Kojima Productions made the announcement via Twitter that the game's new release date for PC is July 14, explaining that the temporary studio closure is responsible for the delay.
"Following the temporary closure of KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS, we have had to delay the PC launch of DEATH STRANDING to July 14, 2020, to allow more development time amidst the current work-from-home orders in place. Thank you all for your patience and continued support!#keeponkeepingon"
To that end, neither Kojima Productions nor the PC port's publisher 505 Games have revealed the required and recommended specs for Hideo Kojima's post-apocalyptic walking simulator. Players who pick up the game on PC can expect some exclusive Half-Life crossover content in the form of a wearable headcrab and a red valve that can stick out of the back of Sam Porter's (Norman Reedus) head, like the Valve logo.
Anyone who pre-orders Death Stranding on PC will receive a Chiral Gold and Omnireflector cap, sunglasses, gold and silver speed skeleton, and gold and silver armor plate. All purchases of the game will come with the following items:
- Selections from "The Art of Death Stranding" digital art book
- Death Stranding Original Score Expanded Edition by Ludvig Forsell (which includes 10 unreleased tracks)
- Chiral gold and Omnireflector Ludens Mask sunglasses
- Gold and silver power skeleton
- Gold and silver all-terrain skeleton
- Gold and silver Armour Plate (LV2)
As we will keep saying with every delay, don't expect this to be the last of the slowdowns in the games industry. More delays are all but guaranteed. Here's looking at you, Ghost of Tsushima.