A Few Things You May Need To Know Before Purchasing Ghost Of Tsushima Director’s Cut
Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut will be releasing on the 20th of August this week. If you don’t know, the Ghost of Tsushima was released on the 17th of July in 2020, a little over a year ago. This means…that yes, Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut is (or can be) a DLC. If you’ve never played Ghost of Tsushima before, don’t worry this contains NO SPOILERS. Ghost of Tsushima is an action-adventure RPG set in 1274, during a Mongolian invasion on the Japanese island of Tsushima. You play as a resident named Jin Sakai who join the rest of the island’s army to rebel against those who invaded their island. Now, Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut is based around Jin facing his traumatic past at Iki Island.
Now that you’ve gotten a little run down, what are the little extras you should know?
1. Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut IS A DLC.
First, it’s important to understand that Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut IS A DLC (Downloadable Content). That’s right. Some of you may be thinking ‘obviously, like DUH’, but you’ll be surprised at the number of people who are ready to go and buy the full package instead of the DLC alone unbeknownst to the fact that the original Ghost of Tsushima is included in that package. This means if they are someone who is new to PlayStation or happen to be buying a gift for someone that is already in possession of the Ghost of Tsushima, they make think the Director’s Cut is a new game altogether.
2. How The DLC Works For Each Console
- If you own Ghost of Tsushima on your PS4 and get a PS5, you can easily upgrade to the Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut on PS5 for an additional cost (around £30).
- If you own the Ghost of Tsushima DIRECTOR’S CUT on your PS4 and get a PS5, you can easily upgrade to the PS5 Version of Ghost of Tsushima DIRECTOR’S CUT for an additional cost (around £10).
- If you own a PS4 disc copy of either game, it has to be inserted every time you want to play the PS5 version or the Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut DLC.
- If you own the Digital PS5 you WILL not be able to get discounts as you do not have a slot to enter the disc.
3. Exclusive Features For The PS5
Both PS4 and PS5 players will be able to have fun with the Iki Island content however, the PS5 players will gain access to a nice number of additional brand new features. Sony has said “Thanks to the PS5’s ability to render cinematics in real-time, cutscenes in Ghost of Tsushima and on Iki Island on PS5 will now offer lip sync for Japanese voice over. There will also be enhancements to 3D audio* on PS5, as well as drastically improved load times, 4K resolution options** and framerates targeting 60 FPS”.
Sony have also mentioned these features:
– “Dynamic 4K resolution targeting 60fps (requires compatible 4K TV or display).”
– “DualSense™ wireless controller haptic feedback and adaptive trigger resistance.”
– “3D Audio with stereo headphones (analogue or USB).”
-” Lip sync for Japanese voiceover.”
– “Ability to transfer PS4 saved progress to PS5 game.”
4. New Achievements to Be unlocked
If you are a gamer that likes collecting trophies and achievements in your favourite games and you’ve maxed out all the achievements for Ghost of Tsushima, you’ll be happy to know that you can earn some more achievements with the Director’s Cut for the new Iki Island content. This is good to know, as that means we’ll have a lot more to do other than complete the main objective of the DLC.
5. You May NOT be Able To Play Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut Right Away
If you are a new player and have not started or completed the Ghost of Tsushima, you will not be able to play it right away. You will have had to reach up to the beginning of Act 2 in the Ghost of Tsushima after you’ve made your journey to the Toyotama region, before the new content is available for you to play.
Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut Edition includes:
– “Iki Island expansion.”
– “Legends online co-op mode.”
– “Digital mini art book.”
– “Director’s commentary.”
– “One Technique Point.”
– “Charm of Hachiman’s Favour.”
– “Hero of Tsushima Skin Set.”
That’s everything you need to know, at least for someone who is leaping into this franchise or anyone who needs a little reminder. For you collector’s out there or if you want a physical copy to play and to keep away for safekeeping, why not get one here?
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