Death Stranding Director’s Cut appears penciled in for release on PC, according to an alleged Intel CES 2022 press release obtained by VideoCardz. The unverified release for Intel’s Arc graphics specifically name-drops the expanded and remastered Death Stranding as one of the first titles to feature XeSS support, Intel’s AI-driven up-scaling technology comparable to NVIDIA’s DLSS.
According to the press release, which is reportedly set to do the rounds at the high-profile CES 2022 tech expo which starts tomorrow, the Director’s Cut features ‘exclusive integration’ of XeSS and core optimizations for Intel’s 12th-gen Core processors.
Death Stranding Director’s Cut launched exclusively for PlayStation 5 in September 2021, featuring expanded story content, upgraded combat mechanics, new weapons, improved performance, widescreen support, and more. Developer Kojima Productions has yet to announce the Director’s Cut for PC in any official capacity.
Death Stranding Director’s Cut Heading to PC?
The release also contains what is reportedly a quote from Neil Rally, president of 505 Games, the publisher responsible for bringing the vanilla version of the game to PC in July 2020. It reads as follows:
We’re delighted to announce our partnership with Intel for the Death Stranding Director’s Cut edition on PC. Death Stranding has been a hugely popular game with PC players and we’re excited to see how Intel’s new XeSS technology will enhance player experience for Director’s Cut.”
While Death Stranding is the only game named in the press release, the document lists several partner studios and publishers committed to supporting Intel’s new graphics technologies. These include the likes of Codemasters, PUBG Studios, IO Interactive, Techland, and Ubisoft, among others.
Although VideoCardz is one of the more reliable sources of leaks, notably for gaming hardware, we recommend a bit of caution until Intel, 505 Games, or Kojima Productions confirm the game for PC.
Death Stranding is out now for Windows, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5.