Last year’s Ghost of Tsushima was a surprise hit for many. The open-world samurai game told the story of Jin Sakai, a samurai struggling with tradition holding him back in his war against an invading mongol force. A multiplayer expansion further fanned the flames of excitement for the game, as did a PS5 patch that doubled the game’s framerate. It seems like developer Sucker Punch is not done yet, though, as Sony has announced a Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut for both PS4 and PS5 with a brand new chapter in tow.
The new chapter takes place on Iki Island, which was also fighting off a Mongol invasion at the same time as Tsushima. The PlayStation blog post for the game states that the new expansion contains “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.”
PS5 owners will get better lip-sync for the Japanese voice track, 3D audio, higher resolution options, and Dualsense features.
For those that already own vanilla Ghost of Tsushima, a PS5 upgrade will carry over your save file, but also run you about $30. If you’re just trying to play the new content on the PS4, it’s $20. If you own the Director’s Cut on PS4 but then want to upgrade to PS5, that’s $10. Either way, it’s not going to be free. It sounds like there’s new content, so I wouldn’t expect it to be free, but it’s something to be aware of.
Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut releases on PS4 and PS5 on August 20.