Death Stranding is no longer listed as a PlayStation 4 exclusive

(Image credit: Kojima Productions)

We don't talk about Death Stranding very much here at PC Gamer because, as far as we know, it's going to launch as a PlayStation 4 exclusive. We hold out hope that it will come our way eventually—never forget that a 2015 Q&A released when Kojima Productions opened its doors said that the then-unnamed project would come to PC after a stretch on PS—but for now, well, it seems like a distant dream.

It may be slightly less distant than it was a few days ago, however. As noticed by vestan over on the Resetera forums, Death Stranding is no longer listed as a PS4 exclusive—and yes, it used to be: The Wayback Machine indicates that as recently as May 26, it was in the list of PS4 exclusives.

That listing is from PlayStation's Australian site, but it's also gone from the UK, Portugal, France, and Germany—it's been removed across the board, as far as I can tell. 

Beyond that Q&A from long ago, there are wispy threads of optimistic finger-crossing suggesting that Death Stranding will come to PC sooner rather than later, which we dove into a few months ago. On the whole, it relies pretty heavily on wishful thinking, at least as far as an imminent PC announcement goes, but on the other hand:

Hey, in this crazy, mixed-up world we live in, you never know what's going to happen next. We'll have a couple of our Best Men at Gamescom, and we'll let you know if anything interesting happens.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.