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Recently, Sony and Kojima Productions announced Death Stranding Director's Cut for the PlayStation 5. This was already rather confusing since the game is the brainchild of Hideo Kojima, so how could this new release be a Director's Cut of any sort? Well, it gets even more confusing after Kojima expressed his annoyance with adding Director's Cut to something that isn't actually cut.

That seems to make sense seeing as how Death Stranding Director's Cut is actually adding in content. In fact, they're adding in a lot of content.

Hideo Kojima took to Twitter today to try to explain what he means. If you weren't confused before, you might be more confused now. Maybe you'll be less confused. The point is: You'll still be at confused to some degree. It just wouldn't be a Kojima game if you weren't.

"A director's cut in a movie 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.

"In the game, it is not what was cut, but what was additionally produced that was included. Delector's [sic] Plus? So, in my opinion, I don't like to call 'director's cut'."
So Kojima feels like calling it a "cut" is doing this upcoming release a disservice. Nothing was "cut" from the game. In fact, this release just includes things that were "additionally produced" for the game. I suppose that makes sense.

So, why is it still called Death Stranding Director's Cut? Well, maybe that choice wasn't up to him or Kojima Productions. Maybe that was on Sony. After all, the only place we know of where this is getting released is through Sony's PlayStation 5. We don't even know if this added content will ever make its way to the PC release of the game. It could very well be that Sony paid for this exclusive content and also had control over its naming convention.

Death Stranding Director's Cut will be out on September 24 for the PS5.