Ghost of Tsushima took the stage as the opening game shown for PlayStation at Paris Games Week. The lone samurai story set in feudal Japan is set to come to PlayStation 4 exclusively from Sucker Punch Studios, mostly noted for the inFamous series. Most recently inFamous Second Son and its standalone DLC inFamous First Light. It appears the studio is stepping out of the super power world they had been so notable for and setting its sights on one of my most favorite times, feudal Japan.
Here you will get to play as a Samurai in a truly open world environment. Something that Sucker Punch is well “inFamous” for, pardon the pun. The developers stated after the show that they really focused on bringing the game to a full open world experience to allow the player to control the game how he/she see fit. This is something that they have done so well in its previous series. No release date or timeframe has been set as of yet but we will definitely be following this story as it develops. Sucker Punch has stated that they’ve been working on this game for the past 3.5 years so it shouldn’t be too far off from the sounds of it. I for one cannot wait to get this game in my hands.
The one thing that I really enjoy about the PlayStation is that they aren’t afraid to step out of their comfort zone. They don’t relegate their teams to a single successful IP and run with that. Instead they allow the creative freedoms within and this has fostered some of gaming’s most memorable experiences from Naughty Dog with The Last of Us, Guerrilla Games with Horizon Zero Dawn, to the revamping and new time frame set in God of War from Sony Santa Monica. It’s truly amazing to see what these well-known developers for certain IPs can come up with when thinking of something new.
This definitely stole the show for me but I would love to hear what your favorite showing was. Leave it in the comments down below where we can delve a little deeper in the best and worst of Paris Games Week for PlayStation.