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Death Stranding to Leave Xbox Game Pass for PC on August 15

Xbox Game Pass regularly updates its library with new games, but it also removes titles every fifteen days. One notable game that will be leaving the service on August 15 is Death Stranding. Originally a PlayStation console exclusive, this game became available on Microsoft's subscription service for PC in July 2020. Death Stranding tells the story of a man trying to reconnect a post-apocalyptic world while facing supernatural threats.
The game follows Sam Porter Bridges, who works to restore America by creating a Chiral Network and saving his sister. It features unique gameplay elements, such as the protagonist's connection to a baby in a pod that helps him avoid deadly creatures called BTs. The game boasts an impressive cast, including Norman Reedus, Lea Seydoux, and Margaret Qualley.
Death Stranding offers a narrative with themes of connection, which resonate strongly in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. While the game's melodramatic dialogue and slow pacing may not be for everyone, its gameplay stands out. Players take on the role of a delivery person, navigating an open world and maintaining balance while managing packages. The multiplayer aspect allows players to collaborate and build structures that aid in traversal.
Although Death Stranding is leaving Xbox Game Pass, fans can look forward to a sequel in development for PS5 and the release of Death Stranding: Director's Cut on Mac. Additionally, one of Hideo Kojima's upcoming games will be published by Xbox Game Studios. For Xbox fans unfamiliar with Kojima's work, Death Stranding presents an opportunity to experience his unique style. Players with a strong PC and Game Pass subscription should not miss the chance to play the critically acclaimed game before it leaves the service, possibly indefinitely.
Death Stranding will depart from Xbox Game Pass for PC on August 15.