After days of speculation regarding a potential expansion for Ghost of Tsushima, PlayStation (via the PlayStation Blog) have officially announced Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut for PS5 and PS4, a new edition of the game that not only includes the base game content and everything released since launch, but also brand new features and content.
The most exciting and beefy addition present in Ghost of Tsushima Directors’ Cut is the Iki Island Expansion. Taking place on Tsushima’s neighbouring island Ikishima, this expansion sees Jin visit the island to determine whether the whispers of Mongalian occupation are true. Things supposedly turn for Jin pretty quickly, as he finds himself caught up in the events on the island and forced to relive moments of his rough past. Alongside a whole new story, the expansion brings with it new characters, mini-games, techniques, enemy types and more. For all the trophy addicts out there, the expansion will also offer new trophies to unlock.
The popular post-launch multiplayer mode Ghost of Tsushima: Legends will also be receiving new updates, including a brand new mode that will be detailed in the coming weeks. No matter what version of Ghost of Tsushima you play on, you can expect Ghost of Tsushima: Legends updates at no additional cost.
As to be expected, the PS5 version boasts some exclusive features of its own, such as 4K resolution options, framerates targeting (and hopefully maintaining) 60 FPS, 3D audio, DualSense haptic feedback and adaptive triggers support, and improved load times. Interestingly, the new Japanese lip syncing option is also exclusive to the platform, with the “PS5’s ability to render cinematics in real time” listed as the reason for its exclusivity.
If you already own Ghost of Tsushima on PS4, upgrading to the PS4 version of Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut will set you back USD$19.99 (roughly AUD$27). If you upgrade to Director’s Cut for PS4 and want to upgrade it further to the PS5 version, expect to pay an additional USD$9.99 (about AUD$13). You can also upgrade directly from the original PS4 Ghost of Tsushima to the PS5 Director’s Cut for USD$29.99 (approximately AUD$40). As of right now, the upgrade paths only have USD pricing and the conversions are approximations, so refer to the PlayStation Store closer to release for official pricing in Dollarydoos.
When it comes to purchasing the Ghost of Tsushima Directors’ Cut without utilising any upgrade path, the game will set you back AUD$114.95 on PS5 and AUD$99.95 on PS4 when it launches on August 20.
As someone who missed out on Ghost of Tsushima when it originally released, I can’t wait to experience the game alongside its various content additions and even prettier visuals on the PS5.
Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut will launch on August 20 on PS5 and PS4.