When Ghost of Tsushima first launched, it received huge plaudits for how beautiful it is - and that was on PS4. So, imagine how stunning it might look on a PS5.
While Ghost of Tsushima first launched as a PS4 exclusive in mid-2020, this was before the PS5 existed. With the PS5's higher resolutions, improved frame rates, haptic feedback and ray tracing, a PS5 version is a mouth-watering prospect for any fan of Sucker Punch's GOTY nominee.
Here's a look at the future holds for the samurai series.
Is Ghost of Tsushima on PS5?
Thanks to the backwards compatibility of the PS5, the PS4 version of Ghost of Tsushima is playable on the new console. What's more, the PS5 automatically enhances it.
The PS4 Pro version runs at 1080p and 30fps, while the PS5 gives you 60fps and 1800p resolution. This is without the game undergoing any particular reworking specifically for the PS5.
While you can play the enhanced PS4 version on the PS5, that is not the same as saying that there is a bespoke PS5 version of Ghost of Tsushima with a unique SKU or any further benefits. At the time of writing, such a thing does not exist.
But does that mean there are no plans to release an upgraded version? Well...
Ghost of Tsushima PS5 Version
It seems a new version of Ghost of Tsushima is not far off, following reports that ESRB has rated Ghost of Tsushima: Director's Cut. The Director's Cut is rated for both PS4 and PS5.
This follows rumours that a new expansion/DLC, tentatively named Ghost of Ikishima, is also set to release in the future.
Previously, Sucker Punch started advertising for roles that some thought indicated that a sequel is in the pipeline.
Unfortunately, at this point, these breadcrumbs are all we have. Having said which, the enhanced performance of the PS4 game on the PS5 is already a significant improvement. If you already own the original, and have managed to get your hands on a PS5, what do you need to do to get the benefits of the improved graphics? Let's have a look.
How to get Ghost of Tsushima free PS5 upgrade
At the moment, the upgraded PS5 version offers some graphical and performance improvements. And it is beautiful. So if you've been 'slumming' it on a PS4, how do you get these enhancements on your PS5?
The answer is, insert your PS4 game disc (or download your digital copy) install your game, and your PS5 will do the rest. The upgrade happens without you needing to do anything special, because the console does the work for you. It's really more of a patch than a full-blown upgrade. But the results are stunning.
Whether we will see a completely remastered PS5 edition in the future, only time will tell...