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The trailer, which can be seen embedded above, was edited by Kojima himself and captured entirely using the PlayStation 5 version of the game running in the new ‘wide’ mode.
“Here’s the final trailer for Death Stranding Director’s Cut”, Kojima tweeted this morning. “It was recorded and self-edited from a PS5 output in wide mode. Please watch it in a sound environment! Enjoy it!”
You can watch the trailer via the video embed below:
There had previously been some confusion over the new ‘wide’ mode in Death Stranding Director’s Cut. A PlayStation Blog article and Kojima Productions Q&A video had previously claimed that the game had “ultra-wide and HDR support”, suggesting the game supported ultra-wide monitors.
This led to confusion among players, because no game console has ever natively supported the 2560×1080 or 3440×1440 resolutions used by ultra-wide monitors.
Kojima later confirmed that the wide mode is instead a new widescreen viewpoint with cinematic black bars at the top and bottom of the screen.
Instead of cutting off the top and bottom of the screen, however, wide mode instead shrinks the picture then expands the sides, allowing players to see more of the environment at once.
Death Stranding Director’s Cut, will be released on September 24. The PS5 remaster boasts enhanced visuals and several new features not available in the PS4 original.
These include new combat mechanics designed to make battling enemies more enjoyable. Melee attacks have been upgraded, a new Maser gun can be acquired, and players can also find mounted machine guns.
The original Death Stranding was released for PS4 in November 2019 and for PC in July 2020. Kojima Productions’ debut title has sold through five million copies globally, its developer claimed in July.