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Death Stranding PC: Release date, specs and pre orders

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Death Stranding is arguably the most beautiful game out there right now, and it's coming to PC for everyone to experience in all of its glory. But which of our picks for best gaming laptops can run it? I know we're more than excited to see the difference between the console and PC versions, but how long will you have to wait for Death Stranding to come to PC?

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Here's everything we know about Death Stranding PC so far.

Death Stranding PC: What the hell is it?

If you have no idea what Death Stranding is, well, neither do we. But seriously, Death Stranding, in its most basic description, is a third-person sci-fi action-adventure game. You play as mailman Sam Porter Bridges, who is attempting to reconnect cities across America in order to rebuild society. Now, throw in some Hideo Kojima craziness, like ghosts connected to the real world via umbilical cords, babies in pods that can detect those ghosts and grenades made out of blood … and poop that can kill those ghosts. That is Death Stranding in a nutshell.

Death Stranding PC release date

According to Kojima Productions' Twitter, we'll see Death Stranding come to PC in "early summer of 2020," so it's actually not too far away. The PC release was confirmed before the initial launch on PS4, so unlike a particular company that produces a certain Western game, you won't have to wait and pray for if and when a PC port will arrive.

Death Stranding PC specs

We don't know much about what specs are required for Death Stranding PC yet, but if Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain is any indication, it won't be as taxing as you might expect. While MGSV is also ridiculously pretty, you can run it at a smooth 30 fps on low settings with just an integrated graphics card, which is impressive.

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However, Kojima Productions isn't publishing the PC port. That honor goes to 505 Games. We're not sure if the company has any real involvement with the development of the port itself, though. And while we do expect Death Stranding PC to be relatively easy to run on low settings, we also expect it to look insanely gorgeous. Death Stranding PC may also offer options for ray tracing, which would allow for realistic lighting effects, but it's unclear if that'll actually happen or if any new features are being added to the PC port whatsoever.

Death Stranding PC preorder

You can currently preorder Death Stranding PC on either Steam or the Epic Games store. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem like these come with any preorder bonus content like the PS4 edition, which came with golden in-game items like sunglasses, a hat, armor plates, a speed skeleton, an all-terrain skeleton and the power skeleton. Ideally, we'll learn more about what comes in the preorder package, if anything, closer to launch.

Death Stranding PC reviews

Currently, you'll find reviews for only the PS4 version of Death Stranding. However, it is incredibly controversial and divisive, despite having an aggregated score of 83 out of 100 on Metacritic

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Some people call it a walking simulator, hating on it because all you do is walk around and deliver mail, which isn't far from the truth. But others, like myself, praise it for its gorgeous visuals, wacky and deep story, and excellent implementation of its online infrastructure, which allows players to build a community of mail carriers who all help each other virtually.

Death Stranding PC or PS4

Kojima Productions hasn't gone into depth about the differences between the PC and PS4 versions, but we'll let you know as soon as we learn anything. We imagine that the PC version will look better graphically. However, since the PS4 will soon become obsolete, because of the impending launch of the PS5, it might be better to hold off until the PC version debuts. But Death Stranding is so good, you might just want to get it twice.

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