Death Stranding Director’s Cut Isn’t A Director’s Cut, Says Kojima

Death Stranding Director's Cut

Hideo Kojima has proven to be one of the perennial favorite auteurs in the video game industry. After years of dedication to his popular Metal Gear franchise under Konami, Kojima left several years ago to form his own studio, Kojima Productions. With a comfortable agreement with Sony, Kojima is able to make games as he sees fit for the PlayStation platform with little oversight. As such, Kojima has lately been creating a Death Stranding Director’s Cut for the next-gen release of the game. However, it seems that Kojima himself was not behind the decision to title the game as a “Director’s Cut.”

Kojima recently shared his thought’s on the Death Stranding Director’s Cut title and the concept of a “director’s cut” as a whole on his official English Twitter account. In the first of two tweets, Kojima stated what he believes to be the common understanding of the practice, particularly in the world of cinema. To him, a director’s cut is “an additional edit to a shortened version that was either released reluctantly because the director did not have the right to edit it, or because the running time had to be shortened.”

Following that up, Kojima claimed that the new inclusions in the Death Stranding Director’s Cut were not cut from the original version of the game, but rather were new additions created for this next-gen iteration of the game. As such, Kojima suggested this should really be seen as something of a “Plus” version of the game. Likely, it would seem that other powers at play here like Sony were behind the decision to label the upcoming release as a “Director’s Cut.” This would help play off of Kojima’s auteur status and give the new version a bit of prestige. Regardless of the label, the new version of the game will hopefully entice new audiences and warrant even more praise for Kojima. That’s worth more than a dozen Likes.

What do you guys think about these comments from Kojima about the Death Stranding Director’s Cut title? Let us know in the comments below! Be sure to stay tuned for the latest Hideo Kojima news, such as the Death Stranding Director’s Cut is the first PS5 game to have Ultrawide support, here on Don’t Feed the Gamers! Follow us on Twitter to see our updates the minute they go live!

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A royally radical and totally tubular 90s kid, Cory has a passion for all things nerdy, particularly gaming and nostalgia. While an accountant by day, he strives to be as creative and humorous as possible in his free time, be it here writing on Don't Feed the Gamers, or making dumb satirical posts on his Twitter, Youtube, Facebook and Instagram accounts.


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