The Death Stranding Director’s Cut upgrade on PS5 was shown at yesterday’s State of Play, and now Sony has revealed a discounted price for PS4 owners of the game along with a release date.

Rather than just a re-release with slightly better visuals on next-gen hardware, Hideo Kojima’s DC version offers plenty of unique features. Not only does it come with a robotic buddy to carry all of your packages while hiking, but it also boasts a racing mode named Fragile Circuit.

There’s plenty of new and exciting content in the revamped package, and the good news for previous owners of the game is that it won’t cost too much.

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Is the Death Stranding Director’s Cut upgrade free?

The Death Stranding upgrade for PS5 isn’t free, but those who already own the game on PS4 will only need to pay $10/€10 (UK price TBA) to get the Director’s Cut.

For those who don’t already own the PS4 version, you will need to pay £44.99/$49.99 to get the DC Standard Edition. Either that or you can buy the Digital Deluxe Edition of the game for £49.99/$59.99 to get the same added features plus the following bonuses:

  • New in-game suit colours
  • New in-game power glove colours
  • New in-game BB Pod options
  • New in-game backpack patches
  • Digital mini artbook + OST app
  • Avatar set

When is the release date?

Sony’s release date for the Death Stranding Director’s Cut is September 24th, 2021.

Hideo Kojima’s original vision first came out in 2019, and it was mostly received well by both critics and fans. Some criticised it as a literal hiking simulator, but it was undoubtedly a unique experiment and premise with a wild story befitting of the famed Japanese game director.

What’s new in the Death Stranding Director’s Cut?

Some of the obvious additions to the expanded version of the game include additional side missions, extra weapons such as the Maser Gun, and vehicles. Players will also get the Half-Life and Cyberpunk 2077 DLC that was previously exclusive to PC.

The pre-order trailer also says that there will be new battles and upgraded melee, along with the following new ways to deliver packages:

  • Cargo Catapult
  • Support Skeleton
  • Buddy Bot
  • Jump Ramp

There is also a firing range mode to practice your shooting, as well as Fragile Circuit which is racing around tracks that resemble NASCAR. The PlayStation Blog says that there are also new online features such as leaderboards and Friend Play.