We are all still reeling from the masterpiece/piece of rubbish that was Hideo Kojima’s latest game, Death Stranding, but a game cannot be that bad if one of gaming leading lights gives it some praise, as was the case with Smash Bros. Ultimate‘s Masahiro Sakurai. Now, a month after release, a new update is set to hit for the game, making some welcome changes that will likely improve your time with Sam Porter Bridges.
With community feedback on Death Stranding strong and vocal, much of the improvements are to address their concerns. One being the visibility of the useful Odradek device, which helps detect BTs and is an all-around useful tool, if you can see it. The tendency to stack as much cargo as possible often led to the Odradek being obstructed, the new update will render the offending cargo transparent so you can still be alert while carrying tons of cargo.
A new update on the mid-December patch for DEATH STRANDING! Based on user feedback, the following features are now in testing: cargo transparency when Odradek visibility is obstructed and the ability to dispose of vehicles blocking the way (MULE vehicles cannot be disposed). pic.twitter.com/BrpdPfCyTJ
— HIDEO_KOJIMA (@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN) December 6, 2019
The minuscule text size in Death Stranding‘s many menus will also be getting a much-needed boost, so the option to increase text size on the UI will be added.
Last but not least, players will be given the option of disposing vehicles, whether they are stuck in a crevice or left by some other player just to troll. This does not extend to MULE vehicles of course, but hopefully the change will make your time in the post-apocalyptic wastelands of the USA a much better one.
In our review of Death Stranding, we see it as “truly a masterpiece. It is a welcomed game at the end of PlayStation 4’s lifecycle. Along with games like God of War, it proves that Sony exclusives are still aiming for originality and production value. Yes, the game’s pacing could have had a better start. But, this also serves as a total immersion in a truly unique gameplay mechanic that cements Death Stranding’s originality.”