12 Jul 2021 3:08 PM +00:00

Director of Death Stranding doesn't agree with Death Stranding Director's Cut

Death Stranding Director's Cut isn't so far away, but if you're wondering why it's called "Director's Cut"... It turns out, Kojima might be too! The legendary developer, who serves as Director for Death Stranding, has commented on the naming of the next-gen upgrade. Here's what he had to say...

Why Doesn't Kojima Fancy The Title?

When you think about it and look at what Kojima has had to say, it's quite obvious why he doesn't really like "Director's Cut" as a title and it makes sense. Maybe Death Stranding's PS5 re-release shouldn't be called a Director's Cut at all.

Hideo Kojima has said the following on Twitter, regarding this:

" A director's cut in a movie is an additional edit to a shortened version that was either released reluctantly because the director did not have the right to edit it, or because the running time had to be shortened.
" In the game, it is not what was cut, but what was additionally produced that was included. Delector's Plus? So, in my opinion, I don't like to call "director's cut"."

This seems to maintain that Hideo Kojima released Death Stranding in exactly the way he meant for it to be released originally, which is nice, but it does raise an interesting question as to why he didn't intervene and get the title changed.

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After the announcement that Ghost of Tsushima is getting a Director's Cut, too... You have to imagine that this is more a decision from Sony than one made by the developers.

Death Stranding Director's Cut is due to release on September 24th, 2021, as a PS5 exclusive. There's going to be new weapons, equipment and vehicles alongside several new game modes and areas to explore. This is going to be the definitive way to play Death Stranding.

You can check out the trailer below:

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