Ghost of Tsushima was released on July 17, 2020 to then sell very well on PlayStation 4. After weeks of rumors, and speculation, Sucker Punch and Sony announced their new Director’s Cut of Ghost of Tsushima! The new update is not only coming to PlayStation 4, it’s also getting a PlayStation 5 version of the game – with PS5-specific features and improvements over the original Ghost of Tsushima. If you have the PlayStation 4 version, and you want to play the game instantly on PS5, you can, and it is possible because of the Backwards Compatibility (BC) features baked into PlayStation 5. However, to take advantage of the PlayStation 5 specs and features, you’ll need to patch it and pay forward the upgrade cost. I’ll quote Sony here…
If you already own Ghost of Tsushima on PS4:
- You can pre-order an upgrade to Director’s Cut on PS4 for $19.99 USD. This upgrade will become available starting on August 20.
Starting on August 20:
- If you bought Director’s Cut PS4, you’ll be able to upgrade to Director’s Cut PS5 at any time for $9.99 USD
- You can also upgrade directly (from original Ghost of Tsushima PS4) to Director’s Cut on PS5 for $29.99 USD
Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut also comes with their new expansion, called “Iki Island.” Here’s Sony’s summary of the new island…
“If you’re a history buff, you may know that in addition to Tsushima, the neighboring island of Iki was also invaded during this time period. Today we’re excited to reveal that a whole new chapter in Jin’s journey is coming and will take place on Iki. In this new story, Jin travels to the island to investigate rumors 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.
We’ll have more to share about the story of Iki soon, but today we can confirm that beyond a whole new story and new characters, this new island also features tons of new content including brand new environments to explore, new armor for Jin as well as his horse, new mini-games, new techniques, new enemy types, and much more. There are even new animals to pet!
On both platforms, Director’s Cut will also offer new Trophies to unlock for the new Iki content.”
If you’d like to see the game in action, here ya go….
Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut arrives for PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5 on August 20, 2021. Stay Tuned for more information.