Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut arrives on PS5 and PS4 consoles on August 20

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Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut arrives on PS5 and PS4 consoles on August 20

Explore the brand new Iki Island, plus PS5-specific enhancements like DualSense controller haptic feedback, Japanese lip sync, and more.

What a year it’s been! As we approach the one-year anniversary of Ghost of Tsushima, we are so grateful for the outpouring of love you’ve sent us since launch. It means so much to see how Jin’s story has resonated with all of you, and we feel incredibly lucky to have such dedicated and supportive fans. 

We’ve thought a lot about how to expand Jin’s story, and we’ve also spent the last year poring over all of your feedback about how we could improve the experience of playing Ghost of Tsushima. We’ve been hard at work on a brand new edition of the game, which not only includes a new chapter in Jin’s journey, but also some new updates that are a direct response to some of the community’s most-requested features.

We’re happy to announce that on August 20, we’ll be releasing Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut on both PS5 and PS4 consoles. This new edition comes packed not only with the original game and every piece of additional content we’ve sold to date, but a brand-new adventure for Jin alongside a bunch of new features that we’re excited to reveal.

Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut arrives on PS5 and PS4 consoles on August 20

Iki Island

If you’re a history buff, you may know that in addition to Tsushima, the neighboring island of Iki was also invaded during this time period. Today we’re excited to reveal that a whole new chapter in Jin’s journey is coming and will take place on Iki. In this new story, Jin travels to the island to investigate rumors of a Mongol presence. But soon, he finds himself caught up in events with deeply personal stakes that will force him to relive some traumatic moments from his past.

We’ll have more to share about the story of Iki soon, but today we can confirm that beyond a whole new story and new characters, this new island also features tons of new content including brand new environments to explore, new armor for Jin as well as his horse, new mini-games, new techniques, new enemy types, and much more. There are even new animals to pet!

On both platforms, Director’s Cut will also offer new Trophies to unlock for the new Iki content.

A stunning vista from Iki Island

PS5 exclusive features 

While Director’s Cut players on both PS4 and PS5 will be able to experience the Iki Island content, PlayStation 5 players will have access to a few additional new features.

We’ve heard your feedback about the lack of Japanese lip sync in the original version of Ghost of Tsushima, and it’s something we worked hard to address in this new release. 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.

We’re also happy to confirm that Ghost of Tsushima, Ghost of Tsushima: Legends, and the new Iki Island expansion will all take advantage of haptic feedback and adaptive triggers in the Director’s Cut. 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.

Above screenshots from Ghost of Tsushima on PS5

Transferring your progress

If you already own Ghost of Tsushima on PS4, you’ll be able to transfer your save to PS5 to pick up where you left off. For new players, the new Iki Island content will be available beginning in Act 2 of Ghost of Tsushima, after you’ve made your way to the Toyotama region.

Jin explores the beautiful Iki Island

Other updates

Alongside the Director’s Cut, anyone who already owns Ghost of Tsushima will be able to download a patch containing some new updates. Once again, many of these updates are directly thanks to the constant stream of feedback you’ve been providing us since launch, which we’re extremely appreciative of.

All players will receive a patch with some new accessibility options for alternate controller layouts, as well as the option to enable a target lock-on during combat. And for the person who tweets at us all the time asking for an option to hide your quiver during gameplay: yes, we’ll be adding that, too! 

Finally, for Ghost of Tsushima: Legends fans, we’ll also be releasing some new updates, including an all-new mode that we’re excited to detail in the weeks to come. All Ghost of Tsushima: Legends*** updates will be available at no additional charge to owners of any version of Ghost of Tsushima on either platform. 

Pre-orders and upgrades

Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut will launch on August 20 for $69.99 USD on PS5 and $59.99 USD on PS4. 

You’ll be able to pre-order digitally at PlayStation Store, or physical versions from various retailers. If you pre-order at participating retailers, you’ll receive a digital mini soundtrack with tracks from the original Ghost of Tsushima as well as two new songs from Iki Island, and a digital art book featuring a selection of art from Ghost of Tsushima as well as 10 new pieces of Iki Island concept art.

Pre-order at PS Store any time before launch and you’ll get access to download the PS4 version of Ghost of Tsushima immediately, so you can start experiencing the main game early and transfer your progress to pick up where you left off when the Director’s Cut launches in August. 

Jin pauses to practice his flute on Iki Island

If you already own Ghost of Tsushima on PS4:

  • You can pre-order an upgrade to Director’s Cut on PS4 for $19.99 USD. This upgrade will become available starting on August 20.

Starting on August 20:

  • If you bought Director’s Cut PS4, you’ll be able to upgrade to Director’s Cut PS5 at any time for $9.99 USD
  • You can also upgrade directly (from original Ghost of Tsushima PS4) to Director’s Cut on PS5 for $29.99 USD

Additional details about upgrades will be available at PlayStation Store closer to launch. 

Thank you again to everyone for making this such a special year. We can’t wait to share more about Iki Island with you soon! 

*3D audio with stereo headphones (analog or USB)

**4K display required

***PlayStation Plus membership required for online multiplayer. PlayStation Plus membership is subject to a recurring subscription fee taken automatically until cancellation. Age restrictions apply. Full terms:

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  • Everything about this screams amazing! Thank you so much Sucker Punch for the Director’s Cut, Ghost of Tsushima: Legends’s future updates and I can’t wait for what you will have in store in the future.
    You had me from the title, and I loved the cute “There are even new animals to pet!”

  • I’m looking forward to jumping back into this! Thanks a bunch for adding so many great features over the last year.

  • I own a physical copy am I gonna be able to pay 30$ for the ps5 upgrade? Or am I gonna have to pay a full 69.99? Cuz if I can upgrade for 30$ I’m cool with that but if they gonna make me pay 70$ because I own the physical copy of GOT I’m not gonna do the upgrade.

    • Obviously! You can just upgrade for 30$

    • Where do you see it says if you have physical copy you can upgrade? Also I can’t find it in the store when the trailer says preorder now.

    • “You can also upgrade directly (from original Ghost of Tsushima PS4) to Director’s Cut on PS5 for $29.99 USD”

      It doesn’t say anything about that being only the digital edition. I expect like any other upgrade, if you bought it from the store it will just work – if you own it on disk, you’ll need the PS5 with the disk and you’ll need to insert the disk to validate the ownership and purchase the upgrade.

      At that point, it starts to matter which edition of the PS5 you own.

  • Bring it to PC.

  • THANK YOU, so happy to see this confirmed. And so close!

    The only downside is no mention of LOD improvements in the PS5 version, game has such incredible vistas that could be simply breathtaking if it wasn’t for a drop of asset detail at distance.

    • I don’t know what’s up with them lately they keep giving us real fans the finger I doubt they will charge their precious PC crowd this when they screw us and bring it to PC

    • killah_casp – seriously? Come on, that’s not even close to reality. How is SP giving anyone the middle finger? It sounds like you’re more willing to give THEM the middle finger because you don’t value their work.

  • £10 extra to upgrade on ps5? Great! Owned every console except vita and get lumped with what feels like a £10 idiot tax.

  • $70 for a game I already paid $60 just to upgrade! Lmao no ty, MONEY HUNGRY I see, ps4 owners SHOULD have a free PS5 update

  • Why can’t we order it now?

  • This is very cool! However, I would love to have seen the Iki Expansion be standalone content as opposed to DLC to the main game.

    I know it’s difficult to accommodate so many permutations, but I (and I think others) went from a physical-based PS4 collection and switched to a fully-digital PS5 collection (via the Digital Edition). I own GoT (PS4) on disc, but would love to play the new Iki expansion by itself digitally on PS5. Something like: you can import your PS4 GoT save and get access to your gear, but you would be limited to the Iki expansion area and missions.

    I’d even pay a bit more (around that $30 mark) if the Iki Standalone came with the Legends multiplayer client. So:

    Standalone Edition (Limited to Iki Expansion + Legends Mode) for $30. Can be purchased via the PS Store, and can import PS4 save data for access to your character skills and gear but that’s it. Paying $30 vs $70 for a game I’ve already played a ton of and platinumed just for the new Iki expansion may be the difference between buying it or not – which is a shame because it’d be great to check the Iki content out!

    • I can see people’s frustration with the physical vs digital format. It would be nice if Sony did a software check and offered some remedy. Buuuuuut… I also understand that is very easily faked and they could be frauded out of a ton of money. I know they could do a disc check and require it to be in the platform at the time of playtime, but that is hard to do now that they have a disc-less version of the hardware. I think that screws people over more than anything.

  • I hope that by the marketing lines used in the trailer, article and tweet of “dynamic 4k”, “4k resolution” etc. you don’t mean the ps4pro era marketing term of dynamic 4k which meant checkerboard to say that the game on PS5 will be the exact same not even 4k, 1800p checkerboard upscaled to 4k that it is right now on the PS4Pro version on BC on PS5, I hope that if you’re going to ask for a paid upgrade, you at least took the time to upgrade the resolution to actual native static or dynamic 4k instead of keeping the same old low res blurry reconstruction failure artifact checkerboard, you know since games like FF7 Remake gave us practically FREE whole remasters at NATIVE 4K, I’ll be waiting on the DigitalFoundry review on this one to see the resolution before buying, I will NEVER buy again a game that uses checkerboard resolution in 2021 and forward on PS5

  • LegoshiBeastMode

    It should be a free upgrade. If FF7 Remake and other games can get free upgrades why not GoT.

  • Locking the upgrade to the Expansion is the part that stings. I bought a PS5 through all the BS of stock issues with the main reason of playing this game at its best. I never bought a PS4 PRO. To now be a few months after I bought this game. I will now have payed more for the game because I purchased this game in April instead of August.

  • Take my $$$

  • Please clarify the following:
    -If you’ve already played through the ps plus collection version- what is the cost of the ps5 upgrade to the directors cut?
    – can you buy the iki expansion for ps5 stand alone?
    I am definitely interested in playing through the iki expansion on ps5 day one and would certainly welcome any enhancements. If you count the ps plus collection as owning it then you got yourself a preorder sight unseen. You’ve earned it after the main game

  • Does anyone know how to find it in the PlayStation store? I don’t see it. The trailer said preorder now.

  • How much is it in the UK though ?

  • Can anyone confirm if the Iki Island expansion will be ON the discs for the Directors Cut? I’d love to physically own the most complete version of this masterpiece if possible! Can’t wait to go back to it!

  • Just charge me $10 more so that I pay the same $70 price tag that all the new players will pay instead of $20 more than them just for already owning the game.

  • This is a good Old game. It’s actually too expensive for people that will play it for the first time and really really expensive for the ones like me that would want to upgrade from PS4 to PS5. I can wait 2 months to pay less in a promotion that obviously will come because of bad sales. Thanks

  • If I own the digital deluxe edition, will I he getting the expansion for free? Or am I going to have to pay for it?

  • No more am I buying PS4 games if they’re going to have a PS5 upgrade at a cost. Spent $70 for digital deluxe edition to still spend $30 extra for the PS5 experience. PS5 version should be free without the Iki Island content for PS4 owners. 4K 60FPS but no mention about a 120 FPS option. Kind of disappointed with the upgrade. The new content is interesting. I might reconsider if the game will have a 120 FPS option patch one day.

  • I was very excited.It’s great.

    Just a question, isn’t there a PlayStation event?

  • REALLY SONY, 10 USD FOR AN UPGRADE??????????????????????? THIS SUCKS!!, seriously you are now giving us a BIG reason to not buy any more Play Station games at launch!!! Why I would buy a game in its launch day if months later it will be available a superior version??? From now I won’t spend any more money when a game launches day one, IT’S NOT WORTH IT.

  • Pleasant Surprise, can’t wait! Wait are there not any Graphical upgrades, Textures? terrain quality/water maybe? I understand this is DLC also on PS4 and the Base game is included for 70USD but Sony needs to start eating the cost of upgrading PS4 to PS5 as a free upgrade. Most People will gladly pay for DLC expansions but not “Versions” especially if it does not get a drastic Visual upgrade. PS4 purchase should entitle you the PS5 upgrade, If smart they would charge $30 for DLC and give free upgrades for everyone. I am fine with paying for more of this great game, I just dont think quality of life cost need to fall on the consumers. big lack in consistency how version of games get updates to new hardware, please streamline it PlayStation. It could be a good addition to PS Plus features to ensure your games are the best version even through backwards compatibility titles (Microsoft does it for free) no one loves double dipping. I’m just echoing the frustrations of the consumer, even though its not my person problem. 4A games just gave almost a complete “Remake” engine enhancements and delivered a free Ray Tracing upgrade for PS5 Metro Exodus, there needs to be someone to bridge this disconnect like a strand system

  • I have been waiting for something like this to replay the game. Time to fire up my newgame+ save and once more experience my favourite open world game of all time.

  • $30 upgrade, yall are nuts.

  • So what will happen with trophies if we transfer progress from PS4 to PS5 version and we already got the platinum?

  • Those extra 10$ for PS5 owners are abussive. That’s the reward for your early adopters? Meantime, publishers and dev’s complain about people waiting to not pay full price at launch. But the people who actually does support you, get reckt with this policies. With a game is not 1 year old. You should consider if you really want to charge all the “best year in history” PR in the back of your public.

  • If I get the PS5 physical version will the Iki Island expansion be on the disc or a download voucher? I hope the former.

    • Usesoap — you got to play the game a year ago. They “paid you back” by releasing an awesome online pack for FREE.

      At this point you just sound greedy. Insultingly so.

  • AMAZING! I’m so happy to see new features come to the game. Is there any chance you can replay missions in the game without making an entirely new save as well?

  • Might be worth it in $ but it won’t be in £

  • I love this game and spent nearly my whole summer last year in Tsushima, and was incredibly excited for this announcement. However, now seeing that I’d have to pay for the game again (at least $30 for ps5 upgrade) after dropping coin on the collector’s last year during the pandemic (where money was tight) I kinda feel insulted. Seriously? Even EA, of all companies, makes these upgrades free. I’m sorry but $30 is too steep. I might have spent $10, $15 max to upgrade but no way for $30. I’ll wait until this is free on PS+. Really disappointed in both Sony and Sucker Punch, as they’ve always been really good to fans. Can’t believe a day came where EA and Xbox nickel and dime us less. Sony’s really getting a bad look lately with microsoft gamepass offering so much for such an affordable price, while they’re out here hawking year or two old “upgrades” at $30 a pop.

  • Amazing! please make a physical version with the dlc included on disc.


    I’m thrilled that this expansion and the updates are happening. HOWEVER, the lip sync issue is an oversight or shortcut by the developers and the fix should NOT be part of the paid upgrade. That seems shady.

    I hope those that make these decisions agree and reverse course and release the sync fix as a free update for PS4 and PS5 players.

  • I wish they could offer the expansion as a stand alone game, similar to Uncharted. I’ve finished the game and sold it, I don’t want to buy it again just to experience the expansion.

  • That’s great

  • It makes sense. You got to play GoT for a year, and they further made the game more valuable by adding a FREE online expansion last year. Asking for $20-30 is more than reasonable. Sucker Punch has proven they make expansions worth the price of admission. They have earned the payback.

  • Where can start pre-order ???

  • Sucker Punch and Ghost of Tsushima stay winning. Best game of 2020 makes a comeback for the title in 2021.

  • I have the game on ps5.

    Do I have to buy the whole game again to get the expansion and everything else for ps5 or can I just upgrade to it for 20 dollars since I own the ps4 version on ps5 and its digital, can I upgrade it to that since I own the digital?

    • You can get the DLC for the ps4 version for $20. The game and DLC will not be PS5 upgraded with dualsense support and other perks, but it will still run on the update that made it run super smooth on PS5. So $10 more for a “true PS5” experience

  • This is great, but I feel like the deluxe edition isn’t being taken into account… paying 20$ for an upgrade to the Director’s Cut is fine, for those with the standard edition. Literally the only difference between the Deluxe Edition and the Director’s Cut is the Iki island.
    I’m my opinion owners of the Deluxe edition should pay less for the expansionist even get it for free, specially since the Deluxe edition is 20$ more than the Standard one…
    But besides of that pricing concern, it looks great and I can’t wait, even though I don’t have a PS5. I hope the team at Sucker Punch gets to read this comments

  • I really appreciate all the hardwork that goes into not just making a playstation game that is memorable and substantial for each generation but im thankful that playstation has avoided games as a service. Which I see GAAS it as somewhat shallow gameplay and easy game fatigue.
    So far with PSstudios we arent expected to play 1 game like Destiny for 7 years and ruin our backlog of games. Instead we get some truly innovative stuff every year PSstudios moves the line inch by inch on this marathon of industry leading games.
    You can still support sony games and sucker punch if you dont buy it day one, just wishlist and wait for sales like everyone else. In the meantime enjoy your other games ;)

  • Shouldn’t there be a price difference for upgrading from PS4 Standard Edition vs Deluxe Edition!?

  • Very disappointed to need to pay for things that should be as free ps5 patch after paying for the PS4 version, things like fixed lipsync, fast loads, dualsense features should not sell as a dlc.

  • Can’t wait haven’t played this yet so I’ll get this

  • If I have Ghost of Tsushima already on PlayStation 5, do I need to buy the new copy for $70? I don’t see an option to pay for the Director’s Cut upgrade at all.

    • The PS5 edition launches on August 20th as the Director’s Cut. Right now, the PS4 version has been updated to run smoother on PS5. It will cost $20 for the DLC and then $10 more for a PS5 version of that game/DLC. Or you can go all in at $30 for PS5 Director’s Cut upgrade for your PS4 version.

  • Yeah, not gonna lie–these upgrade paths are pretty meh. I’m not asking for free DLC by any means because I appreciate all of the hard work from SP, but having to pay $30 just to be able to access the DLC on a newer console is iffy when there’s at least a dozen games that upgrade the base game for free.

  • Matsudaira – you can get from under my comment spouting this nonsense. You already said something similar to usesoap71.

    30 dollars more might be reasonable, if the cost for the full DC was 79.99 instead of 69.99 but it’s not.

    So early adopters are being screwed over by having to pay more because we supported at release.

    That doesn’t make sense, no matter how you try to spin it.

    And it’s bad business, because you best believe people that feel the same way aren’t going to buy this expansion out of principle until a price cut, and won’t buy their next game, or many others, during the release window, if this is going to be the outcome.

  • I suppose that if we upgrade from PS4 disc version directly to PS5 version of Director’s Cut we will be able to play Director’s Cut on a PS4, too. Otherwise it would be better to do a “two stage” upgrade.😉

  • Buy Ghost of Tsushima Day 1: $60 and then buy Director’s Cut PS5 upgrade: $30 = $90

    Buy Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut for PS5: $70

    Buy Ghost of Tsushima on sale a year later: $40 and then buy Director’s Cut PS5 upgrade: $30 = $70


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