Xbox appears to be teasing Death Stranding for PC Game Pass

Sean Carey - August 17th 2022

What appears to be a cryptic tease from Xbox's official PC Game Pass Twitter account has led to speculation that Hideo Kojima's Death Stranding will join PC Game Pass soon. [Updated]

Update #3:

It's official! Death Stranding is coming to PC Game Pass. We've even picked up the Death Stranding achievements.

Update #2:
The PC Game Pass Twitter account has changed its profile picture yet again, and now we're almost certain Death Stranding is coming to the service. This new image appears to be taken from one of the boss fights in Death Stranding.

As spotted by IdleSloth, The PC Game Pass Twitter account has changed its profile picture again further fueling speculation that Death Stranding is coming to PC Game Pass. This new image is of the same location, but it now features rain. Rain in Death Stranding is known as Timefall which rapidly accelerates the age of anything it comes into direct contact with. In the profile picture, it looks like the long green grass in the foreground has died and changed to a dark brown colour.

Original Story:
A simple profile picture change has caused many to believe that Death Stranding is on its way to PC Game Pass. Recently, the PC Game Pass Twitter account swapped out its profile picture to an image of a foggy, rugged landscape, saying, "Sometimes we just like a good landscape picture #NewProfilePic."

Death Stranding might be coming to PC Game Pass

The new profile picture above does look strikingly similar to the rocky terrain found in Death Stranding, and one Twitter user claims to have even found the same location from the new image in Death Stranding itself.

Death Stranding first launched as a PlayStation exclusive back in 2019 before it, and the expanded Director's Cut version, came to PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store. It's been pointed out that while Sony Interactive Entertainment did publish the PlayStation version, the PC version was published by 505 Games.

If this rumour is true, this wouldn't be the first Sony-funded game to appear on the service — MLB The Show 22, which was developed by PlayStation's San Diego Studio, is currently in the Game Pass library. MLB The Show 21 was also released into the service last year.

During the recent Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase, Hideo Kojima announced he had partnered with Xbox Game Studios to develop a new game that will utilise Microsoft's cloud technology.

What do you make of this rumour? Do you think Death Stranding is coming to PC Game Pass? Get speculating down in the comments!

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