Ghost of Tsushima Reveals PlayStation Network Sign-In Requirement on PC amid HELLDIVERS 2 Controversy

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The PC version of Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut, a definitive port of Sucker Punch’s 2020 action-adventure game from Nixxes Software, will require a PlayStation Network sign-in on PC before players can access all of the game’s features, including multiplayer, developer Sucker Punch Productions has confirmed. News of the requirement comes amid a larger controversy regarding HELLDIVERS 2, one in which Steam users were being forced by Sony to sign into PlayStation Network before being able to play the popular shooter from Arrowhead Game Studios.

The word from Sucker Punch:

  • “Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut on PC is launching in 13 days!”
  • “Just so you are aware, A PSN account is required for Legends online multiplayer mode and to use PlayStation overlay. It is not required to play the singleplayer game.”
  • “It is not required to play the singleplayer game.”

The clarification came following criticism from players:

A PC features trailer for Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut

Experience the complete Ghost of Tsushima DIRECTOR’S CUT on PC, featuring all additional content released to date.

Press outlets have noted:

This exchange happened on Friday, May 3, two days before Helldivers’ Arrowhead Studios reversed its policy requiring a PlayStation sign-in on Steam. What’s unclear at this moment is if Ghost of Tsushima will follow suit or if Sony will make it a requirement from the outset rather than adding it months later like Helldivers 2 tried to.


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