Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut is finally confirmed and will release on PS4 and PS5 on August 20, 2021.
Hint about the director’s cut version for Sucker Punch’s highly-acclaimed action title came following a published ESRB rating for the game. Now, PlayStation officially validates on that notion with a blog detailing what to expect with the newest version’s imminent release. This also coincides a short announcement trailer, which showcases upcoming contents in moving picture.
One of the interesting parts of the proclamation is the game’s expanded world in the form of the Iki island. Historically, this is the neighboring island to Tsushima, which gives the game another slice of genuine history.
More than just a new place to explore, the blog also claims additions of massive contents. Particularly, new equipment to collect, horse to ride, mini-games to complete, techniques to master, new types of enemies, etc. Consequently, the new map will also feature fresh trophies for completionists to unlock.
With the game releasing also on the PS5, certain expectations are also set into place. Primarily, a better overall performance from the original PS4 versions. This meant massive load time improvements while maintaining a stable framerate and native support for 4K display resolution. There’s also a unique experience coming from the DualSense controller itself, which includes engaging haptic feedback and adaptive triggers.
But those are not just the new cool stuff to anticipate on current-gen console. Another cool thing is the ability to lip-sync when the game runs on Japanese voiceovers. This comes in contrast with the PS4 launch, which will come absent of such feature.
The aforementioned all points to the upcoming new version’s single-player campaign. But it is also worth noting that the game has its own multiplayer aspect, the Legends mode. Which, too, gets an update within the Director’s Cut edition. What those changes are remains obscure at the moment, although the developer promises to reveal them soon.
Those migrating from the PS4 to the PS5 versions of the game need not worry about starting from scratch. As part of the upgrade process, players will be able to continue where they left off from the PS4. However, those starting a new game can expect to encounter the game’s extended content beginning Act 2. Specifically, after returning from the Toyotama region.
Update to the Original
Original Ghost of Tsushima owners are not completely left out with updates, however. Sucker Punch is rolling out an update that will give existing players an alternate control scheme and lock-on capability during combat.
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