Microsoft’s official PC Game Pass Twitter account has been teasing the arrival of Death Stranding all week, and now it’s official: Death Stranding arrives on PC Game Pass on August 23. Death Stranding, spearheaded by Hideo Kojima, the developer best known for his work on the Metal Gear series, originally launched as a PlayStation 4 exclusive in 2019 before the PC was released two years ago.
The arrival of Death Stranding on PC Game Pass is a boost to the service, but it doesn’t mean the game is getting any closer to an Xbox release. Sony released Death Stranding on PlayStation in 2019, but 505 Games is releasing the PC port. Sony is still deciding where Death Stranding will land on console, so it’s unlikely we’ll see it appear on the Xbox version of Game Pass.
As Kojima’s first game since Kojima Productions split from Konami in 2015, Death Stranding is an open world action game set in the US after a catastrophe. You play as a courier who delivers supplies to cities and creates road fights that have appeared on Earth.
It’s no surprise to see Death Stranding appear on PC Game Pass. Microsoft’s official Twitter account for the subscription service has changed its profile picture multiple times this week with images of scenes from the game. Kojima Productions is also collaborating with Microsoft on what Kojima previously called the “game I’ve always wanted to make.” The new IP address will use Microsoft’s cloud technology, and Kojima said it’s a “never-before-seen concept.” The new game doesn’t have a working title or release date, and it’s not exactly clear when we’ll see Kojima’s Xbox Game Studios game.