Following a few leaks and rumours these past couple of weeks, Sony has confirmed Ghost of Tsushima: Director's Cut is indeed a thing. It releases for PlayStation 5 and PS4 on 20th August 2021 and will include a new story expansion set on the island of Iki. Instead of a new standalone spin-off game, it appears the rumoured Ghost of Ikishima is simply a DLC add-on for the existing game. The original experience will also be updated with support for Haptic Feedback and Adaptive Triggers on PS5 as well as improved load times and 3D Audio.
The Iki island expansion will contain a new narrative and characters. There will also be "brand new environments to explore, new armor for Jin as well as his horse, new mini-games, new techniques, new enemy types, and much more. There are even new animals to pet!" Trophy enthusiasts can also look forward to new trinkets to unlock. On PS5, lip-sync for the Japanese voice-over will also be offered.
"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." The game will cost $70 on PS5 and $60 on PS4, with digital pre-orders granting you immediate access to the last-gen version to get you started ahead of time.
If you already own Ghost of Tsushima on PS4 and wish to upgrade to the PS4 version of Director's Cut, it will cost $20. If you want to upgrade a standard PS4 version of Ghost of Tsushima to the Director's Cut on PS5, it will cost $30. If you buy the PS4 version of Director's Cut and then wish to grab the PS5 version, it'll set you back $10. "Additional details about upgrades will be available at PlayStation Store closer to launch."
Yeah, 10 bucks PS5 tax for the same game. I‘m loving it! Thank you, Sony
I’ll be upgrading
So even if you get Director's Cut on PS4, the upgrade to PS5 is still 10 bucks USD (which probably means it'll be more like 15-20 bucks here in Canada because the provincial tax waits for no man)
Are you serious? Come the hell on Sony. It's like you're asking me to wait for a sale on these games
I smell another free platinum on the horizon... oh it costs 20 bucks? No thanks
$30 ($10 PS5 tax) to play the expansion on PS5? No thanks, I'm not keen on this new Sony charging extra for content on their new console when elsewhere its just one price.
No problem with them charging for the expansion and ironically the $10 PS5 upgrade is immediately less attractive as it already has 60fps, something approaching 4K and very fast loading
Very glad I’ve waited to play it. Unfortunately I’ll be waiting even longer for it to go down a bit in price 😂
seeing this announced now makes me doubd about a upcoming PS event though.
Nope. The game is great, on of the best PS4 games, and I'd love to replay it in its PS5 version, but 30€ is too much.
I would have paid 10€ for the upgrade (base PS4 -> Director's Cut PS5), but right now, it's going to be a big "wait for deep sale"
$30 for PS5 upgrades and that story expansion is more than reasonable for me. I completely understand how this is souring a lot of people on buying it, but I really liked Ghost of Tsushima and I respect them for not adding any form of microtransactions to Legends mode even though they very easily could have. I personally don't mind paying the extra $30 to support Sucker Punch.
That's to upgrade your PS4 copy to the PS4 Directors Cut.
The PS4 to PS5 upgrade is $30!
Well that completely ruins my answer for the "most anticipated game for second half of 2021" poll...
@jdv95 that’s what I thought too
Yeah… I’ve justified Sony’s price increases so far, but not on this. Pass.
Very dumb upgrade map, I would have preferred a standalone release, but good news overall.
$20 for a PS5 Upgrade and the DLC Expansion is a good price honestly, especially with them adding haptic feedback and the adaptive triggers. The updated graphics also are well worth $20.
Also $70 for a game like this with the expansion is a reasonable price on PS5. The same with PS4. I don't see the issue.
Nice so I'll be returning to this game and be playing Kena and Hades, August will be a fab month!
So $30 to go from PS4 standard to PS5 DS is probably £30 then. Hmmm I really liked the game but I think I'd like to know how much this adds.
$20 for a whole new island & upgrade sounds about right to me
The way they're handling the upgrade is a mess, but very excited for more Ghost of Tsushima none the less.
@blinx01 I know, and that‘s even worse! Because you get the exactly same game, but you have to pay 10 $ PS5 tax (70 $ vs. 60 $) for no reason. You could even play the PS4 version with 60 fps on PS5 and save that special tax, but Sony will find a way to prevent this, I‘m sure
So we're actually complaining that a full on expansion costs money to buy? Is that really where we are now?
@RBMango it's $30, the $20 upgrade just gets you the PS4 Director's cut then it's another $10 to upgrade it to PS5
Time to eventually pick it up then
Removed - unconstructive
For some reason I am super confused. Ok. Own it on ps4 currently. To upgrade to Directors Cut is $20 and to get it to PS5 is another $10.... So $30. Right?
What if I want to get the PS5 vanilla game? Not possible? Or is that still $10?
@Keyblade-Dan no, it's the fact that it's $10 more for the PS5 version
@carlos82 Yes, I realized my mistake and have corrected it. I still think $30 for PS5 upgrades and a story expansion is okay.
@Juvenlast there is no PS5 Vanilla game
@Juvenlast The PS5 version is just the Director's Cut, no vanilla version.
@RBMango I take issues with them charging more than the PS4 version, its still the same game. Imagine if they'd been charging for PS4 Pro upgrades all this time and so many third parties and Xbox are just charging one price
@carlos82 ooooooooooh. Ok. got it. So there is only 1 path to have PS5 version and that is through the DC. So $30. Might be worth it. Loved the game. I'll see if I can catch a deal on it.
Well, I'm still getting it on PS4 for $20 since I don't have a PS5 yet. I'm glad that I don't have to deal with the upgrade dilemma
P.S. I'm still willing to add $10 for a PS5 upgrade. I mean the features are worth it. I mean people are willing to pay for $60 for switch ports for Pete's sake, this is isn't much of an issue.
For everyone that needs the extra info.
If you already own Ghost of Tsushima on PS4:
You can pre-order an upgrade to Director’s Cut on PS4 for $19.99 USD. 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 for $9.99 USD
You can also upgrade directly (from original Ghost of Tsushima PS4) to Director’s Cut on PS5 for $29.99 USD
From the Playstation Blog.
@carlos82 It isn't the same game though. There are enhancements to the controls, visuals, and general tech.
Not so generous, Sony.
Why not free upgrade and optional paid DLC?
@QBGaming12 Thank you - SUPER clear now
A slightly messy implementation of upgrading from the PS4 version, but count me in!
Very confusing and strange Pricing strategy! Why the extra $10 for the PS5 upgrade??? (Though tempted by the Japanese lip sync alone... as they know full well)
But happy with $20 (hopefully that's not £20) in theory assuming it's good DLC.
@nessisonett I'm just playing it now. Really enjoying it, it will be worth the wait, but it's also not that ground breaking either in most gameplay.
For everyone complaining about the price tags for this... We don't even know what was done yet.
This extra island could at several hours of content. And the upgrades for the PS5 could be really good upgrades. And if I know sucker Punch... they are probably really good upgrades. Not just to visuals and frame rate - but even the haptics and controls. Something tells me that the clang of katanas is gonna feel real nice on that PS5 controller
@carlos82 That's true content wise, but not tech wise. I think an extra $10 for haptic feedback, adaptive trigger stuff, 4K targeting 60 fps, and properly lip-synced Japanese dialogue is alright. Again, I understand why this could turn off people, but it personally doesn't bother me very much.
@Juvenlast does that not count for every next gen upgrade? Most of which have been free, wasn't Miles Morales a free PS5 upgrade? That's got haptic trigger support and ray tracing
So I’m confused. Can you not just pay $10 for the PS5 upgrade? Or do you HAVE to buy the DLC to get the upgrade? I still haven’t played it much because I was waiting for the PS5 version. I don’t want the DLC at this point.
I don't know £30 for an expansion, native PS5 version with full Duelsense support sounds reasonable to me.
@RBMango isn't the lip synced stuff in the PS4 Directors Cut? In reality you're paying $10 just to use higher settings and the function of the controller
I'll upgrade to the PS4 version of the director's cut on my PS5 because, I don't know if you know, but this game already looks, feels and sounds better than anything else out there. I will not be paying an extra 10 bucks for faster load times and haptics, sorry. I already paid $500 for my CONSOLE to do that, why do I also have to pay for my bloody games to do it?
Love it! Has any info come out about a separate platinum for the Director’s Cut? I really want to do the whole story again to get a second platinum.
@QBGaming12 That is such a load of horse *****.
I don't care, just take my money!
@awp69 There is no PS5 version of the base Ghost of Tsushima. You must upgrade to the Director's Cut on PS5, costing $30 in total.
And here I was waiting for a price drop...
@carlos82 According to the blog, Japanese lip-syncing is a PS5 exclusive thing.
@RBMango lmao $10 for lip syncing is a hilarious proposition when you put it that way
Or like 16 or 17 bucks as it will likely be the case here in Canada
Great that it has been announced! Surprised it's an expansion rather than standalone. This has pretty much dashed my hopes for a new State of Play for the announcements, but I guess this was one that was leaked awhile ago so it might still happen without this one. That upgrade and price path is god awful though.
@get2sammyb The fact that loads of people are mentioning the PS5 upgrade is "only $20" here and elsewhere (it isn't it's $30) shows just how much confusion there is here. All round terrible strategy and communication.
20 €/USD for the expansion would be fine for me but 30?
Depending on how long the expansion will be.
The upgrade to PS5 should be free. I can understand paying for the expansion but not the PS5 upgrade.
@TheFrenchiestFry If it was $10 for just lip-syncing, I'd be significantly less understanding than I currently am about this.
Day one PS5 version for me. One of the PS4’s best games. Easily worth the price.
@AdamNovice I’ll definitely be supporting Sucker punch for this upgrade and £30 isn’t a bad price for the expansion but I wasn’t planning replaying Ghost till next year so I’ll just upgrade when I’m ready to replay unless it drops in a Christmas sale 😉
@RBMango oh ok, still not for me though but enjoy
This update model is as dumb as It can be.
why not just release the expansion for 30$ and have the ps5 update be free? I genuinelly think that depending on the size and quality of the extra content $30 might be worth it
@get2sammyb 100% agree. Incredible game and I am sure it will be amazing regardless of the controversial pricing.
Suoer excited for this, but I think I just got an aneurysm reading that convoluted upgrade price structure. So its $30 to get the DLC and be able to play ps5 version? Sony really nickel and diming for stuff like this.
Thank God there's save transfer.
Looking for somewhere to pre-order it.
I haven't done a second run of the game on PS4 yet. Glad I waited. Very excited to play it again on PS5.
Awesome. I was always eager to get the original, but never got around to it. The Director's Cut is the perfect place for me to jump into this game.
The upgrade path is probably more complicated than it needs to be but the value is there. They could have charged $30 for the DLC alone, or no upgrade path at all, forcing us to re-buy at full price. I don’t understand what there is to complain about. Can’t wait for this!
Happy days! I'm going to hammer those mongols all over again and then go to Ikishima and hammer some more!
Will wait for a sale, same as i did with the original.
Ghost of Tsushima on PS5 will look nice alongside my steadily growing collection of PS5 titles. Also will be getting the PS4 version as well, just so I have it and I still have some friends who don't have a PS5 who will surely wish to play the expansion, so I've got me mates covered.
I'm also not bothered by the price. I can't remember but I think Infamous First Light was around $20 or $30 back when it 1st launched so I just figure I'm paying for the expansion and the updated PS5 version of the base game is just a bonus.
Though I will say the upgrade path is a bit more complicated than it needs to be but hey at least there's something there. Very excited for this!
I wonder when will Sony finally start making genuine PS5 games? The console is only an expensive PS4 emulation device right now.
Bet. I’m grabbing that day one. I can’t wait for the haptic feedback and freaking lip sync. That was atrocious in the original game. I couldn’t believe it was an issue for such an advertised language setting.
Oh yes, we believe in generations! I think we are now seeing the meaning of this statement to its full extent. I believe that on Xbox, we would just pay for the DLC and get the best version via Smart Delivery (meaning not paying some extra for Series X version nor going through an ordeal).
Nevertheless, I'm still looking forward to revisiting Tsushima. I hope that these complications about upgrades (Tsushima, GreedFall, Final Fantasy VII Intergrade, etc.) backfire on Sony. I feel like they deserve that. They seem being overconfident about their market share.
This is less bad if you think of it as "The DLC is 30$ but since ps4 users have an inferior experience with the same content is 10$ less"
So, anybody see any real enhancements to the PS4 version in this? I just paid $30 for the game - Prime Days on Amazon - so $20 wouldn't be bad for the island DLC, just wondering if it improves on PS4, like new menu layouts or such. ie Nintendo locked a green line on the overworld map (invisible in the base game) behind a $20 DLC for Zelda BotW. I don't want to wait until August or pay an extra $20, but yeah, for quality of life improvements I would. If it's just DLC I'll wait and play that on PS5 when I can buy 1 some day.
Vanilla PS4 version at 60fps on PS5 for me, then - unless the expansion is amazing.
Oh, also, the current version of Ghost of Tsushima already supports 3D Audio. Thankfully, when you play on PS5, the 3D Audio can be enjoyed on ANY headset rather than requiring the Platinum Headset like on PS4.
That $10 tax looks really bad considering the competition doesn't charge a dime extra for it's upgrades. I know Sony fans will argue that Xbox doesn't have Sony exclusives; but it doesn't change the fact that Microsoft is willing to forego charging money to fans of it games to play the updated versions.
I totally get charging for the expansion, but there is no reason current PS4 owners can't upgrade to a base PS5 version without the expansion (like how FF7R was handled)
I fear Death Stranding Director's Cut is going to be next.
Sony is pulling this "Remastered" crap again with the PS5 - except now its called "Director's Cut".
Next it will be TLOU Part 2 Director's Cut - which probably lock TLOU Factions behind it. God of War Director's Cut. Days Gone Director's Cut.
Enjoy your PS5 tax!
So, just to be clear, if I already own the base game on PS4 then I need to pay $30 to get everything for the PS5 deluxe version, correct?
I know everyone in the comments is pissed about the pricing, but I couldn't care less. I paid $40 for this game and after 100%-ing it, I can easily say that I felt $40 was WAAAAAY too little for the experience I had. I'll happily put $30 in Sucker Punch's pocket simply as a thank you for their incredible game.
I dont understand why people are this upset with the upgrade. Yeh it sucks to pay money for it but there is new dlc and a lot of improvements promised. It was a great game and is about to be even greater. Remember SP already added free multiplayer, and other content and improvements since launch.
Man Sucker Punch is back at it. Strong on releases and long term support for their projects. Love that.
I’ve been holding offf for ps5 version so not too bad for me. But I don’t like this practice from Sony. The upgrade should be free with a fee for the expansion like ffvii. This just seems greedy.
People complaining about giving a bit more money to an awesome developer that made the GOTY of 2020...pff!
Would gladly pay full price again so I'm happy with these prices!
As much as I love Ghost of Tsushima, $30 bucks for a small Island that might get you 6-8 hours of gameplay is not worth it.
This will be a pass for me.
Why does Sony have the most confusing upgrade paths when it comes to PS4-PS5? Anyone who isn't in the know I feel bad for must be so confusing at times.
Lol they should have just gave the base game away for ps4 owners and charged 20 bucks for dlc a la FFVIIR Intergrade regardless of platform.
I'll wait until that's the price then on PS5. Plenty to play still with ME Legendary and aforementioned FFVIIRI.
@nessisonett its worth paying full price tbh
Makes me wonder if it's €60 on PS4 and €80 on PS5. If so, lol.
@AgentGuapo you are pretty much paying for the new content , would you rather spend 40$ on a stand alone expansion instead?
@Danloaded people expect them to make new content and upgrades for free every time, they can afford a brand new console for 500$ but 10-30$ is clearly a deal breaker.
I wonder if the dlc is on the disc or not.
@Blacksmith1985 Definitely agree this would make the most sense. I’m ok with what Square did with INTERmission.
That said, I’m on the fence about getting it. I’ll probably upgrade, but I don’t know about the DLC. I’ll have to see what it actually is. I played through the game as my final rental from Family Video, and then bought the game on sale because I wanted to try the multiplayer, but the multiplayer didn’t do anything for me.
@jdv95 Or perhaps they did not want a State of Play to be tainted by everyone focusing on the cash grab.
@somnambulance from what the trailer showed , its a new area , with a new story , new gear , new enemies and a few other things.
So probably €30 for me. Well, they did a free Legends update and I enjoyed the whole experience (atmosphere, Kurosawa etc)
I absolutely loved the game. But $20 for an expansion is a pretty hefty sum. I'll want to get some more info about it before I buy. If we're talking something along the lines of Blood & Wine for TW3, then I'm in. But if its something tiny, I might hold off.
$20 for the expansion sounds okay to me - in theory. I'll be looking forward to reading some impressions about its content and length before buying it. Chances are I will, though.
Sony just keep tripping themselves up.
All they had to do was offer a free PS4>PS5 upgrade, and then make the new island paid DLC. Job done. Everyone is happy.
Instead, they've confused a vast majority of gamers and media outlets thinking the upgrade to PS5 is $20 when it's in fact $30.
I love my PS5 and I love the exclusives, but this is just getting silly now.
Hi there fellow gamers.
Even if the upgrade system is a mess, because it is, more Ghost of Tsushima, my personal Game of The Year and the game I´ve always wanted to play, I say Yes Please!
Always wanted to do a new game plus and now with the upgrade, theres just no escaping it. Plus, the very much unlikely and pleasant surprise multiplayer Legends is another reason to enjoy the game.
Cheers, stay safe and happy gaming to us all
What’s this in shillings and farthings?
@twitchtvpat Hope the story is as well done as the base game
When the PS5 was announced along with the Miles Morales + base game upgrade fiasco, I told myself I would not buy Ghost until they released the inevitable $70 expansion/upgrade, that would eventually get discounted and devalued too.
Recently I decided it might finally be time to acknowledge Sony was not going to actually do that with all their games, so I caved and bought the game. Still sealed on my coffee table. Only reason I have not opened is because I wanted to finish Mass Effect Andromeda.
Now Sony slaps me in the face and does what I predicted they would do... I am now deciding between two choices:
Return the game, and just wait until I get a PS5 to buy it then
Keep the base game, and recognize Sony is a company I dont want to do business with anymore. Never buy a PS5 (games will be on PC within a couple years anyways.)
More inclined to just return the game, but very angry at Sony... this is not how you treat fans...
charging for a ps5 update is disgusting
Sony just charge $20 for the DLC and stop trying to gouge your customers with upgrades
So I pay $20 and get the DLC for my PS4 copy. Easy day 1 for me.
I been meaning to try the 60fps/fast loading GameBoost PS5 patch. Just had no desire to play the old stuff again.
wont buy a game on release ever again will wait a year for the directors cut
Wait, Japanese lip-syncing is exclusive to the PS5 version of the game? What the hell!
@TheFrenchiestFry So wait for a sale. That (or not buying it at all) is the way to tell Sony they're pricing it too high. If you complain, but buy it Day One anyway, you're telling Sony their prices are right and they should continue this strategy.
@Residentsteven it is a very nice table, yes. In between my 75” QOLD TV and my cinema recliners. Sackboy and Miles Morales are on the table too.
And yes, Andromeda is disappointing, that’s why I just want to finish it because I know I’m not coming back to it ever again. I just had to go through it after 200+ hours in ME Legendary Edition.
For the people in the back, the game already runs on 4k/60 frames on ps5, if you don't need those graphical improvements and the DualSense support, then don't pay for the upgrade!
Game would benefit greatly with ray traced lighting, but I guess it's just going to be another lazy PS5 upgrade with minimal changes, similar to Jedi Fallen Order.
Is that because Japanese is so demanding? In reality it doesn't make much sense that.
I bought it pre-owned for $55 in March when I got my PS5. Beautiful game (that got super repetitive quick), but I definitely would have waited and put up the $70 if I knew this was coming. Now this whole thing would cost me $85. I won't get it cause that sounds ridiculous for 1 game. I feel that they waited this long to announce this just to squeeze the extra $15 out of people and that's pretty gross to me. I hope people who are in a similar situation as me that do decide to get it have a blast though!
Guess it pays to wait sometimes. I’ve still yet to play Ghost of Tsushima, and this director’s cut PS5 version looks like the definitive version and the right time to jump in.
@GKT the fact you paid 55$ for a preowned game ,sounds like you got ripped off in the first place.
@somnambulance i have no doubt that it will be just as good as the main game , which i've very much enjoyed.
Good thing I didn't buy it when it came out, might still wait until it's on sale though.
@twitchtvpat Best price for a game I wanted to play on my sweet PS5, so no. But thanks!
@RBMango I already supported Sucker Punch by buying the original game Day 1 at full price. Is this new expansion equal to 75% of the full game's content to justify 75% of the full game's price on PS5? I somehow doubt it.
@Keyblade-Dan A "full on expansion"? What exactly does that mean? Is it equal to 75% of the original game's content? Because the price tag is 75% of the original game's price tag, if you want to upgrade to PS5.
Sony is behaving like a luxury cars brand. Oh you want Dab Radio? It’s 3K. Oh you want an mp3 decoder in your stereo? It’s 1k. Oh you want a hole to put your beverage in while you drive? Okay it’s 0.7k.
Ridiculous price politics all the teenagers and non rich people will turn elsewhere as I keep saying (and last time I say it cause I’m bored of saying it). Best part of PS for me nowadays is reading Pushsquare when I take a pause from work lol
While I do understand why alot of people are upset about this, I think the upgrades prices are fair and reasonable.
As for me, I'll wait for another deep sale on the PS4 version (and upgrade that to PS5 Director's Cut), it should hopefully be $20-$25 during Black Friday or Christmas sales...
@Max_the_German You're not just getting the exact same game though. The extra cost also gets you a brand new Story Expansion DLC.
@twitchtvpat I did not want to be blunt but i do agree with you on that point.
@KidBoruto ??? Director‘s Cut incl. Iki costs 60$ for PS4, 70$ for PS5, right? Only benefits of PS5 versions are native code (faster loading, DualSense etc.) and lip-sync Japanese voice-over, right? I don‘t talk about upgrade paths from the initial PS4 release. So you get almost the same, but with a PS5 premium, correct?
The 20 bucks on PS4 if you own the original is just the DLC right? It’s not a separate instance of the game right? I am a little confused on this.
Wow. As much as I loved the base game. I'm not supporting these practices. 20 for DLC is Ok, but another 10 on top of that to upgrade? Yeah, thanks but no thanks Sony. See you when it is less than 15....if I'm still interested on this game by then.
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