A discovery made by some keen-eyed internet sleuths suggests that Death Stranding may no longer be exclusive to the PlayStation 4. Slated for release on November 8th, 2019 the action game, published by Sony Interactive Entertainment, was listed as an exclusive title for the PS4 as recently as May of this year. That listing has now been removed from PlayStation Australia’s official website as well as the official websites for PlayStation in the UK, Portugal, France, and Germany.
It is possible that this means that Death Stranding will eventually be available on other platforms. If so, we speculate that it is most likely to launch on the PC as well as the PS4. The PC release of the game was originally mentioned by developer Kojima Productions in an interview in 2015. This interview which was later removed from the PlayStation EU blog stated that Death Stranding would have limited exclusivity on the PS4 before launching on the PC sometime later. The duration of this exclusive stint was not provided, however.
The change in the title’s listing could also mean that it will be available on PlayStation 4 as well as the impending next-generation console expected from Sony sometime next year.
It is all speculative at this point and perhaps these theories are more heavily driven by wishful thinking than anything else since it is also possible that the removal of the listing doesn’t mean anything at all. If this is the case, our theorising energy may be better spent on attempting to figure out what Death Stranding itself is all about. At this stage, it seems that only time will tell.