next year.
The email, said to come from Nintendo Of Europe, seems to imply that Switch games will be the focus going forward, with only one Wii U game being released this year, and seven on the 3DS.