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Transferring Your Death Stranding Director’s Cut Save Is The Most ‘Hideo Kojima’ Thing Ever

Hideo Kojima has implemented the Death Stranding Director’s Cut save transfer in quite possibly the most Hideo Kojima way possible.

Last week, Death Stranding Director’s Cut was released for PlayStation 5. This new-gen version of the polarising game comes with improved visuals and gameplay, as well as new missions and more.

When upgrading from PS4 to PS5, it is expected that players will be able to transfer save data across generations. So that they can continue from where they left off or even start a new game+ with all the added upgrades.


Some file transfers are easier than others. At least on PlayStation, one of the easiest and hassle-free transfers is with Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut. As long as you have a PS4 save on your console, you’re pretty much good to go on the PS5 version.

Typical Kojima!

The process is perhaps not so straightforward in Death Stranding: Director’s Cut. Similar to Final Fantasy VII Remake, to transfer your save, you must first load up the PS4 version of the game.

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Credit: Kojima Productions

In Death Stranding, you first must load up the PS4 game. But now, you must load up your save and go into the game. Then you must visit a nearby terminal (preferably at a safe house) and then upload your save to the Chiral Network.


Even though this process could be a little simpler, it’s also quite cool. By uploading your save to the Chiral Network, it brings you back into your PS4 game before venturing into the PS5. This method stays true to Death Stranding and is in line with Hideo Kojima’s vision of its connected world.

Upgrade To Death Stranding Director’s Cut for just £5!

In related Death Stranding news, it was recently revealed that upgrading to Death Stranding from PS4 to PS5 costs just £5. Furthermore, you will also be getting the Digital Deluxe Edition. Nice!

Have you been enjoying Death Stranding: Director’s Cut? Let us know across our social media channels. In our review of Death Stranding: Director’s Cut, we said this is the: “perfect time to jump in.


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Featured Image Credit: Kojima Productions