There’s been a lot of talk in the video game industry lately about Xbox exclusives going to other platforms, and as always, it’s a very controversial topic (and we discuss it on my latest Game Night! podcast).

I’m generally sympathetic to the idea of ​​exclusives being “timed” or having some kind of advantage for the home platform (like an Xbox game being free with Game Pass but not free on PlayStation). Exclusive games are definitely a way for a business to lock in a customer base and make money. Again, if you launch the game on only one platform, you will have fewer consumers.

This has been the thinking of Microsoft for years now, with Xbox titles being released simultaneously on both console and PC. I always thought it was wrong. But Sony’s alternative – releasing titles exclusively on the PlayStation for many years – was also a mistake.

When it comes to console exclusivity, Sony has settled on what I’d call the “sweet spot”: Release exclusive titles only on PlayStation and release them on PC a year or so later. Which way does it lead us? nightmare of tsushima A game that launched in 2020 that I believe deserves Game of the Year for its PlayStation competitor, The Last of Us Part II.

Now, obviously, it’s been over a year between then and now, but we’re finally getting it Ghost of Tsushima After it’s released on PC, PS4 and PS5, it’ll get a Director’s Cut in 2021, the same version that PC players will get. if they purchase the game on Steam.

Considering we don’t have any real news about this upcoming PC release, it’s surprising to see how soon the game will come out with a release date of May 16, 2024. Not every PC release goes smoothly for Sony Our last I leave in a really bad situation, but I hope Ghost of Tsushima is a hit. I think PC gamers will really enjoy the open world gameplay, beautiful graphics and Japanese setting, and a really engaging battle system. It looked like a game Assassin’s Creed In Japan, however, more has happened (although I think Assassin’s Creed fans will enjoy it too).

The story takes place in 13th century Japan during the Mongol invasion. You play as Jin Sakai, a samurai on a desperate quest against a formidable foe. This is pretty fun! And if you’re watching Shogun right now (it’s great) it’ll make for a great game after the series.

The PC version of the game has some advantages, such as:

  • Unlocked frame rate and extended graphics options.
  • Support for ultrawide and super ultrawide, as well as triple monitor support.
  • NVIDIA DLSS 3, AMD FSR 3 and Intel XeSS support. NVIDIA Reflex and DLAA are also supported if you have a compatible GPU.
  • They actually added Japanese lip sync to this version, and since it’s better to play with Japanese subtitles, that should be a nice touch.
  • You can use a controller or mouse and keyboard. Haptic feedback will work as intended on PlayStation DualSense, as will adaptive triggers.

So this is good news in a world full of other species.