The rumours first appeared on the forum Resetera, before being picked up by Reddit. Known industry insider Naftra posted some teases regarding Death Stranding and claimed that an extra special version could be coming soon.
While we must take all rumours with a pinch of salt, apparently Naftra has correctly predicted Sony related leaks in the past, in particular a Sony Showcase event in 2020.
Naftra posted on the forum: “if you’re interested in Death Stranding but haven’t played it yet, it might be worth it to wait a lil bit.”
This gossip obviously got fans quite excited and the natural assumption would be that Death Stranding might be getting DLC on PS4 or even a patch for PS5. However it seems that the game might be getting a new standalone release.
Users on the forum asked Naftra if they knew whether Death Stranding would be getting a free patch or a separate PS5 release and Naftra replied: “Even if there’s an upgrade patch I think it will be paid since there’s new story content in this version.”
Another user replied to Naftra asking if there’s any truth to the rumours that Death Stranding is getting an Extended Edition for PS4 and PS5, to which Naftra simply replied “yup”.
I know Death Stranding isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. For me personally, it’s one of my favourite video games in recent times. Sure it was a slow-burn experience but its story, setting and characters were truly powerful.
In my humble opinion, these rumours do not appear to be far-fetched and I believe it is likely that a Game of the Year-type edition might arrive, possibly with added content.
I’m sure if this Death Stranding Extended Edition does happen, current owners of the game would be able to buy any new content individually (or at least I hope). I also love the idea of the game getting a new-gen upgrade!
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