Following its announcement during Summer Game Fest, PlayStation has finally revealed more info on Death Stranding Director’s Cut, including the game’s release date! The Director’s Cut will release on September 24, and will feature lots of new content, as well as graphical/performance improvements.
For starters, the Director’s Cut will feature new story missions, new combat encounters, enhanced melee combat, and a wide range of new tools to help in deliveries. The game will also have a Firing Range area (to test out weapons), as well as Fragile Circuit racing mini-game. Plus, the Half-Life and Cyberpunk 2077 content from the PC version will be available in the Director’s Cut.
Meanwhile, here are the technical enhancements in the Director’s Cut:
- DualSense wireless controller’s haptic feedback support.
- Bespoke adaptive trigger resistance.
- 3D Audio implementation (requires compatible headphones).
- Near-instant load times.
- Two graphics modes – Performance Mode with upscaled 4K and up to 60FPS or Fidelity Mode in native 4K – both with ultra-wide and HDR support (4K and HDR require a 4K & HDR compatible TV or display).
Save Transfer and Upgrade Path
Kojima Productions has also revealed that Death Stranding save data from the PS4 will be transferrable to the PS5 versions. This means players of the original game can use their existing save file to experience the new content.
On top of this, owners of the PS4 version of the game will be able to upgrade to the Digital Deluxe Edition for only USD 10 (around PHP 500). And yes, even if you own just the the standard version of the game on PS4, you’ll get the Director’s Cut Digital Deluxe Edition which includes in-game items, and other bonus content.
Death Stranding Director’s Cut will release for the PS5 on September 24, 2021. The game’s standard physical edition will be priced at PHP 2,490 in the Philippines.