Death Stranding: Director's Cut, Hideo Kojima criticizes the name of the new version

Death Stranding: Director's Cut, Hideo Kojima criticizes the name of the new version

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The title Death Stranding: Director's Cut seems to dislike Hideo Kojima, who explained on Twitter that such a title does not correspond properly to the operation carried out with this new version of his game, suggesting a production that, in this case , has perhaps not remained completely in the hands of the author, usually very familiar with the games that bear his name.

In fact, calling the game Director's Cut suggests that the initial version was not really the result of a creative process fully in the hands of the director, which Death Stranding was instead.

"A director's cut in movies is a montage with elements added to a somewhat reduced version previously released and without the agreement of the director, because evidently he did not have the rights to edit, or because he found himself in a shortage of resources or time ", explained Kojima.

" In the game, it is not a question of elements nti cut from the original, but which have been specially produced to be added to this one, included in this edition. So this is a Director's Plus? Well, as far as I'm concerned, I don't like to call it Director's Cut ".

So Hideo Kojima did not like the title Death Stranding: Director's Cut, as it is a new version that has nothing to do with the original vision of Death Stranding or which in any case does not propose the idea director's initial, but rather something different and expanded.

It's not the first time that Kojima has something to say about Death Stranding: Director's Cut, in fact, considering he had also made a joke about the presentation trailer shown during Sony's State of Play, ironically asking to be able to do the next. In the meantime, we refer you to the preview of Death Stranding: Director's Cut for information on this new version of the game.

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Hideo Kojima Doesn't Like to Call Death Stranding Director's Cut a Director's Cut

In case you somehow missed it, PlayStation announced during its most recent State of Play presentation last week that the upcoming PlayStation 5 version of Death Stranding, Death Stranding Director's Cut, would officially release on September 24th. The PS5 version is a remastering of the original title by Kojima Productions, but it also adds a bunch of new changes to the video game like new fights and gameplay features. Given that it adds a bunch of content to an already whole video game, creator Hideo Kojima has actually said that he doesn't even like to call it 'Director's Cut.'

As he explained on Twitter late last night, 'director's cut' when applied to movies implies that the original was somehow compromised because the director did not have the right to edit it or it needed to be otherwise shortened. A 'director's cut' is therefore often an expanded or recut version of the original with the director's original vision intact. According to Kojima, who is notoriously a movie buff, this terminology doesn't really apply to Death Stranding Director's Cut despite the name. The new version isn't restoring cut content or somehow returning it to the director's vision; it is only adding odds and ends that were additionally produced specifically for the title.

You can check out what he had to say for yourself below:

As noted above, Death Stranding Director's Cut is set to release for the PlayStation 5 on September 24th. The PS5 version will add a number of new features, including new gear, fights, and other gameplay features. You can check out all of our previous coverage of the latest and greatest video game from Kojima Productions right here.

What do you think about what we have seen of Death Stranding Director's Cut so far? Do you find yourself in agreement with Kojima about the name? Let us know in the comments, or feel free to reach out and hit me up directly over on Twitter at @rollinbishop to talk about all things gaming!