The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) has filed a rating for Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut, which effectively reveals the existence of a new PS4 and PS5 version of Sucker Punch’s hit game ahead of any official announcement.
The ESRB’s newly published rating reveals that Sony Interactive Entertainment has submitted a game called Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut for rating, and that it is available on both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. Beyond that, little else can be learned, as once again, Ghost of Tsushima has been rated M for Mature, and the rating summary for both the original game and this Director’s Cut version is identical.
There is one strange element; the rating states that there are ‘In-Game Purchases’ but only for the PlayStation 4 version. It’s unclear what this means, as Ghosts of Tsushima on PS4 does not feature microtransactions. The other note in the description states ‘Users Interacts’ on both PS4 and PS5, presumably pointing to the Legends multiplayer mode that was added to the original game a few months after launch. At a guess, the in-game purchase on PS4 maybe a PS5 upgrade, but it remains to be seen exactly what the ESRB means by this, or if they are mistaken.
In other news from Sucker Punch’s samurai game, Ghost of Tsushima has been picked up for a movie adaptation, and the game won the Player’s Voice Award at last year’s Game Awards. Sucker Punch is, of course, owned by PlayStation, which recently also acquired Returnal developer Housemarque