Buckle up for an Epic 18-Minute Dive into PS4 Exclusive Ghost of Tsushima

Posted in: Gaming News
May 12, 2020 8:24 PM UTC

Sony is hosting a special State of Play episode on Thursday. There won't be any PS5 news - just 18 minutes of Ghost of Tsushima gameplay.

  • Sony announced a special State of Play episode dedicated to Ghost of Tsushima.
  • The “extended look” at gameplay footage will air this Thursday at 4 pm ET.
  • The episode won’t feature any PlayStation 5 news or updates.

Sony revealed today that it is putting the finishing touches on a special episode of State of Play. Don’t get too excited; it won’t feature any news about the PlayStation 5. But it will give us a long-awaited closer look at PS4 exclusive Ghost of Tsushima.

Extended Look at Ghost of Tsushima Gameplay

Source: Twitter

Set to air this Thursday at 1 pm PT/4 pm ET, the episode promises a deeper look into the game than anything we’ve seen to date.

Those that tune in can expect brand new Ghost of Tsushima gameplay footage with a focus on combat and exploration. Sony says the episode cut currently tallies up to a tantalizing 18 minutes.

Similar to past State of Play shows, Sony will broadcast the episode on the official PlayStation Twitch and YouTube channels.

Everyone will be a tad wary about promises of gameplay after Xbox and Ubisoft’s very public bait-and-switch last week, but we’re hopefully looking at the real deal here.

No PS5 News

Given Sony’s proclivity to drip-feed announcements, it would have been too much to expect a Ghost of Tsushima reveal and news about the PS5. | Source: Sucker Punch/Sony

Sony did clarify what the next of State of Play wouldn’t be. Doing so will presumably preempt the speculation that naturally comes with every announcement from the Japanese giant.

In a PlayStation.Blog post sharing the news, Sony sets the tone for the episode, making it abundantly clear that the broadcast won’t feature any PlayStation 5 news – Sony is dedicating the entire State of Play to Ghost of Tsushima.

Sony explains:

And just to be clear — there won’t be any PS5 news or updates in this episode, just a big, beautiful look at Sucker Punch’s PS4 open-world epic.

Regardless, a Ghost of Tsushima deep dive is sure to delight would-be fans. Aside from a handful of trailers, Sucker Punch and Sony have revealed very little in terms of fleshed out details.

The relative secrecy around the title hasn’t hindered anticipation for Ghost of Tsushima. But there’s an appetite for a proper look at what the game has to offer.

An extended look at the game in-action should shine some much-needed light on what players can expect once Ghost of Tsushima lands on its rescheduled July 19 release date.

This article was edited by Josiah Wilmoth.

Thomas Bardwell @TomBWrites

UK-based video game writer. Contact: thomas.bardwell[at]ccn[dot]com

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