Ghost of Tsushima is one of the most famous PS4 exclusives of all time. It is one of the last exclusives on the PS4, coming out in July 2020. For a bit of context, the PS5 was launched in November of that year. The game is the only open-world game set in the samurai age of Japan. It filled in quite some gaps by merging gameplay mechanics from franchises like Assassin’s Creed, added a bit of its flavor, and chose a fan-requested setting that Ubisoft never took up.
Ghost of Tsushima also takes huge inspirations from the samurai movies of the last century, with a dedicated filter to bring out the black and white aesthetic of those movies. It focuses on a samurai named Jin, whose family and town were burned down to ashes by Mongols in their conquest of Japan.
The game is one of the best games from 2020, and considering Sony’s current moves with porting a lot of their exclusives to PC, it seems obvious that Ghost of Tsushima would also make its way to the platform.
Will Ghost of Tsushima Come to PC?
Ghost of Tsushima seems to be coming to PC, but the question is when. We have had several leaks since the last quarter of 2021. But, to various gamers, the question of a Ghost of Tsushima PC port might sound absurd as the title was launched in July 2020.
Horizon Zero Dawn was launched in 2017 on PS4. A PC port came along in August 2022. God of War was launched in 2018. A PC port was released in January 2022. Uncharted 4 was launched in 2016, a PC port is supposed to launch sometime in mid-2022. Judging by these trends, the earliest we could expect a Ghost of Tsushima PC port is mid-2023.
But, Days Gone was released in April 2019, and a PC port saw the light of day as early as May 2021. Although, we have quite a few reasons for that. Days Gone was not a huge commercial success, plus a long development period already had disappointed Sony officials. Bend Studio’s fate would have gotten sealed if it wasn’t for the extreme love the PC gaming community showered on Days Gone.
Therefore, a Ghost of Tsushima PC port might happen, considering that the game wasn’t a huge commercial success either, much like Days Gone. Also, much of the hype surrounding the Director’s Cut of the game has already faded away, as it has almost been a year since its debut.
Add to these, Sony retracted the “Only on PlayStation” label from Ghost of Tsushima disc boxes as early as October 2021. We have seen this happen with titles like Days Gone and God of War in the past. The result was the PC port being declared within a few months later. That hints at the fact that a Ghost of Tsushima PC port might be publicized anytime now.
Recent Developments: Ghost of Tsushima Steam Key Listed on a Reputed Grey Market Vendor Website
Late last year, a Reddit user had noticed the Steam version of Ghost of Tsushima was listed on a reputed vendor’s website.
Although Instant Gaming is a reputable vendor, it is still a gray market website, so, don’t take this development for granted. Also, a release date of February 7th, 2022 sounds very vague as we are just a mere 9 days away from it. Sony hasn’t announced anything concerning a Ghost of Tsushima port to date. Further, since we just got God of War PC port as late as January 12th, 2022, and because Sony recently has suffered huge losses after the declaration of the Microsoft-Activision deal, a Ghost of Tsushima is not happening this quarter.
Will Ghost of Tsushima PC Come to Steam or Epic Games Store?
Sony has launched its PC ports on Steam consistently. Everything from Horizon Zero Dawn to Days Gone and God of War can be purchased through Valve’s online retail store. Also, Days Gone and God of War have made their way to the Epic Games Store. Horizon Zero Dawn also had been launched on the Store a few months after its Steam release, with an extended promotion period.
Thus, it seems extremely unlikely that Ghost of Tsushima would be made an Epic Games Store exclusive like Assassin’s Creed Valhalla or Watch Dogs Legion unless Epic Games decides to go all-cash and make another game exclusive to their store.
We are expecting the PC port to come sometime in mid-2022, as that time would mark enough exclusivity of the game on the PlayStation consoles. Also, the Director’s Cut will have had enjoyed over a year and a half of exclusivity, making it the ideal time to pump in more profit into Sony and Sucker Punch’s studios.