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PS4 Exclusivity Label For Death Stranding Returns At Gamescom 2019 Creating More Confusion

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The PS4 Exclusivity Label For Death Stranding has returned, with it being present on marketing material in a recent Hideo Kojima tweet.

The tweet comes from Gamescom 2019 and shows the PS4 exclusivity label in the top right corner of the poster, behind Kojima.

Now, there could be a few reasons for this. Number one is that these marketing materials were made before Sony decided to remove the game from its exclusivity list. The second and more likely reason in my view is that Sony is incredibly inconsistent with its marketing and the team who edited the official PlayStation website aren’t on the same page as the marketing team when it comes to whether or not Death Stranding is an exclusive. In short, all of this is a confusing mess, that really doesn’t mean anything in the long run.

After all, when the partnership between Sony and Kojima Productions was announced in 2015, it was made clear that Kojima was an independent studio and that the game would not be locked to PlayStation consoles. Sony might even publish it on PC, given that they are doing so with ReadySet Heroes. You can watch a very helpful breakdown of this from Alanah Pearce, Former IGN Editor and currently a Producer at FunHaus.

This news comes after 6 minutes of gameplay from the game was shown off at Gamescom 2019. Two new character trailers were also shown. And, on top of that, Geoff Keighley was confirmed to appear in the game as a cameo.

The Gamescom convention hosts almost every major publisher in the industry, including Sony Interactive Entertainment. The convention kicked off with Gamescom Opening Night Live a reveal show hosted by Geoff Keighley, the Creator of The Game Awards. You can rewatch the livestream here.

If you need to keep up with all the announcements from the show you can head over to our landing page for the event which has every announcement made during the show. You can also see the announcements as they happen by heading to our Gamescom 2019 Feed.

Source – [ResetEra]

  • GodGamer

    “After all, when the partnership between Sony and Kojima Productions was announced in 2015, it was made clear that Kojima was an independent studio and that the game would not be locked to PlayStation consoles. Sony might even publish it on PC, given that they are doing so with ReadySet Heroes. ”

    1. Sony owns Death Stranding and Kojima never said it was not locked to PS consoles.
    2. No AAA games will be published on PC
    3. ReadySet Heroes has nothing to do with Death Stranding and is not a AAA game.
    4. Has Until Dawn, The Order 1886, Bloodborne or any other AAA game been published on PC by Sony?

    • TechBlaz3

      “or any other AAA game been published on PC by Sony”

      that would all change when Sony published the Quantic Dream collection and Journey for the Epic games store on PC.

    • GrimmyReaper

      1. Does Sony actually own it? That wouldn’t be very smart of Kojima IMO after what happened with Metal Gear Solid
      2. Huh? Is that a joke?
      3. True and I don’t see why people are claiming now all PS games come to PC. ReadySet Heroes looks kinda … meh
      4. Until Dawn and The Order 1886 are made by studios owned by Sony. Bloodborne was a bought license from FromSoftware, kinda like Bayonetta 2 and Nintendo. Stuff from Quantic Dreams however is not owned by Sony and are on the EPIC game store.

      Claiming a PC release is definitely coming or definitely not coming either way seems silly until we know who owns the IP. It would make sense for Sony to own it though I think that would be an odd choice for Kojima seeing how he lost the rights to his long career to Konami because of IP rights.

      • GodGamer

        Yes Sony owns it. It says Death Stranding is a property of SIE if you look at the copyright information. Why do you think the games uses the Decima Engine?

  • SyberWeapon

    it remains a console exclusive.
    so the labels can be placed at any time and still have accuracy.
    a PC version was never announced but also never clarified.
    likely the future is there for a pc version.

    • GrimmyReaper

      Depends who owns the IP.
      Sony likes to own IPs but I would hope after Metal Gear Solid, Kojima learned his lessons and keep the rights to his work.

  • Logan Lewis

    The weakest and most pathetic argument that it’s a PS4 exclusive: “iT RuNS On THe DeCiMa ENGiNe.”
    Half of all games on PS4 run on Gamestack, a Microsoft engine. PUBG carries programming code of Sea of Thieves on PS4. That’s not how that works. Also saying that Decima can’t run on PC is stupid. PS4 is power pc architecture, the games are developed on the PC. This game is undoubtably going to Stadia after a fresh launch on PS4, possibly Epic and Steam, i’m hard pressed to believe we won’t see it on Xbox. Tbh I bet Jade Raymond has already picked him out for Stadia’s first party.

    • GodGamer

      You are a moron. Somy owns the Decima engine you dumb ass lol. Its the engine GG created for Horizon: Zero Dawn. PUBG has zero to do with Death Stranding, Decima or Sony. Stadia and Xbox has nothing to do with it either as Sony owns the game. None of Sony’s are developed on PC. Do you know what a dev it kit is? I sughest you educate yourself and stop posting none sense. That’s like saying Zelda will go to Stadia and other platforms.

  • LordCancer Kain

    is it really that confusing? like omg i can’t follow, my brain can’t handles such a complex narrative… and who even cares?

  • GrimmyReaper

    I dunno, I always assumed it was PS4 exclusive.