Sucker Punch tries to justify its pricing policy on PS5

Taking advantage of the witness passing between two generations of consoles, the longest in the history of our young industry, Sony brings out one of the latest exclusives of the PS4 on its new machine, sometimes not without attracting criticism from certain players, who taste very little of a second release only a few months after the original. They are not at the end of their (bad) surprises.

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Barely a year after its launch on Playstation 4, Ghost of Tsushima will take the PS5 by storm in a Director’s Cut version, the pricing policy for the less fussy. And if some questions could still remain about the relevance of a new checkout, an interview with the pundits of Sucker Punch published by our colleagues in Press Start Australia finalize their plans.

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To benefit from the haptic feedback or the 3D audio promised by the announcement of this revised and corrected version, it will therefore be necessary to go back to the cash register, a choice that raises many questions in the face of other titles of the same magnitude, which offer free switching from one generation to another, even if it means paying for an extension of in-game content. In an exercise of communication and balancing act that we can imagine skilfully repeated, the artistic director Jason connell starts :

It’s important for people to know that these new features are really PS5-specific, we didn’t think of them as simple hardware updates: they are completely enveloped in the Ikishima expansion, as connected to each other. . That is why we did not consider them separately: we wanted them to be able to express themselves in concert.

That’s said, and the developers of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Final Fantasy VII Remake, and colleagues find that the free update from one version to the next and its free haptic features don’t seem to have been given the same care. than those of Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut. Well, hey.

Remember that if Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut will arrive on PS4 and PS5 on August 20, owners of the original will be able to buy the extension alone for 19.99 euros, or upgrade to the full version on PS5 for 29.99 euros. Those who fall for the Director’s Cut edition on PS4 but end up migrating to PS5 will have to pay 9.99 euros.