Following the recent rumours, the Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut has finally been announced and we’ll be letting you know what’s new.
Firstly, Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut will be coming to both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. As a bonus, you will be able to transfer your progress from PS4 to PS5. The new content will be available to players once they have reached Act 2 in the campaign.
So, what is new in this Director’s Cut?
The main addition to the Director’s Cut is a brand-new expansion that will tell an all-new story. While Ghost of Tsushima is not based upon a real story, the island of Tsushima is a real place. So, sticking to continuity, the new expansion will take place on Iki Island, a real neighbouring island of Tsushima.
According to a post on the PlayStation Blog, in the Iki Island expansion: “Jin’s journey is coming and will take place on Iki. In this new story, Jin travels to the island to investigate rumours of a Mongol presence. But soon, he finds himself caught up in events with deeply personal stakes that will force him to relive some traumatic moments from his past.”
There’s more news to come!
The developers at Sucker Punch Productions have promised further details on the expansion soon. However, we know that the new story will come with new characters, locations, features, enemies, armour, weapons, mini-games, and more. Oh, and we will even get new animals to pet!
While we can expect the visuals and performance to remain pretty much the same on PS4, the PS5 version will come with the enhancements that one would expect from a next-gen console.
Next-gen bells & whistles
Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut on PS5 will target a smooth framerate of 60FPS and 4K visuals. There will be various Fidelity and Performance modes to choose from.
I must say that the base PS4 version of Ghost of Tsushima on PS5 already looks great, and the framerate mostly performs to 60FPS. So, it will be interesting to see how the native PS5 version performs with its visual enhancements in comparison.
PlayStation 5 players can also look forward to immersive 3D audio, the DualSense controller taking advantage of the haptic feedback and adaptive triggers, and “drastically improved load times” on the next-gen console.
Another improvement to the PS5 version will be the lip-sync for the Japanese voice-over “thanks to the PS5’s ability to render cinematics in real-time, cutscenes”.
But wait, there is more!
Alongside the release of Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut will be a free content update for both PS4 and PS5. At this time, we do not know too much about the update, but it will finally add the ability to lock-on to an enemy during combat.
Additionally, a ‘fan requested’ option will also be included. “And for the person who tweets at us all the time asking for an option to hide your quiver during gameplay: yes, we’ll be adding that, too!” said Sucker Punch in the blog post.
There will also be new content coming to the Ghost of Tsushima: Legends’ multiplayer mode, and there will be new Trophies to earn with the Director’s Cut. Players will also be able to upgrade the PS4 version of Ghost of Tsushima to the PS5 version. The upgrade details can be found here.
Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut will be released for PS4 and PS5 on August 20th, 2021. Are you looking forward to the Director’s Cut? Let us know across our social media channels.
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