Sucker Punch’s Ghost of Tsushima is set to release on August 30, 2019. And with it, a new age of open world gaming has been hinted at by the devs. As its coming out later in the year, it is suspected that Ghost of Tsushima will be the last of Sony’s installments until the fabled PS5. So what can we expect from Ghost of Tsushima.
Where are We Headed?
Ghost of Tsushima takes us to the year 1274 during the mongol invasion of Japan. A beautiful world is set ablaze as the fires of war ravage the once peaceful island of Tsushima.
Tsushima is a land of dense forests and open fields. Respected clans of Samurai must protect what they hold dear and come together against the invading mongol army.
From the looks of the game, and from the dev team itself, it looks like Ghost of Tsushima is a labor of love. The devs traveled all the way to Japan to research the setting of the game. And lets not forget that Sucker Punch did give us legendary games like InFamous 1 and 2.
They did a good job at creating an ubran jungle with New Marais and Empire City, which makes me excited to see how Sucker Punch will handle a setting that is more grounded in reality. They will also have to compete with likes of Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption 2 since it’s story mode has one of the most realistic and immerse open worlds in gaming history.
However with the the clips featured on the Ghost of Tsushima live stream, the attention to detail and immersive nature of the game seem be all there. Fire crackles as embers float energetically around a war-torn battlefield. The scenery of this game is truly something special.
However, when it comes to making a world that is prized for its immersion, there is a dilemma when balancing it with the core gameplay mechanics. Red Dead actually struggled with this as the controls were more or less, a little clunky in relation to the world. It will be interesting to see how Sucker Punch balances immersion with the gameplay mechanics to create a seamless experience.
Are you excited for Ghost of Tsushima?!