Ghost of Tsushima

Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut Is The Next PlayStation Exclusive Heading to PC, Launching on May 16

It was rumoured that we would get news on Ghost of Tsushima‘s PC port this week. Sony confirmed the news in a PlayStation blog post, announcing that the game will launch on PC through Steam and the Epic Games Store on May 16th. The port was developed by PlayStation Studios’ PC Port house, Nixxies, in collaboration with the game’s original developer, Sucker Punch.

The PC launch will be the Director’s Cut version, meaning alongside the base game, PC players will have additional access to the game’s Iki Island expansion and Legends, Ghost of Tsushima‘s multiplayer mode. The blog post details the 2020 PlayStation exclusive’s PC enhancements like “unlocked frame rates, a variety of graphics settings and presets, and customizable mouse and keyboard controls.” Additionally, Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut on PC will support “fully optimized for 21:9 and 32:9 resolutions and even supports 48:9 resolutions for triple monitor setups.

PC players who have never picked up Ghost of Tsushima on either PlayStation console are in for a treat as they will play as Jin Sakai, a samurai who takes up arms during the Mongolian invasion of Tsushima Island in 1274. The historical samurai setting is heavily inspired by Japanese history and the traditions of samurai cinema, so much so that Sucker Punch added a black-and-white cinematic mode that draws on the influence of legendary filmmaker Akira Kurosawa, known as Kurosawa Mode. We even got to review the game when it was launched.

Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut is a great addition to any library on PlayStation 5. Sucker Punch gives us the definitive version of PlayStation 4’s culminating achievement. Exploring more of Jin’s backstory and adding depth to his character is a good improvement. Whether you’re playing the campaign for the first, second, or third time, then, you’ll enjoy the DualSense implementation added by Sucker Punch. If you’re looking for more content, Iki Island can be considered shochu. At the same time, the main campaign is sake — the tales of Jin Sakai flourish with a satisfying expansion,” Bobby said in our Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut review.

Ghost of Tsushima‘s PC release marks the first time a Sucker Punch game has ever been officially released on PC, as the studio has always been focused on releasing their games on consoles, even dating back 26 years ago with their first game, Rocket: Robot on Wheels on the Nintendo 64. That may not be all the Ghost of Tsushima news we’ll get this year, as while no new entries of major PlayStation exclusive franchises will be released in the next fiscal year, Ghost of Tsushima‘s heavily anticipated sequel is rumoured to be announced this year. Plus, a movie of the original game’s story is in development.