Death Stranding: Director's Cut on PS5 rated on the ESRB: release close?

Death Stranding: Director's Cut on PS5 rated on the ESRB: release close?

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Death Stranding: Director's Cut has already been classified in the catalog of the ESRB, or the Entertainment Software Rating Board, the American body that deals with the cataloging of software by age groups based on content, which could mean a ' release not far for the game on PS5.

Death Stranding Director's Cut for PS5 was announced at the Summer Game Fest 2021 a few days ago, but in addition to the presentation teaser trailer, no precise details have been released on the essence of this re-release, which is likely to exploit the additional potential provided by PS5 in some way.

The video itself is very particular, all played on an obvious reference to Metal Gear Solid which demonstrates how Hideo Kojima wanted as usual joking with the rumors and self-referential references, presenting instead the re-edition with upgrade next gen of Death Stranding.

We can expect a technical improvement in term ini resolution and frame-rate, most likely, but being a Director's Cut it is possible that new content will also be added, in addition to the probable inclusion of various DLCs.

An official release date has not yet been announced, but the fact that Death Stranding: Director's Cut has been classified by the ESRB suggests that its release is not far off and could easily fall back by the end of 2021, pending further information.

Also note how the only registered version at the moment is the one for PS5, also because probably the upgrade could be applied directly to the PC version, although it is not clear if the new edition is free for those who already own the initial one, if the saves are transferable or that other.

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Death Stranding Director's Cut has been rated as a PS5 exclusive

Death Stranding Director's Cut will only be available on PS5.

As first spotted earlier today by Gematsu on Twitter, the ESRB rating for the upcoming Death Stranding Director's Cut has been revealed. Notably, the ESRB rating itself was only filed for a PS5 version of the game, which heavily suggests that the new revised edition of Death Stranding from Kojima Productions will only be available on PlayStation's next-gen console.

This probably shouldn't come as a massive surprise though, given what we've already seen of the new version of Death Stranding. When game director Hideo Kojima unveiled the trailer for the new version earlier this month, the only platform mentioned during the trailer itself was the PlayStation 5, obviously setting up the new version to only be available on the next-gen machine.

Other than the platform details, there's not a whole lot to glean from the new ESRB rating for Death Stranding Director's Cut. Blood, intense violence, partial nudity, and strong language are all mentioned on the filing itself, which culminates in the 'Mature' rating being applied to the re-release, which is the exact same certification that the original game had in 2019.

If you missed the original announcement, Death Stranding Director's Cut was unveiled at the Summer Game Fest hosted by Geoff Keighley earlier this month. In an extended interview, the host and director Kojima talked up the latter's creative process over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic so far, before turning their attention to the new version of Death Stranding to end the segment.

It was a bit of a strange reveal trailer, truth be told. We saw protagonist Sam Porter Bridges sneaking around an enemy base, evading some pretty heavily armed foes, before plucking a cardboard box from a shelf and hopping into it. He didn't stay there long before jumping back out of the box itself, which just about wrapped up the reveal trailer for Death Stranding Director's Cut. After that reveal trailer, we're sort of left with more questions than answers.

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