Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut has been officially revealed.
We all knew it was coming since it was spotted on the ESRB’s rating site a little while ago, but now we have confirmation of what’s coming our way this August 20th. As we expected, the Director’s Cut includes a range of PlayStation 5 enhancements but, available on both PS4 and PS5, it will also add a new island.
The new island is called Iki, where, to no-one’s great surprise, Jin is drawn into a new battle. The Iki content will include new content and new characters. On top of that, a patch is also on the way for Ghost of Tsushima, which will add more accessibility features.
The patch, as you might expect is free, but you’re going to have to pay to get the director’s cut content, which will be available on both PS4 and PS5. It’ll cost you $19.99 to upgrade to the PS4 Director’s Cut if you own the vanilla PS4 version. If you want to upgrade from the PS4 Director’s Cut to the PS5 Director’s Cut it’s $9.99. And to go from the standard PS4 version to the PS5 Director’s Cut, it’s $29.99. Finally, if you want to buy the PS5 version from scratch, it’s a whopping $69.99.
Is that fair? Not exactly. It’s not that we object to paying for the extra island because we certainly had a lot of fun with the original. But it looks like the only way to get Ghost of Tsushima’s PS5 upgrade, which includes 3D audio, haptic feedback, all the PlayStation 5 hallmarks, is to pay for it. And when so many other games have had free upgrades, it doesn’t sit quite right with us.