It's a big day for Ghost of Tsushima — and not just because Ghost of Tsushima: Director's Cut has just been announced. Indeed, Sucker Punch has confirmed that all players can look forward to a free update that'll add some new features — as requested by fans. It sounds like it'll launch alongside the aforementioned Director's Cut.
For starters, you'll be able to lock-on to specific targets in combat. Ghost of Tsushima already has a kind of lock-on system in place, where Jin will swing towards the enemy that's in the direction of your left stick, but some players have been asking for a proper lock-on mechanic since the game's release last year. Should be a handy option to have, and, for accessibility purposes, you'll also be able to remap your controller buttons with this patch.
Oh, and the update will let you hide your quiver from Jin's back. A small addition, but if you really, really like to customise the protagonist to your liking, then this is another way to do it. New photo mode options are being included as well.
As for Ghost of Tsushima Legends, Sucker Punch says that it has an all-new mode in the works, which it'll be detailing over the coming weeks. It also states that all Legends updates will continue to be free for all players, regardless of platform or whether you buy the Director's Cut.
Good stuff, but will you be slicing your way back into Ghost of Tsushima? Ready your blade in the comments section below.
Should've added Japanese audio lip syncing
No apparently you need to buy that for $29.99 USD
@TheFrenchiestFry To be fair, that's along with a full expansion.
Should be far better explained, though.
I really need to hop back into Legends with the homies. That mode was far better than I expected it to be.
The Lock-On feature will surely make a lot of people very happy, I know that seemed to be common complaint among those that played Ghost of Tsushima, so that was a nice inclusion.
I hope you can turn the lock on off
@PlatinumGamer Don't worry, it sounds like this is just another accessibility option for those who want it.
Also the announcement of the Ghost of Tsushima Director's Cut may lend some credence to those rumors about Sony being in the final stages of acquiring Arc System Works, but we'll just have to wait and see.
Sucker Punch really are doing well this generation. Can't be happier for this team.
Only 7 weeks out! I'm hyped for this and have no intention of transferring saves. I'm going to start from the very beginning (maybe video my reaction.. ) and let those trophies pop as SP intended.
Legends been waiting for this for a long time lol.
Can't wait! Although I do got a question. Will Legends support crossplay between the two versions?
@ShogunRok Thanks for the free update article. Was just asking abut this someplace else. It's too bad that they'll make us wait until the DC to update, but at least they decided not to stick it behind a paywall, which obviously they easily could have saved the lock-on for the DC. Are you familiar w/ the green line on the map in Zelda BotW?
Anyway, now I have to decide whether no start now as planned, wait until the free update drops, or wait and pay $20 for the DC since I only paid $30 for the game, seems fair. Gaming, it's always something.
@rjejr I know what you mean, it can be hard trying to fit things in!
I guess the most logical approach is to wait for the Director's Cut now, since the expansion is built into the game. Obviously it means shelling out more money but assuming the expansion is good, it'll probably be worth it. Probably.
@ShogunRok You peeps in PS towers discussing why not just have a $20 expansion - see HZD Frozen Wilds - release first on PS4, say like a month ago, "Iki Island", making it $80 total on PS4 w/ the base game, then when the PS5 DC sells for $70 next month it looks $10 cheaper? That's how I would have went.
Unless they couldn't get their archaic - we don't do save upgrades - system to tell if people had the base or DC PS4 version when upgrading? But they should be able to. You guys are the pro's, I'm sure you have an explanation.
@rjejr It just seems convoluted for no good reason... Other than Sony being able to charge full price for the game on PS5 if you don't upgrade.
If you had given me this scenario and asked me how Sony would handle it before today, I would have said free upgrade from PS4 to PS5, and you can buy a new expansion separately for $20. Pretty much like Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade.
But apparently not!
@ShogunRok I wish I was good at searching, because I called them just selling us the base game again as an upgrade back when they announced the same with Spider Man.
Edit: Aha found it!
@Tharsman Good call, you were right!
I wonder if Sony will keep doing this — does it have any reason not to? On hardcore sites like this people can get angry with this kind of thing, but the general gaming community seems to be okay with it. Suppose we'll see soon enough!
I put probably moe ehours into Legends than the main game itself.
It scratched that loot itch for a while.
I hoping the expansions is more missions opposed to 'raid missions' I barely touched them. I think people were just leaving on the 2nd raid mission (well the groups I was in just didnt know what was happening.....I watched some vids prior though. People just end up giving up and leaving.......it was too fustrating so I stopped trying)
@JustPlainLoco How so?
@ShogunRok The thing that angers me the most is that eventually I caved in that maybe I was indeed paranoid, and bought the game. It was on a sale, so I’m not in as bad a position as someone that paid $60 for it, but this still leaves a very bitter taste on my mouth. I’m a physical person, I don’t want to pay for a digital upgrade. I would had waited for the disk Directors cut disk.
It’s obvious they don’t care what I think, though. But it’s now clear why they refused to say anything every time they were asked if games like GoT would get free upgrades.
If the expansion is good, I guess I'll upgrade my ps4 version to ps5.
I absolutely loved this game one of the best of 2020. That first combat experience though I was frantically trying to figure out how to lock on until I realized that I couldn't. I was a bit annoyed with that at first but eventually you don't really need it. The combat works great as is in my opinion. Definitely looking forward to this expansion. Will still be playing this on PS4 Pro since getting a PS5 has yet to happen for me. And not sure I'd pay to upgrade anyway I just want to play the new area. The game already looks amazing
A FREE UPDATE!?!? How dare they!!! Someone on the Internet must complain about this...
I can't wait to play it soon(still got TLoU2 + Death Stranding to play after I play Watch_Dogs London er erm Legion I mean)
@TheFrenchiestFry should just go cry to your mommy.
Isolates one thing and attaches the entire cost to it yet does not even acknowledge all the free updates.
@hi_drnick clearly your feelings are more hurt than mine if you couldn't see semi-sarcasm and had to make up a hashtag to describe me
@TheFrenchiestFry what is semi-sarcasm? Is that a thing? You're always moaning about one thing or another. Just need to chill, bro.
@hi_drnick Yeah Mr. "Go cry to your mommy" is telling me to chill. Nice deflection there bud. Insults are easier to make when you don't have a face aren't they
@ShogunRok "I would have said free upgrade from PS4 to PS5, and you can buy a new expansion separately for $20. Pretty much like Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade."
Thanks, that does seem to make the most sense. Though isn't the FF7R DLC PS5 only? I think that's worse than this. 😝 I get what you mean though. This was supposed to be the easy upgrade Gen for Sony but everything needs to be difficult.
@TheFrenchiestFry I don't have a face?! I better get to the doctor and I'll have some french fries on my way home.
I find you guys with the anime avatars are always so negative. Maybe broaden your horizons?
Free updates are always nice, thanks for informing us of this!
I wished for a combat lock on feature from the start. Too late now, became extremely bored with this game regardless of how many things it does right.
@rjejr @PlatinumGamer the FF7 dlc is timed exclusive.
@Arnna Timed exclusive, as in coming to PS4 later? I did a thorough Google search and found nothing about that, not even a leak or rumor.
@rjejr I can’t remember where I initially read it but I just found this through a Google search.
“A new trailer for Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade includes small print that suggests the game may not remain a PlayStation exclusive forever”
“The game’s ‘final trailer’, published today, ends with a statement that the upcoming remaster will be a “PlayStation 5 console exclusive”.
The statement has an asterisk, however, which is accompanied with small print that reads: “Available on PS5 at least six months earlier than any other format.”
Locking the massive PS4 user base out of DLC content when the PS5 is still so impossible to acquire for most, would be a very nonsensical move for Square.
They will also want the cash from PC and XBOX sales.
@Arnna I think that timed exclusive is referring to PC and box versions, not PS4. It should come to PS4, I think it's a kick to the gonads for everyone who paid full price for the PS4 version not to
be able to play it, but that's what it feels like. But w/ so many other PS5 games also coming to PS4 - seems like every game except R&C - I suppose it's possible. PS5 shortage seems to be changing some things.
It would be good if there's was an update where you can replay any main story and side quest mission in Ghost of tsushima. Such a great game so I wouldn't mind replaying my favourite missions over and over again.
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