Death Stranding Director’s Cut Comes to PS5 on 24th September

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Are you ready to spend some more time with Sam Bridges?

Kojima Productions has revealed the release date of Death Stranding Director’s Cut: it’s coming to PlayStation 5 consoles on 24th September. This isn’t just a simple PS5 update either; it adds in plenty of new content, most of which has been woven into the core experience rather than being tacked on.

So, just what is new in Death Stranding Director’s Cut? There are new weapons, equipment and vehicles to use as you play; new game modes, missions and new areas to explore; storylines have been expanded; and the UI has been enhanced. There are also new online features, including Friend Play and leaderboards, though further information on those features will be coming soon.

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There’s a new Firing Range area and, as shown off in the new trailer, a new Fragile Circuit racing mode. Yep, karting in Death Stranding. Content that was previously exclusive to the PC version of the game – Half-Life and Cyberpunk 2077 crossover content – will also be made available in the Director’s Cut.

Of course, coming to PS5 means a wealth of technical advances too. Death Stranding Director’s Cut will support haptic feedback and adaptive trigger resistance from the DualSense controller, 3D Audio and near-instant load times. There will be two picture modes to choose from; Performance Mode, which upscales to 4K and targets 60FPS, and the native 4K Fidelity Mode. Both have ultra-wide and HDR support.

If you already own the PS4 version of Death Stranding, you can upgrade to the PS5 Director’s Cut Digital Deluxe Edition for $10. That seems rather reasonable considering the amount of extra content the game includes. The Digital Deluxe Edition also throws in some further bonuses: a digital mini soundtrack, selections of art, avatar set, and a host of in-game items.

To find out more about Death Stranding Director’s Cut, head to the PlayStation Blog. It’ll be available on PS5 from 24th September. Give the trailer a watch below.