Ghost of Tsushima will be released for the PS5 in the foreseeable future. While the official confirmation is pending, the ESRB has made a relevant age rating. Ghost of Tsushima was leaked as Director’s Cut for PS4 and PS5.
The ESRB’s rating summary does not reveal what has changed compared to the original. However, you can expect the usual improvements, including nicer and higher-resolution graphics, better performance, shorter loading times, and the use of the exclusive DualSense features.
The ESRB description does not provide any surprises. There it says among other things (small spoiler warning): “Players use samurai swords, poison darts, and arrows to battle enemies in third-person melee-style combat. Some attacks result in dismemberment/decapitation of enemy soldiers, often accompanied by large blood-splatter effects. Players can also perform assassination kills (e.g., neck stabbing, sword impalement) to dispatch enemies quietly.”
The rest of the description also makes it clear that Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut is not for the faint-hearted contemporaries: “Cutscenes depict additional acts of intense violence: a soldier lit on fire and beheaded; bound civilians lit on fire and burned at the stake; a decapitated man’s head held up towards the screen.”
And it gets worse: “The game also depicts a man’s exposed b*ttocks as he bathes in a hot spring. The word “sh*t” appears in the game,” said the examiners.
According to rumors circulating on the internet, a standalone Ghost of Tsushima expansion called Ghost of Ikishima will also be released later this year, so it is quite likely that it will appear in this Director’s Cut along with other improvements or additional content will be included.