Death Stranding: Director's Cut is coming to PC this Spring with Intel XeSS and 12th Gen Optimisations
Death Stranding's Director's Cut is finally coming to PC
Published: 4th January 2022 | Source: 505 Games |
Intel has partnered with 505 Games and Kojima Productions to deliver XeSS and 12th Gen optimisations to Death Stranding: Director's Cut
505 Games and Kojima Productions have today confirmed that Death Stranding: Director's Cut is coming to PC, both through Steam and the Epic Games Store. The game is due to launch in Spring 2022, with neither company confirming the game's release date.
Intel has confirmed that they have been working with Kojima Productions to optimise Death Stranding's Director's Cut for PC, adding new Intel 12th Generation optimisations to the game alongside support for the company's XeSS AI Super Sampling technology. XeSS (Xe Super Sampling) will deliver AI upsampling to a wide range of supported hardware, offering results that are likely to be similar to Nvidia's DLSS technology, but using techniques that will work with modern GPUs from AMD, Nvidia, and (of course) Intel. XeSS is an Intel feature, and will use optimised libraries with Intel's upcoming ARC series GPUs, providing Intel systems with the best results.
Like Death Stranding's original PC version, the game will support unlocked frame rates on PC, and ultra-wide monitors. Additionally, the game's Director's Cut edition will add deeper combat to Death Stranding, new missions, new items, a racetrack, new customisation options, and features like replayable boss battles.
Death Stranding: Director's Cut has no firm release date on PC, which makes sense given the unknown release timeframe of Intel's ARC series graphics cards. Revealing Death Stranding: Director's Cut's release date would reveal the launch timeframe of Intel's ARC series GPUs. After all, it would make little sense to release an XeSS compatible game without first releasing Intel's XeSS compatible ARC series GPUs.
At this time, 505 Games and Kojima Productions have not revealed the pricing of Death Stranding: Director's Cut, or revealed any upgrade plans owners of the original PC version of Death Stranding.
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