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'Death Stranding,' once a PlayStation 4 exclusive game, arrives on PC with bigger and better visuals

August 1, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

"Death Stranding," is a blockbuster video game that was a PlayStation 4 exclusive until just recently. Sony and Kojima Productions have allowed the game to come to PCs in July.

New York (CNN Business)"Death Stranding," is a blockbuster video game that was a PlayStation 4 exclusive until just recently.

The bizarre game, a cult favorite, involves a delivery worker named Sam Porter Bridges, played by "The Walking Dead" actor Norman Reedus, traversing post-apocalyptic America, tasked with making a series of deliveries where he reconnects survivors to a virtual network similar to the Internet so they can communicate with each other.

The game costs $59. 99 from the PC games store, Steam.

"Porting" a console game over to PC can be a challenge.

It involves optimizing the games' files to run smoothly on PC and reconfiguring the controls.

CNN Business was able to try "Death Stranding" on PlayStation 4 and PC.

The PC version has better technology, depending on how good your gaming PC is.

Instead of being locked at the PS4's 30 to 60 frames per second, the PC version can go beyond that, making the game run more smoothly.

Kojima Productions' greatest challenge in bringing "Death Stranding" to the PC was using relatively new software.

When a game comes to PC, it opens up a whole new market of gamers that could be interested in playing.

The first few "Persona" games were exclusive to older PlayStation consoles, making them less accessible to modern gamers.

When adapting a game to PC, the controls have to be reconfigured so that the player can comfortably use a mouse and keyboard instead of a controller -- although it's still possible to use a controller by connecting it to the computer.

He had a strong say and passion to make sure that if you were to play "Death Stranding" on the PC, the controls on the keyboard and mouse must be this way!" said Sakamoto.

Sakamoto said that in the future, it will be easier to bring games to both console and PC.

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