This release date has now been confirmed via the same PlayStation Twitch stream, which culminated in a new trailer for the game. While the game is still mysterious as anything, it did confirm we’d be seeing Death Stranding on November 8th, 2019, with pre-orders available now.
While Death Stranding is coming sooner than anticipated, the same cannot be said for The Last of Us II. Kotaku news editor Jason Schreier has revealed via Twitter that the title has been hit with delays and is now unlikely to make its planned fall release this year. Instead, Schreier proposes an early 2020 launch date.
Looks like Death Stranding is about to get announced for a November release. The Last of Us 2 was also planned for fall 2019 but I actually just heard it got bumped to early 2020, possibly February? Either way, wild final year for PS4 https://t.co/wh6kimA73b
Officially titled The Last of Us Part II, the game has been in development since 2014 with Naughty Dog announcing the project in 2016. It will take place several years after the events of the first instalment, putting players in control of a now older Ellie. The reason for the delay is unclear but Sony will likely make some sort of an announcement during E3 in June.
Death Stranding is the work of Kojima Productions and will mark the first game developed by Hideo Kojima since he left Konami in 2016. Revealed the same year as The Last of Us Part II, it will be exclusive to the PlayStation 4 whenever it does hit store shelves.