Ghost Of Tsushima Is PlayStation’s Biggest Steam Launch

When the previously PlayStation 4 exclusive stealth title, Ghost of Tsushima, launched on July 2020, the title cemented itself as an instant classic. Now, with its recent PC launch, Ghost of Tsushima DIRECTOR’S CUT has successfully overthrown God of War (2018) as the most successful PlayStation Studios Steam release; with around 77,154 concurrent players on Steam.

Despite how impressive those numbers are, Ghost of Tsushima DIRECTOR’S CUT has yet to overthrow Arrowhead’s Helldivers 2, which despite its recent controversy is still one of Sony’s biggest games on PC – with nearly 12 million units sold across both Steam and PS5. Unfortunately, much like Helldivers 2, Ghost of Tsushima’s release has been marred by Sony’s policy of requiring a PlayStation Network Account to access online multiplayer and PlayStation overlay.

Ghost of Tsushima is likely not going to be the last PlayStation exclusive we’re going to see getting a Steam release, as executives at Sony have indicated that PC gaming plays a crucial part in maintaining the growth of PlayStation as a whole. Another sign that PC ports are likely to continue is due to the developers of Ghost of Tsushima, Sucker Punch, thanking the PC port specialists, Nixxes Software, which was acquired by Sony in 2021. In the tweet by Sucker Punch, the developer thanks Nixxes and said “your technical expertise has been invaluable in making our first-ever PC release a reality,”

Ghost of Tsushima DIRECTOR’S CUT’s success is just the latest in a long string of successful Steam releases from PlayStation and considering there is likely more on the way, there’s no telling what’s to come. Many fans have speculated that God of War: Ragnarok could be the next to receive the Steam treatment, which is very likely. There might also be hope for Bloodborne on PC – at least in our dreams!

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