If the past couple of years have taught us anything, it’s that connections matter, a theme heavily expressed within DEATH STRANDING. Forging bonds with one another in such isolating times has been hard, but this community has done a stellar job at staying connected to one another and with us in such a positive way. Thank you so much for that.
Looking back, a lot has happened in 2 years. Let’s take a moment to reflect.
PHOTO MODE CELEBRATIONS
Since our initial launch back in July 2020, our Porters have been incredibly creative, taking full advantage of the photo mode tools and features available. We’ve seen thousands of your shots over the past couple of years and we hope you continue to send them our way. We absolutely love seeing your virtual photography! Take a look at just a small handful of our favourite submissions from over the years here:
Want to get involved? Tweet us using #DSPhotoModePC or head to our fan art submission form and submit your snaps for a chance to be featured on our website:
PORTERS, YOU’VE BEEN BUSY!
Back in March 2022, we brought DEATH STRANDING DIRECTOR’S CUT to PC and it has been wonderful to see so many of you jump back in the game or jump in for the very first time. Since launch, our Porters have been on an incredible adventure. Check out some of these stats from DEATH STRANDING DIRECTOR’S CUT:
A TIMELINE OF EVENTS
We’ve had another year of amazing fun with our community and we want to take a moment to look back on the things we’ve done. From photo mode events, to Q&A sessions, we’ve had a great year of community activity with our players. Check out our updated interactive timeline here and catch up with anything you might have missed:
THANK YOU, PORTERS
We’re going to get sentimental now and take a moment to step back and reflect on what’s been an amazing 2 years in the land of community. Ever since we announced that DEATH STRANDING would be making its way to PC, our fans have shown us so much love and support, across both the 505 Games and KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS social channels. It’s hard to put into words the impact you’ve had on our team.
From a personal standpoint, these last 2 years have been incredible. Little did I know that I was going to be given the privilege to manage one of the most wonderful communities I’ve ever had the opportunity to lead. Looking back to October 2019, I’ll never forget the day we were preparing to go live with our social media announcement comms. My hands were literally shaking with nerves, as I was asking my manager to double / triple check our comms before going live. Never had I ever dealt with an announcement like this before and it was super daunting. Those moments don’t come around very often and as your community manager, I treasure every single day that I get to engage with you all. Every single photo mode shot, fan art submission and message of support is appreciated, more than you know.
Of course, none of what we’ve been able to do with our community over the last 2 years could have been achieved without our wonderful teammate, Aki Saito, (Head of Comms at KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS) who I have so much to thank for!
Antonela Pounder (Director of Global Community at 505 Games)
Everyday, I am always excited to check the community posting #DeathStranding related photo mode pictures, fan art, (and even some random things!) on social media (Yes, I’m the guy on the official KJP Twitter channel). I am really thankful to see everyone enjoying and connecting via #DeathStranding. Thank you so, so much. It really means a lot to me and all of us at KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS!
Aki Saito (Head of Comms at KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS)
KEEP ON KEEPING ON
We’re going to wrap things up today by saying thank you once again to our amazing Porters. Every day, you brighten up our social timelines and you are appreciated more than you realise. Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts for your support. While DEATH STRANDING DIRECTOR’S CUT has now launched, we still intend on having some fun with our players. Stay tuned to our social channels for upcoming community activities – we have lots planned!