The Death Stranding pre-load is now available for the PlayStation 4-exclusive Kojima Productions title ahead of the game’s launch this Friday. Those of you who have pre-ordered the digital version of Hideo Kojima’s Norman Reedus-starring actioner can start downloading the game now, so you’ll be able to play right away come launch.
Death Stranding Pre-Load Now Available
According to various reports from gamers online, the Death Stranding pre-load has started rolling out in multiple territories today. You may have to wait a bit before it’s available in your region, so keep checking the PlayStation Store to see if it’s ready to roll.
Death Stranding is due for release on PS4 on November 8, and will be coming to the PC in summer 2020. So, the game is still technically a console PS4-exclusive, as it’s not coming to Xbox One or Switch.
Death Stranding was first announced during Sony’s E3 2016 press conference, some six months after Hideo Kojima departed Konami. The game was largely shrouded in mystery for the next couple of years, and all that we got to see of the game were jar babies, lots of lush scenery, and Norman Reedus’ naked backside.
Kojima-san has recently revealed that he may need to produce a sequel to Death Stranding in order to establish what he calls the ‘Strand’ genre of video games. In addition, he Metal Gear creator also said he’d like to work with Keanu Reeves at some point, too.
In addition to Reedus, Death Stranding also features Mads Mikkelsen, Guillermo Del Toro, and cameos from Geoff Keighley and Conan O’ Brien.
Here’s the full synopsis:
In the near future, mysterious explosions have rocked the globe, setting off a series of supernatural events known as the Death Stranding. With otherworldly creatures plaguing the landscape, and mass extinction imminent, it’s up to Sam Porter Bridges to travel across the ravaged wasteland and save humanity from impending annihilation.