Apple has been changing the mobile gaming field since the iPhone 15 series launch. For the first time in the category, we saw full-fledged ports of AAA games coming for mobile devices. CAPCOM launched Resident Evil Village for the iPhone, and now, Hideo Kojima is bringing its Death Stranding Director’s Cut for the iPhone, iPad, and Mac. The game was one of the titles announced for the iPhone 15 series in September 2023 and was supposed to arrive by the end of the year. After a small delay, the Kojima Studios confirmed the game’s launch for iPhones, Macs, and iPads in the next week, January 30.
Death Stranding will reach Apple Devices on January 30
According to new information, Death Stranding Director’s Cut will reach the iPhone, iPad, and Mac on January 30. The port comes from 505 Games which confirmed the launch date. The game is available for pre-order at $24 which is an early-bird offer for the game. Once it launches, buyers will need to pay about $39,99 for the post-apocalyptical game that features Norman Reedus and many other popular faces like Mads Mikkelsen and Guillermo Del Toro.
Hardware and Software Requirements
One interesting detail about this release is that it’s a universal purchase. In other words, if you buy it on the iPhone, you will be able to play it on any other supported Apple device, like a MacBook, for example. It is worth noting that the game can be played on devices with the Apple A17 Pro chipset or higher. It means that only the iPhone 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max will be able to run the game on the mobile field. As for the iPad and Mac, the game will require at least an Apple M1 chipset.
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The software requirement is iOS 17 or higher for iPhone and iPad. Mac devices need to be running macOS 12 or later to support the game. App Store lists the download side of 69.8 GB. It’s a heavy game for mobile standards, however, it’s not a surprise. This is a AAA game brought to the mobile segment. The game has stunning graphics for both the characters and environments.
More AAA Games Coming for Apple Devices
Death Stranding is the latest AAA title to land on Apple devices. and further strengthens the company’s strategy to bring AAA games to its devices. The company surprised Apple fans with the announcement of AAA games, which in Apple’s vision, represents the next step for mobile gaming. The next AAA game coming to iPhone will be “Assassin’s Creed Mirage”. However, there is still no official word from Ubisoft on when the launch will happen. AC Mirage reached consoles and PCs in October last year. So we’re not really surprised to see a mobile port taking a little longer.
This certainly is just the start of the road for the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max. We expect more Triple-A games to be announced for these devices shortly. Interestingly, this will be a field that Apple will rule alone as there is still no response from Android OEMs.
Death Stranding – Plot and Interesting Details About the Game
Death Stranding received generally positive reviews. The critics praised its voice acting, soundtrack, and visuals. There were mixed opinions regarding its gameplay and story. The game was nominated for and won several awards, including for Game of the Year. By July 2021, the game had sold 5 million copies worldwide.
Death Stranding is set in a post-apocalyptical version of the United States. The game follows a cataclysmic event that caused destructive creatures to begin roaming the Earth. Players control Sam Porter Bridges (Norman Reedus), a courier tasked with delivering supplies to isolated colonies and reconnecting them via a wireless communications network.