The hit open world samurai adventure Ghost of Tsushima looks like it will be getting a fresh new release as Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut has been rated by the ESRB for both PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4.
The ESRB rating comes hot on the heels of rumours and reports of a new standalone expansion or spin-off for the game called Ghost of Ikishima, apparently due for release later this year. It would absolutely make sense for that to tie in with a refreshed retail release and new PlayStation 5 native version of the original game.
Of course, Ghost of Tsushima has already been updated for the PlayStation 5, able to run at 60fps through support for the PS5’s more powerful hardware being added to the PS4 version of the game. A native port might be able to push things even further, though – the unlocked frame rate topped out at 1800p checkerboarding.
Further reading: What’s next for Ghost of Tsushima?
In March, a Ghost of Tsushima movie was confirmed with John Wick director Chad Stahelski taking the helm. By November last the year the game had sold over five million copies and hold the record for Sony’s fastest selling debut IP. In January Dave Molloy, Cinematic Creative Director at Sucker Punch, stated on his LinkedIn page that he was “presently working on the Ghost of Tsushima game for Sony PS5”.That wording has now been removed in the last ten hours and the post now has rather more generic “Presently working on the Ghost of Tsushima game for Sony PlayStation”. Could that have been a hint towards Ghost of Ikishima.
Although a work of fiction, Ghost of Tsushima is based on real-world history with the Mongol invasion of Japan around 1268AD. If you want to learn more, we did a deep dive last year as part of our “Playing With History” series.
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