Ghost Of Tsushima Is Getting An Expansion, A Free Update But No Free Next-Gen Upgrade

Sucker Punch’s excellent open-world romp Ghost Of Tsushima is getting more content as PlayStation announced a slew of new content and a native PS5 version coming this August.

Ghost Of Tsushima Director’s Cut is a new version of the game which includes the Iki Island expansion.

In the expansion, protagonist Jin will travel to Iki Island, which is rumoured to also face the same Mongol invasion as in Tsushima (which, historically speaking, is not just rumours). The expansion will add a whole new island, new armour for Jin and whatever your trusty steed is called, new mini-games, new techniques new enemy types and also… new animals to pet.

Ghost Of Tsushima Director’s Cut will also have PS5-exclusive features. The usual DualSense support (haptic feedback, adaptive triggers) and a 4K resolution 60fps target framerate visuals are available.

But also, apparently, proper lip sync for the Japanese voiceovers is PS5-exclusive. “Thanks to the PS5’s ability to render cinematics in real time, cutscenes in Ghost of Tsushima and on Iki Island on PS5 will now offer lip sync for Japanese voice over,” the post on PlayStation Blog explains.

However, the sour part of the deal is that there is no free next-gen upgrade. Current owners of Ghost Of Tsushima on PS4 can either:

  • buy the Director’s Cut PS4 upgrade for $19.99 USD (RM89), and upgrade to the PS5 version later for an additional $9.99 USD (RM50)
  • directly upgrade to the Director’s Cut PS5 version for $29.99 USD (RM129)

Ghost Of Tsushima Director’s Cut on PS5 will be priced at the new norm base price of $70 USD (which goes to RM299 here). Though the PS4 version remains at the more reasonable $60 USD (RM249).

Thankfully, at least save files from the PS4 version will just work with the PS5 version, with no need to export your saves.

Back to the good news, is that alongside the launch of the Director’s Cut will be a free update that should address many of the concerns and critiques from the community. Target lock-on (which was intentionally omitted) is added, as well as the option to hide the arrow quiver. There are also new options for alternate controller layouts, which is nice.

Plus, new content for the multiplayer mode Ghost Of Tsushima Legends will be coming too.

Ghost Of Tsushima Director’s Cut will be launching on August 20 for the PS4 and PS5. Check out our review of the game when it first launched here.

Source: PlayStation Blog

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