The one-year anniversary of the highly successful PlayStation exclusive, Ghost of Tsushima, and Sony is celebrating with a new Director’s Cut version of the game.
In a blog post, Sony details how the team brainstormed for a way to expand Jin’s story. Combining that with feedback from players, this new edition of the game offers a new story for Jin but also some highly-requested fixes from the community.
On August 20, the Ghost of Tsushima DIrector’s Cut will be officially released and will include the original game with all additional content the game has so far. In this new version, the game will introduce Iki island, a neighboring area near Tsushima during this time period. This is the location for Jin’s new story and will involve the investigation of a Mongol presence.
The series of events lead Jin to deal not only with the foreign presence but also his internal conflict. Additional characters will also be introduced a handful of new environments on the island of Iki. Jin will also be receiving new armor for himself and his horse and there will be new mini-games, techniques, enemy types, and much more. There will also be new trophies and, most excitingly, new animals to pet.
PS5 exclusive features
While Director’s Cut players on both PS4 and PS5 will be able to experience the Iki Island content, PlayStation 5 players will have access to a few additional new features.
We’ve heard your feedback about the lack of Japanese lip sync in the original version of Ghost of Tsushima, and it’s something we worked hard to address in this new release. 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.
We’re also happy to confirm that Ghost of Tsushima, Ghost of Tsushima: Legends, and the new Iki Island expansion will all take advantage of haptic feedback and adaptive triggers in the Director’s Cut. There will also be enhancements to 3D audio on PS5, as well as drastically improved load times, 4K resolution options and framerates targeting 60 FPS.
With the Director’s Cut, PS5 owners will receive new features that address some of the concerns of the community. In the first release, players noticed that the Japanese lip sync was off. Sony says that cutscenes will now offer proper lip sync for Japanese audio in both the original content and new content on Iki Island.
The game has also been updated to make use of the haptic feedback and adaptive triggers of the new Dual Sense controllers. In addition to that, 3D audio has been enhanced and loading time drastically improved. The game is also tuned to run better 4K resolution options and framerates targeting 60FPS.
If you already own Ghost of Tsushima on PS4, you’ll be able to transfer your save to PS5 to pick up where you left off. For new players, the new Iki Island content will be available beginning in Act 2 of Ghost of Tsushima, after you’ve made your way to the Toyotama region.
Alongside the Director’s Cut, anyone who already owns Ghost of Tsushima will be able to download a patch containing some new updates.
All players will receive a patch with some new accessibility options for alternate controller layouts, as well as the option to enable a target lock-on during combat, Additionally, there will now be an option to turn this off.
Finally, for Ghost of Tsushima: Legends fans, new updates will be released, including an all-new mode that has yet to be disclosed. All Ghost of Tsushima: Legends updates will be available at no additional charge to owners of any version of Ghost of Tsushima on either platform.
Pre-orders and upgrades
Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut will launch on August 20 for PhP 3,490 on PS5 and PhP 2,990 on PS4.
You’ll be able to pre-order digitally at PlayStation Store, or physical versions from various retailers. If you pre-order at participating retailers, you’ll receive a digital mini soundtrack with tracks from the original Ghost of Tsushima as well as two new songs from Iki Island, and a digital artbook featuring a selection of art from Ghost of Tsushima as well as 10 new pieces of Iki Island concept art.
Pre-order at PS Store any time before launch and you’ll get access to download the PS4 version of Ghost of Tsushima immediately, so you can start experiencing the main game early and transfer your progress to pick up where you left off when the Director’s Cut launches in August.
If you already own Ghost of Tsushima on PS4:
- You can pre-order an upgrade to Director’s Cut on PS4. This upgrade will become available starting on August 20.
Starting on August 20:
- If you bought Director’s Cut PS4, you’ll be able to upgrade to Director’s Cut PS5 at any time.
- You can also upgrade directly (from original Ghost of Tsushima PS4) to Director’s Cut on PS5.