What a year it has been! As we approach the first anniversary of Ghost of Tsushima, we are so grateful for the outpouring of love that has been sent to us since its release. It means a lot to see how Jin’s story has resonated with all of you, and we feel incredibly lucky to have such dedicated and supportive fans.
We’ve thought a lot about how to expand Jin’s story, and we’ve also spent the last year carefully studying all of his feedback on how we could improve the experience of playing Ghost of Tsushima. We’ve been working hard on a new edition of the game, which not only includes a new chapter in Jin’s journey, but also some new updates that are a direct response to some of the most requested features from the community.
We are pleased to announce that on August 20 we will launch Ghost of Tsushima Director Cut on PS5 and PS4 consoles. This new edition comes packed with not only the original game and every piece of bonus content we’ve sold to date, but also a new adventure for Jin along with a ton of new features that we’re excited to reveal.
If you are a history buff, you might know that in addition to Tsushima, the neighboring island of Iki was also invaded during this time period. Today we are excited to reveal that an entirely new chapter in Jin’s journey is approaching and taking place in Iki. In this new story, Jin travels to the island to investigate rumors of the presence of a Mongol. But soon, he finds himself embroiled in events with deeply personal interests that will force him to relive some traumatic moments from his past.
We will have more to share about Iki’s story soon, but today we can confirm that beyond a completely new storyline and new characters, this new island also features tons of new content including new environments to explore, new armor for Jin as well as your horse, new minigames, new techniques, new types of enemies and much more. There are even new animals to pet!
On both platforms, Director’s Cut will also offer new trophies to unlock for new Iki content.
A breathtaking view from the island of Iki
Exclusive PS5 Features
While Director’s Cut players on both PS4 and PS5 will be able to experience Iki Island content, PlayStation 5 players will have access to some additional new features.
We’ve heard your feedback on the lack of Japanese lip syncing in the original version of Ghost of Tsushima, and it’s something we worked hard to address in this remake. Thanks to the PS5’s ability to render cinematics in real time, scenes from Ghost of Tsushima and on Iki Island on PS5 will now offer lip sync for Japanese announcers.
We are also pleased to confirm that Ghost of Tsushima, Ghost of Tsushima: Legends, and the new Iki Island expansion will take advantage of haptic feedback and adaptive triggers from the Director’s Cut. There will also be 3D audio * improvements on PS5, as well as dramatically improved load times, 4K resolution options **, and frame rates targeting 60 FPS.
Previous screenshots of Ghost of Tsushima on PS5
Transferring your progress
If you already have Ghost of Tsushima on PS4, you can transfer your save to PS5 to pick up where you left off. For new players, new Iki Island content will be available starting in Ghost of Tsushima Act 2, after they have made their way to the Toyotama region.
Jin explores beautiful Iki Island
In addition to the Director’s Cut, anyone who already owns Ghost of Tsushima will be able to download a patch that contains some new updates. Again, many of these updates are directly due to the constant stream of feedback that you have been providing us since launch, for which we are very grateful.
All players will receive a patch with some new accessibility options for alternate controller skins, as well as the option to enable a target lock during combat. And for the person who tweets us all the time asking for an option to hide their quiver during gameplay: yes, we’ll add that too!
Finally, for fans of Ghost of Tsushima: Legends, we will also release some new updates, including an entirely new mode that we are excited to detail in the coming weeks. All updates to Ghost of Tsushima: Legends *** will be available at no additional charge to owners of any version of Ghost of Tsushima on any of the platforms.
Pre-orders and upgrades
Ghost of Tsushima Director Cut It will launch on August 20 for $ 69.99 on PS5 and $ 59.99 on PS4.
You will be able to pre-order digitally from the PlayStation Store or physical versions from various retailers. If you pre-order at participating retailers, you will receive a mini digital soundtrack with tracks from the original Ghost of Tsushima, as well as two new songs from Iki Island, and a digital art book featuring a selection of Ghost of Tsushima art such as as well as 10 new pieces of Iki Island concept art.
Pre-order on the PS Store anytime before launch and you’ll have 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 Cut launches on. August.
Jin pauses to practice his flute on Iki Island.
If you already have Ghost of Tsushima on PS4:
- You can pre-order an upgrade to Director’s Cut on PS4 for $ 19.99 USD. This update will be available from August 20.
As of August 20:
- If you purchased Director’s Cut PS4, you can upgrade to Director’s Cut PS5 at any time for $ 9.99 USD
- You can also upgrade directly (from the original Ghost of Tsushima PS4) to Director’s Cut on PS5 for $ 29.99 USD
Additional details on updates will be available on the PlayStation Store closer to launch.
Thanks again to everyone for making this year so special. We are looking forward to sharing more about Iki Island with you soon!
* 3D audio with stereo headphones (analog or USB)
** Requires 4K screen
*** A PlayStation Plus membership is required for online multiplayer. PlayStation Plus membership is subject to a recurring subscription fee that is automatically charged until cancellation. Age restrictions apply. Full Terms: play.st/PSPlusTerms