Ghost of Tsushima Creators Justify PS5 Upgrade Requires Buying Expansion

The Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut PS5 features and the expansion “are closely interconnected,” says Sucker Punch.


Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut will arrive on PS4 and PS5 on August 20, but not without its share of controversy. Instead of offering the improved version of the game on the one hand and the expansion separately, Sucker Punch and PlayStation force owners of the original to acquire the Director’s Cut if they want to improve their game, which also requires another additional payment. A decision has not been liked at all by the players. Well, Sucker Punch now explains why we can’t improve the game without buying the expansion.

In an interview for Press Start, Creative Director Jason Connell justifies the decision to restrict the PS5 upgrade to those who purchase the expansion earlier. “Many fans wonder why it was decided to charge for the improvement to PS5 and limit it to the context of the Director’s Cut, when other games have offered free improvements on the new consoles,” asks the journalist of the aforementioned medium. To this, Connell explains the following: “The thing that people should know is that those functions that are so specific to PS5 , we have not worked on them as if they were a generic hardware improvement.”

“They are completely wrapped up in the expansion of Iki and the experiences of Jin [the protagonist] in Iki. They are closely connected to each other,” says the developer. “So that’s kind of the reason we don’t see [upgrade and expansion] as separate things. We really wanted the two to shine together . And that’s the main reason.” We remember that, to improve Ghost of Tsushima from PS4 to PS5, it is necessary to first buy the contents of the Director’s Cut for 19.99 euros, which includes the expansion, and then the intergenerational improvement for another additional 9.99 euros.

A rounded total of 29.99 euros to upgrade the game from PS4 to PS5, whether you want to get the expansion or not. Ghost of Tsushima on PS5 integrates new functions such as the use of haptic response and the adaptive triggers of the DualSense controller, as well as graphic improvements to 4K and 60 FPS, all of them limited to this Director’s Cut. And of course, it also offers the Iki Island expansion, which promises to be as long as Act 1 of the game. If you haven’t tried the PlayStation exclusive samurai adventure yet, here’s the Ghost of Tsushima review.

Source: Press Start

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