I’m not sure if big boy Tim Sweeney doesn’t want to pay for timed exclusivity anymore or if something is up, but what is for certain is that 505 Games has announced that Death Stranding is coming to the Epic Games Store on the same day as its Steam release.
You could see this coming a mile away, but Death Stranding is unsurprisingly heading to the Epic Games Store, which means Kojima Productions’ latest title will surface on the storefront that has no shopping cart sometime in the summer of 2020.
As most people predicted, 505 Games had to wring out its love for the anti-consumer store by taking to Twitter to announce the aforementioned to gamers and fans alike.
Here’s the tweet in question:
Exciting news! @Kojima_Hideo’s Death Stranding is available to pre-order on PC now.
Coming Summer 2020, #DeathStranding will launch simultaneously on Steam & the Epic Games Store.
— 505 Games (@505_Games) November 8, 2019
In case you don’t know, the Epic Games Store only has Red Dead Redemption 2 as a timed exclusive on the digital client for a month, then it’s coming to Steam. As of now, it looks like big players in the games industry aren’t held hostage that long anymore, unlike Epic’s early days with Metro: Exodus and Control.
I’m hoping that this is the start of Timmy’s store dropping the egregious timed exclusivity deal, which only drove people away from the PC version on the Epic Games Store and kicked up a lot of noise.
Anyway, no PC specs are up as of this writing, which means that we’ll likely get a rough estimate early next year. In the meantime, the game shouldn’t have specs that will kill your PC to run it at minimum or recommended settings… unless it’s badly optimized.