Mac users rejoice: Death Stranding Director’s Cut will appear in your system of choice later this year.
Available to pre-order now on the Mac App for $39.99, the game will run natively on Apple silicon and support features like MetalFX Upscaling for graphical fidelity and stunning performance.
“I’ve been a big Apple fan since I bought my first Mac in 1994,” said Hideo Kojima. “It’s been a dream of mine to see my team’s best work come to life on the Mac.”
Kojima went on to say that the team at Kojima Productions is working hard to bring future games to the Apple platform.
If you haven’t played the final version of Death Stranding, it includes the addition of the Ruin Factory location, an underground compound filled with new dangers. It also includes a host of new delivery aids, from cargo catapults and ramps to stabilizer functions.
Expect amplified melee combat with enhanced moves like back kicks, while the new Maser Gun can appease enemies with electricity. There’s a new shooting range location, and you can drive vehicles in a new track mini-game. Sam can even ride through the Badlands more easily on Buddy Bots.
Announced in 2016, the game initially released on PS4 in 2019, and is coming to PS5 in 2020, followed by PC in 2021. Receiving generally positive reviews, the game has sold 5 million copies worldwide as of July 2021. The Director’s Cut launches for PS5 in September 2021, followed by PC in March 2022.
At the end of 2022, Kojima Studios announced a partnership with Alex Lebovici and Hammerstone Studios to produce a film adaptation of Death Stranding, with Alan Winger serving as executive producer.