The game was supposed to be released on June 2, but now will appear no earlier than July 14.
The transfer was reported by the official Twitter studio.
Following the temporary closure of Kojima Productions, we are forced to postpone the launch of Death Stranding on the PC until July 14, 2020, in order to allocate more time for development in the conditions of remote work. Thank you for your patience and support!
Following the temporary closure of KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS, we have had to delay the PC launch of DEATH STRANDING to July 14, 2020, to allow more development time amidst the current work-from-home orders in place. Thank you all for your patience and continued support!#keeponkeepingon pic.twitter.com/euOmebcdQj
— KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS (Eng) (@KojiPro2015_EN) April 21, 2020
The temporary closure of the studio became known at the end of March – then one of the developers found Covid-19, and the company had to quickly switch to a remote mode of operation.
In addition, on April 8, an emergency mode was introduced in Japan – so far without fines, but with recommendations for self-isolation. On April 20, the country recorded a record number of virus victims per day – 25 people.
Meanwhile, Kojima himself maintains a prolonged silence in social networks. His account mainly retweets various promotions related to the game, and the last tweet with his participation appeared on April 4 – after serving BAFTA.
it’s such an honor to receive BAFTA Fellowship Award. Thank you very much. pic.twitter.com/U4sCdd7V4I
— HIDEO_KOJIMA (@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN) April 4, 2020