The Head of Publishing at Kojima Productions, Jay Boor, has in one Interview with Gamesundustry.biz talked about the success of Death Stranding. The sales of the game are probably “pretty good” and the studio is very optimistic about the Director’s Cut release in September.
Laut Boor hat Death Stranding (buy now € 21.95 /53,99 € ) meanwhile sold over five million copies for the PlayStation 4 and the PC:
“Death Stranding is the first title developed by Kojima Productions. From a sales point of view, the game went pretty well. As of March 2021, Death Stranding had sold over five million units for PlayStation 4 and PC worldwide.”
The Death Stranding Director’s Cut will not only deliver some visual improvements and new features, weapons and game modes, but also expand the “Social Strand Feature” a lot. This is a very important aspect of the game, as Boor goes on:
“The main focus of Death Stranding is the Social Strand System. This is a unique asynchronous multiplayer feature that allows players to connect with other players around the world through a variety of in-game actions. The Director’s Cut will expand this system further and we will show more about this in the coming weeks. “
The current Covid pandemic has also influenced the team’s perspective, as Boor explains:
“One of the things that influenced me a lot was the pre-pandemic and post-pandemic reactions to Death Stranding.”
According to Boor, many players can identify with the protagonist of the title as we are currently in a situation similar to this:
“Sam Bridges is not your typical hero character. He’s delivering things, he’s not interested in connecting with people, and has a disease called aphenphosmphobia, the fear of being touched or touching another person. Im In the course of the game you will recognize Sam’s true potential and how he overcomes this fear. “
“We are all on a similar journey through the current situation. Not only do we realize how important it is for society that parcels are delivered, but we also struggle with the fear of touching other people and the feeling of isolation.”
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