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Death Stranding coming to PC summer 2020

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Radek said:
colafitte said:

Being launched on PC is not a problem or a lose for Sony, because they own the IP, so each game sold on PC they will receive a cut of the sale. The problem here, for both Sony and Kojima Productions, is annoucing the PC version just 11 days before PS4 launch. I know, 90% of the people will not care and will buy the game on PS4 anyway, but a % is going to cancel their PS4 purchase just because of that PC version. This can produce two outcomes. Sony loses a PS4 buyer, or... maybe after 7 months, the same guy that didn't buy the game on PS4 does not care to buy the game anymore on PC either beacause it loses momentum, the game becomes not as interesting after not so good reviews, or maybe he just get spoiled losing interest in the game, etc...... losing a consumer in the end. It's an stupid risk in my opinion.

In my opinion..., if you were going to make the game on PS4 and PC from the beginning..., then do a simultaneous launch on both or do the Rockstar way like they did with GTA V and RDR 2, announcing the PC version months later after the original launch, because this way it doesn't make much sense....

Total sales of the game are going to be 80-90% on PS4 anyway..., so this is not as important as it seems. It's only going to be annoying on gaming forums due to platform wars. This news almost guarantee a PS5 version in the future too, so it's not all bad news for Sony/Playstation either....

Anyway..., i can't wait to play as soon as possible this game, so day 1 for me. This news doesn't matter to me at all in the end. For people that want to play it on PC, today it's a great day.

That's literally what I just did, going to play this in 60 fps in Summer 2020.

Impressive that you can't wait that much. 8-10 months is just too much for me for such a hyped game for me like Death Stranding.

Even if i had a PC capable of running this game at 60 fps, i wouldn't be able to wait that much for the game. It's the same situation with TLOU 2 after the delay... If you tell me TLOU 2 launches on PS5 on Nov 2020, I will buy it anyway day one on PS4. Performance of a game is nowhere near as important to me as the game itself.... And if i love the game that much then i will glady double dip.....



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colafitte said:

Being launched on PC is not a problem or a lose for Sony, because they own the IP, so each game sold on PC they will receive a cut of the sale. The problem here, for both Sony and Kojima Productions, is annoucing the PC version just 11 days before PS4 launch. I know, 90% of the people will not care and will buy the game on PS4 anyway, but a % is going to cancel their PS4 purchase just because of that PC version. This can produce two outcomes. Sony loses a PS4 buyer, or... maybe after 7 months, the same guy that didn't buy the game on PS4 does not care to buy the game anymore on PC either beacause it loses momentum, the game becomes not as interesting after not so good reviews, or maybe he just get spoiled losing interest in the game, etc...... losing a consumer in the end. It's an stupid risk in my opinion.

In my opinion..., if you were going to make the game on PS4 and PC from the beginning..., then do a simultaneous launch on both or do the Rockstar way like they did with GTA V and RDR 2, announcing the PC version months later after the original launch, because this way it doesn't make much sense....

Total sales of the game are going to be 80-90% on PS4 anyway..., so this is not as important as it seems. It's only going to be annoying on gaming forums due to platform wars. This news almost guarantee a PS5 version in the future too, so it's not all bad news for Sony/Playstation either....

Anyway..., i can't wait to play as soon as possible this game, so day 1 for me. This news doesn't matter to me at all in the end. For people that want to play it on PC, today it's a great day.

Exactly.

Specially if it does end up being EGS exclusive too.

The guy that cancelled his preorder / dropped his will to buy on PS4 may end up simply stop caring about the game altogether.

Not only is Sony losing potential full price sales on when it'll sell the most, but it's also losing some PS4 purchases too.

They should have made clear the game was still coming to PC much earlier (as it was said to come to PC even before they revealed the name of the game) or just some months later.

They simply created anti-hype for their biggest release this year...

Though the amount of discussion this is generating is also bound to make more people aware of the game too...

Still think it was the worst possible timing, honestly.



Lafiel said:
Radek said:

I'm suprised they allow Decima engine on PC and announced it a week before PS4 release lol, now I'm waiting until 2020 to play this in 60 fps instead of getting it day one on PS4.

OdinHades said:
Nice. Looking forward to play it in glorious 60 fps. =)

only 60fps? why not 144 or more?

Because I don't want to spend $500 to get 144 frames, I have 4 year old GTX 970 that lets me play every game 1080p 60 fps still.



Lafiel said:

OdinHades said:
Nice. Looking forward to play it in glorious 60 fps. =)

only 60fps? why not 144 or more?

Because my laptop is only a year old and it has to last another year or two. Not planning to buy a new one anytime soon. I don't know if my measly i7 7700HQ and GTX 1070 is enough to give me 144 fps. Besides, my display is limited to 120 Hz anyway.

I have G-Sync though!



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Another point about this subject about exclusivities and all of that... I need to remind people that games like Final Fantasy VII, Metal Gear Solid or Resident Evil were not exclusives of PS1. Games like GTA Vice City, Metal Gear Solid 2 or Silent Hill 2 were not exclusives to PS2 either. And i'm talking during the same generation, i mean, all of these games had a PC/Nintendo/Xbox port weeks/months later like it's going to happen with Death Stranding, and that did not affected one bit PS success or those games being associated with PS consoles until today.

So games like Death Stranding not being fully 100% exclusive is nothing new on Playstation history. Death Stranding will be considered an important game associated with Playstation and that's the only thing it matters to Sony. That's why each new Final Fantasy, Metal Gear Solid, Crash Bandicoot, Resident Evil, Devil May Cry, Kingdom Hearts ... despite not being PS exclusives still sell 75% on average on PS4 compared to competition. And that's why the next Kojima game does, will have a PS preference anyway again.



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KLAMarine said:
Still not interested in the game but good to see more can play it... Just wondering what this could mean for games developed by Sony's proprietary engines. It was developed by one of Sony's engines, right?

Plenty of games developed on Sony engines have appeared on other platforms, including Nintendo consoles.  Sony has a long history of allowing that.  It's nothing new.



Letting people know the game is coming to PC ahead of a PS4 release is a great decision, if you are hunting for reasons to give people to wait on buying your game.



Nintendo is selling their IPs to Microsoft and this is true because:

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=221391&page=1

pokoko said: 
KLAMarine said:
Still not interested in the game but good to see more can play it... Just wondering what this could mean for games developed by Sony's proprietary engines. It was developed by one of Sony's engines, right?

Plenty of games developed on Sony engines have appeared on other platforms, including Nintendo consoles.  Sony has a long history of allowing that.  It's nothing new.

True. For instance:

PhyreEngine:
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel 1+2
The Technomancer
Dragon Quest Builders

EGO:
Dirt Rally 2.0
F1 2019
GRID (2019)

Decima:
Death Stranding



OTBWY said:
Hiku said:

It was never an exclusive to begin with. It was announced for PC in 2015, before the game was even revealed.
https://www.gamespot.com/articles/kojimas-ps4-console-exclusive-will-come-to-pc/1100-6433155/
It's a console exclusive.

Either way, you know better than to make remarks like that.

Ehhmmm, last time I had checked the official listing, it said Only On Playstation. I dunno if they had removed it recently, but I swear it was on it. I can find it back if you want me to.

It appeared on some countries Playstation site, but was removed some days later iirc, if that's what you're referring to. Wording there can be misleading or subject to miscommunication.
In the PR to investors, it was always worded as 'console exclusive'.

https://www.sie.com/en/corporate/release/2015/151216.html
https://www.sie.com/en/corporate/release/2016/160614a.html

And Death Stranding was notably missing from their "Only on Playstation" promotional trailer lineup earlier this year.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=_yHssX9lc4E

But even if it had been an exclusive, I was referring to the part of your comment I bolded.

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FloatingWaffles said:
Zoombael said:
How unfortunate. Not surprising, because they originally announced the game for PS4 and PC, but nonetheless unfortunate. Hoped they would reconsider their decision.

Why? 

Why what? Why i don't like to see leeches who do nothing to elevate video gaming and transformed the PC platform into a dumpster fire profit of the laurels of the ones cultivating the essential and keeping it as traditional as possible? 



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