The Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut is essentially the complete edition of the game. It is releasing on both the PlayStation 4 and 5, with both an option to upgrade digitally or buy it physically.
The Iki Island Expansion
The main feature being brought to the table is the Iki island expansion which will launch simultaneously with the Director’s Cut. It will bring Jin, the protagonist of the base game, to the island of Iki, a neighbouring island of Tsushima. It sounds as if the DLC will be packed with new content, so we’ve listed below everything they’ve confirmed so far:
A brand new story
A whole new island to explore
Armour for both Jin and his horse
It sounds as if there will be new variations of the content found in the base game. So, for those who have platinumed the base game or even just played it to death at this point, the Iki island expansion will likely freshen up your experience. They’ve also confirmed that there will be new trophies for the Iki island expansion.
PS5 Exclusive Features
Thanks to the capabilities of the PlayStation 5, the Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut will include exclusive features for the console. These include:
Proper lip-synching for the Japanese voice over
It will take advantage of haptic feedback and adaptive triggers
Enhancements to 3D audio
“Drastically” improved load times
4K resolution options and framerates targeting 60 FPS
It is worth noting that you will be able to transfer your progress between the PlayStation 4 version and the PlayStation 5 version.
There will be a patch launching alongside the Director’s Cut version which will improve various facets of the game based on player feedback. These improvements include target lock-on in combat, the ability to hide your quiver, and accessibility options for controller layout. There will also be updates to the multiplayer mode Legends. This includes a whole new mode, although there aren’t any details on that just yet.
Release Date & Price
Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut will launch on August 20th for $69.99 on PlayStation 5 and $59.99 on PlayStation 4. However, if you already own the base game, then you can upgrade to the Director’s Cut for $19.99. If you pre-order the game at participating retailers, you’ll receive a digital mini soundtrack featuring music from both the base game and the DLC as well as a digital artbook with art from both the base game and DLC.