No one's feeling stranded today.
It's no secret that PC exclusivity has become one of those issues that makes some people extremely angry. Just announcing that your wholesome indie game is becoming an Epic Games Store exclusive (which gives the developers a much-appreciated monetary windfall) can trigger a tidal wave of vitriol. So how angry do you think people would get over a video game auteur's first independent game being an exclusive release. We may never know, as Death Stranding is getting a PC version for both Steam and the Epic Games Store.
Just last week, it was confirmed that Death Stranding will be making the leap to PC with the help of 505 Games. The announcement brought up some obvious questions for fans. Most notably about which major storefronts would be getting to sell the game. As it turns out, the answer is both. If you go on Steam or the Epic Games Store, you'll find links to the game as well as the option to pre-purchase it. On Steam, there's also an announcement made around noon Eastern Time. The first half of the post mentions the news about the port, a summary of the game's story, and a primer on some of the big names in the game. As for what's new, the post has announced that Death Stranding is now available for pre-purchase for $59.99/£54.99/59.99 Euros. This price applies to both Steam and the Epic Games Store.
We don't have a solid date for the PC release of Death Stranding, beyond a general Summer 2020 release window.
What do you think of Death Stranding coming to both Steam and the Epic Game Store on the same date? Which storefront are you likely to buy the game on, or do you think the dispute over storefronts is overblown? Let us know in the comments below!