Here's a juicy rumour that you're going to see everywhere very shortly: Ghost of Tsushima, the excellent open world PlayStation 4 exclusive that launched last year, is apparently getting a standalone expansion. Titled Ghost of Ikishima, it'll supposedly take place on the Japanese islands of Iki, which are south of Tsushima, just off the coast of mainland Japan. Word is that it's on track to launch this year.
Ghost of Ikishima will, apparently, feature in Sony's next showcase. There are suggestions that said showcase is happening in the near future.
There's no denying that all of this sounds more than feasible. Ghost developer Sucker Punch has released meaty expansions before, with inFAMOUS 2 getting Festival of Blood, and inFAMOUS: Second Son getting First Light. Plus, these smaller, standalone titles are just something that Sony does these days. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy and the more recent Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales immediately spring to mind.
Meanwhile, rumours of a summer State of Play have been swirling for weeks, and this would obviously be a key announcement.
But there's the thing: all we have to go on right now in terms of evidence is a couple tweets from XboxEra founder @Shpeshal_Nick, and a handful of tweets from other "insider" accounts. As such, we're wary of putting too much stock into this rumour until it's corroborated further, although, again, it does sound perfectly plausible (which is why we're writing about it to begin with).
What do you make of this? Would you like to see a standalone expansion to Ghost of Tsushima? Flick the blood from your blade in the comments section below.
Yes please, one of the few sony first party titles that are fun to play outside of god of war and returnal.
Which character would this be focusing on if this is true...
I'd absolutely be down for more Ghost if true!
I’d definitely play it. This is exciting news.
As the article says, this totally sounds possible. But at this point, without many people backing it up, it's very hard to say whether it's just an intelligent-sounding hoax or an actual thing.
Even if this is a rumor, I got a major surge of joy thinking about a standalone Tsushima expansion. And it makes total sense given Sucker Punch's history.
Would be very excited to play more Ghost Of Tsushima!Loved the game and this actually encourages me to play it through again as that Platinum was cheated from me after I had trouble with my account which prevented me from obtaining trophies.
Waiting for Ghost of Anglesey
Definitely down for more from Ghost's world. Even if a lot of this stuff will likely end up being cross-gen, Sony's got a good launch window ahead
It would make sense for them to release an expansion in the next year or so (probably on PS4 & PS5) and save the proper sequel for a few years later on PS5 only.
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just focus on ghost of tsushima 2
@Play Tbf, When there are no news at a day (happens often), I would love to read these rumours. But otherwise you're correct.
This sounds very smart, exciting and likely. I dont know the source's record, but even if they made it up, it still might be true. Anyway, we'll see. Even if it doesn't happen there's enough on the horizon!
I'm there day 1!
I like the idea of standalone side stories that offer more than dlc. Since studios spend so much time and money developing tech, tools and gathering know-how to develop a game, it only makes sense to utilize it some more. And it's a definitely a better concept than game services.
That'd probably motivate me to finally play Legends/NG+.
I absolutely loved Tsushima, so bring on the expansions, sequels or whatever.
Stubbornly demanding a numbered sequel is just plain ignorant. Uncharted and Spiderman basically feel like proper sequels anyways.
N.i.c.e im playing 👻 ghost of tshushima right now.man what a game.2020 game of the year and one of the best games ever made.the intro when jin is on his horse by himself and the music is slowly kicking in and you see the music when the grass shows up and it says sucker punch present.and ghost of tshushima.act 1 rescue lord shimura.legendary.word up son
I'd dive back in if there was an expansion. I had a quick go at the legends thing but only got a few games in before I got distracted by something else. Really enjoyed what I played though so it would be a good reason but reinstall it.
I like the sound of this. I'm guessing the abandoned app will kick off this years festivities for Sony.... Either that or it will be the biggest waste of resources ever and will just plug an indi game.
Edit: the Abandoned app has disappeared from the store? 🤔
Would love. I've always adored the Majora's Mask esque sequels and feel like it's often a shame when a game takes so long to develop, engines and assets are made etc, and to only get one quickly playable story (though that doesn't really account for Ghost, which was huge and took me around a hundred hours to fully digest).
I think I often look forward to them even more than the mainline releases that precede them, probably because all the expectations are stripped away and I already know I'm going to enjoy them - there's less pressure to take in every moment.
It's like fridge pizza from the night before, a delicious bonus to eat at ones own leisure.
Yes Please!... Day 1. Love this game.
It would be rad if this standalone was a continuation of Tomoe's story, after she departs Tsushima.
Called this as DLC when GoT came out. Makes total sense as Iki Archipelago was invaded by the Mongols a few days after they secured Tsushima. Really hope this turns out to be true.
I'd be interested in an expansion. Really liked Ghost, though it's a bit repetitive at times. Great story though.
I'm also hoping for a Bloodborne 2 announcement at the upcoming State of Play.
@Daveuppercut Do you really not consider Ratchet & Clank not fun, or prehaps you've not had the chance to try it? If your looking for something fun, I couldnt recommend it more!
But yeah, GOT was pretty special and Id love to see more!
Spoilers. Some things should be left secret until the announcement. Will be amazing i love Ghost one of my fav games ever
Man, I really want a game in this universe where you can play as Tomoe. she's one of the best characters in the game.
Yeah okay. I like this plan.
@Titntin Funnily enough I've got it ordered for tomorrow because I've heard a lot of good things said about it on the sacred symbols podcast, but I'm not 100% sure it's going to be for me.
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@Daveuppercut I do hope you enjoy it. Its a very charming game in addition to its other merits xD
My wallet immediately and spontaneously opened with gusto. True story.
Ghost of Tsushima is one of my favourite open world games of all time.
I would buy this expansion on day one.
Hopefully we see some visual improvements on Ps5 and 60 FPS again.
@Daveuppercut try Rift Apart.
25 hrs of total fun, run, jump & gun gameplay.
And relatively easy to earn platin trophy as well.
Never finished GoT. Got the itch to play it now, but I've no TV until I move back to my Mum's next week. I'm 44!
Hopefully PS5 exclusive and not on PS4/PC.
@Titntin I think my problem is I've been playing games for so long that it's all become a bit samey. Innovation has been replaced with safe bets and clones of other successful IP and when studio Japan was shut, it seemed like the old ways i grew up with were giving way to the more sterile corporate way of thinking. Here's hoping Ratchet and clank has that layer of magic that can grab me.
@Reeneman It sounded like more of the same when reviews came out and I wasn't that into the 2016 remake, but now I'm done with returnal I need something to play so I'm going to give it a chance, hopefully it's got that extra something to keep me interested.
Please be true...
Festival of blood was for infamous 1 no?
@Daveuppercut gameplay wise it’s nothing groundbreaking new - but which jump&run can offer that?
Visually it’s a blast, nice characters, funny gameplay with all these crazy weapons.
I enjoyed it, probably going to finish the last chapter tonight.
After that FF7 Remake and Metro Exodus are on my list, still interested in Returnal. Will buy Returnal sometime for a budget price. I’m a relatively experienced gamer and love shooter games but absolutely not into souls or rogue like games.
You know id welcome this. Please let this be true!
Yes please this would be awesome
so i should hold off buying this for now till the price for both releases are bundled together then?
@Reeneman Yeah I'm not expecting anything ground breaking, it just needs to have fun gameplay or a worthwhile sense of progression, something more than mindless button pressing. That's why returnal was so addictive for me, I would get a useful upgrade at random then work towards improving it further and when I got into a flow state where I'm reacting without thinking, dodge, shoot, dash, melee, grapple, shoot all in the space of a couple of seconds you feel almost one with the game.
Give it to me NNOOOOWWW!
I’ll buy. Day one. Don’t care for review or anything. Just NEED this.
A ps5 upgrade with new content would be amazing
tf with the title lol
I'm going to preface this with I am in the middle of playing this game for the first time and thoroughly enjoying it. However, it's not like it's really that hard to develop DLC, or an expansion, for an open world game. A lot of that type of development is baked into the game. Kind of like Far Cry or Miles Morales. The game and story is nice but the typical stealth and capture a town is rinse and repeat. The fact they are making this, and it will sell, is a no brainer.
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So it IS very possible and it would make sense BUT I was questioning the source relating to his history and focus which seems to be some sort of taboo. 🤷♂️
I'm just not too fond of rumours coming from questionable sources.
I can’t wait for the Patrick Swayze expansion.
@playstation1995 I saw that u have been play ghost, it is a great game and I agree with u that it was GotY 2020. Word is bond
BTW, how far are u? I lost my save when my first ps4 pro died. 😡 I need to start it up again.
I think it should be Ghost of Ikinoshima (literally Island of Iki, or Iki Island), because Ikishima is a super small island somewhere in Shikoku and I got confused for a moment.
Just a strong no for me. I am not paying 40 bucks for a standalone dlc cash grab, no matter how much I loved the game. Miles Morales was basically a 7 hour main campaign. There have been several expansions to games with that length that were far less. I simply don't want to condone the idea that popularity of a franchise can be used to copy and paste a game elements into a standalone effort to take in more money with little in the way of growth.
Sony seems to be extremely focused on this practice and not supporting the focus on generations they sold their new hardware on. I'll play it when it's priced as it should be and utilizing the system I paid for in a manner that isn't focused merely on maximizing profit by holding it back through a cross generational release.
Day 1!!! A beautiful entrancing world, just need abit more intricacy and depth to the missions and side stuff IMO, but still......DAY ONE if this is true 🤩
My goodness. Please be true, and count me in!
@ellsworth004. Im in the mission where i just saved yuna brother taka.that was a extremely fun mission.haha.goty 2020.word up son
@KundaliniRising333 Miles Morales was ALOT more than 7 hours, lol.
The original was my personal GOTY for 2020.
Loved every bit of it and crazy how they pushed so much detail and effects out of the PS4 and the Pro.
So I'd be VERY excited to see what they could do on PS5 before we hopefully get a full sequel.
I just hope it's priced fairly.
Think it took me about 11 hours to do the campaign plus all the extras for Miles Morales.
If you just did the campaign, then it probably would be 7-8 hours.
@KundaliniRising333 you don't know how long this will be , or how the game play will be , or how much it will even cost. not to mention we don't even know if this is actually true or not. so maybe wait to see if its real or not first then complain.
if this is true i wonder if that means their next game will be something else or a new ip, before they make a full ghosts sequel. i'd love to see a new killzone game , but a new ip would be nice too.
No idea where they got their info from (made up probably) but What Culture Gaming have posted a video claiming it's a new title called Ghost of Ikishima. Hmm
Awesome game, just beautiful. Combat is outstanding. More please!
@KundaliniRising333 tight arse
I'd rather they focused on a sequel instead of DLC, but I'll happily take whatever they are offering lol.
Probably from Jez Corden.
I think its a common trick to have youtubers leaks stuff they are told from their supposedly 'unknown' insiders being a ghost.
That way, nobody gets the blame if that turns out wrong.
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