Box Art Change Kicks Off PC Port Speculation for Ghost of Tsushima

Is the game no longer "only on PlayStation?"

It looks like Sony might be considering another one of its first-party games to make the shift from PlayStation exclusive to PC, as Ghost of Tsushima’s box art has been updated, and it’s missing something pretty significant.

Sucker Punch’s open-world take on feudal Japan has a new box art, as seen on Sony’s own website, and while it now includes a graphic referencing the game’s post-launch multiplayer mode, something has been removed: the “Only on PlayStation” designation that was once found in the top-right corner of its case.

The same can be said of Days Gone and Horizon Zero Dawn, which were both brought to PC after originally launching as PlayStation 4 exclusives. However, it is worth noting that Sony seems to be moving away from the Only on PlayStation branding altogether. As VGC points out, PlayStation 5 exclusives like Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart and Demon’s Souls don’t have the logo on their box arts. Could this just be Sony’s future-proofing for any possible PC ports it has in the works? Or is the branding just going away? That remains to be seen.

In other news:

If Ghost of Tsushima is coming to PC, it would be a step in the right direction for Sony as it moves some of its exclusive games to the platform. Days Gone and Horizon Zero Dawn are a nice start, but seeing Sony put more of its precious critical darlings on PC would show that the company is interested in making this a pillar of its games moving forward. I was personally pretty lukewarm on Ghost of Tsushima, but it did do well in the awards circuit last year.

From the looks of its job listings, Sucker Punch seems to be working on a sequel to Ghost of Tsushima.

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Kenneth Shepard

Kenneth is a Staff Writer at Fanbyte. He still periodically cries about the Mass Effect trilogy years after it concluded.

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