Death Stranding Director's Cut is coming to PC. The definitive edition of Hideo Kojima's latest game was first released in September 2021 for console players, and around half a year later PC gamers will finally have a chance to experience all the improvements added to Director's Cut.
Director's Cut brings a slew of improvements and new content to the original game, and it is well worth your time to re-experience the game even if you've played it already.
Interestingly enough, Kojima himself (who is Death Stranding's game director) doesn't really like the name "Director's Cut" for this version of the game, as it implies that something was taken out of the game when it was first released, which is not the case here.
Rather, all the new content and improvements are developed after the game's release. Some are features and content which were not ready on time for the original release, and others are improvements added based on player feedback.
With that being said, let's check out all the important details you need to know about Death Stranding Director's Cut on PC.
When is Death Stranding Director's Cut coming to PC?
505 Games, Death Stranding's publisher for PC, announced the PC version of Director's cut in early January 2022, stating that it is set to be released in Spring 2022.
And now we have an exact release date confirmed - Death Stranding Director's PC is coming out on 30th March 2022.
Death Stranding Director's Cut will be available simultaneously on both Steam and the Epic Games Store.
How much does Death Stranding Director's Cut cost on PC?
Death Stranding Director's Cut will have the following price at launch:
- 4980 Japanese Yen
- 198 Chinese Yuan
Death Stranding Director's Cut upgrade
One of the burning questions, for those who already own the base game on PC, was will they be able to upgrade the game to Director's Cut instead of paying the full price again for a game they already own.
And the answer is yes, you will be able to upgrade your base game instead of paying the full price for the Director's Cut version.
The upgrade option will be available on both Steam and the Epic Games Store if you already own the game and it will cost you $9.99 to upgrade to Death Stranding Director's Cut.
It should be noted that you need to have Death Stranding installed on your PC if you want to upgrade, otherwise the upgrade option will not appear.
Can you transfer Death Stranding game save to Director's Cut?
Yes, it has been confirmed that you will be able to seamlessly continue playing on your already existing save game once you upgrade to Death Stranding Director's Cut, so you don't need to worry about your current progress, everything will wait for you there once the upgrade is complete.
New content and features
There are many changes, improvements, and new features added to Death Stranding with Director's Cut, and below we will list some of the biggest ones:
- "Selections From ‘The Art of DEATH STRANDING’” Digital Book (by Titan Books)
- Backpack Patches
- Bridges Special Delivery Team Suit (Gold)
- BB pod customization (Chiral Gold)
- Power Gloves (Gold)
- Bridges Special Delivery Team Suit (Silver)
- BB pod customization (Omnireflector)
- Power Gloves (Silver)
- Firing Range
- New Combat Abilities
- The Roadster (new vehicle)
- Race Track
- New Buildable Structures
- Ruined Factory (new missions)
- Buddy Bots
As you can see, there's a lot of new content and features, and this is even not a full list of improvements.
And that's all you need to know before buying Death Stranding Director's Cut.
Featured image courtesy of Kojima Production