Death Stranding: Director's Cut for Mac and iPhone delayed to early 2024

Hideo Kojima fans will have to wait a bit longer.

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If you were hoping to play Hideo Kojima's Death Stranding: Director's Cut on a Mac, iPhone or iPad before the year ends, I'm afraid you'll now have to wait a bit longer. 505 Games, the publisher behind this port, announced on X that it needs "a little more time," and that it will have "a new release date in early 2024." Specifically, the Mac App Store now lists January 31, 2024 as the expected date for this post-apocalypse package delivery simulator, which is available for pre-ordering for $40.

While the game itself is from 2019 (with the director's cut released in 2021), Apple appears to be keen on leveraging such heavyweight titles to show off its own processors — M1 or later — and 3D graphics capabilities. If you prefer mobile, though, you're limited to the iPhone 15 Pro line with their A17 Pro chip. Much like the PlayStation versions, this Apple flavor will also feature cross-over content from Cyberpunk 2077 and Half-Life.

Back in June, Kojima said his future games will also be available on the Apple platform, though it's not clear if that includes Death Stranding 2. More recently, the gaming legend announced that the title will be adapted into a movie, with help from studio A24. "There are a lot of 'game adaptation films' out there but what we are creating is not just a direct translation of the game," Kojima promised.

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