Ghost of Tsushima’s Steam Tenure Off to the Worst Possible Start

Steam is already starting to send refunds for Ghost of Tsushima.

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  • Ghost of Tsushima has been removed in countries without the PlayStation Network.
  • Steam is sending out refunds for players who pre-ordered the game.
  • Sony is sabotaging its own games by implementing the latest mandate.
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Ghost of Tsushima is the latest PlayStation first-party title to receive a PC port treatment and it is off to an awful start. Sony may have backed down on the PSN requirement for Helldivers 2, but the samurai video game is another victim of the publisher’s meddling.

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Players were eager to play the game on PC and pre-ordered it on Steam, but was later removed in countries that are unsupported by the PlayStation Network. It is upsetting to see a game being locked away due to the restrictions that players have no control over.

Steam Is Refunding Players Who Pre-ordered Ghost of Tsushima

Ghost of Tsushima was removed in countries without the PlayStation Network and Steam sent out refunds.
Ghost of Tsushima was removed in countries without the PlayStation Network and Steam sent out refunds.

Sony was adamant about having PC players create or link an active PSN account with the purpose of moderation for online multiplayer games like Helldivers 2 which is understandable. However, this video game has a massive single-player story and players will be unable to access it because of region restrictions.

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Creating a PlayStation Network account is a hassle since players will need to present various requirements that can be stolen once their accounts are linked. Fans of the game are already upset about the need to create a PSN account but some are unable to make one at all.

It seems like Sony has learned nothing from the previous controversy with Helldivers 2 and Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut is taking a massive hit because of it. Some are encouraging players to pirate the video game which is unethical.

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This could draw the attention of the publisher and force them to reconsider this requirement or expand the coverage of the network. Horizon Forbidden West Complete Edition was ported to PC and was cracked after the first 30 seconds when it went live.

This is precisely why Sony will never go for a same-day release with their flagship console and PC with Helldivers 2 being the exception. The PlayStation Network requirement will leave players in unsupported regions with no choice but to resort to illegal methods to gain access.

Sony Is Sabotaging Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut on Steam

Ghost of Tsushima was a highly requested game by fans to be ported to PC and they got what they asked for with some caveat.
Ghost of Tsushima was a highly requested game by fans to be ported to PC and they got what they asked for with some caveat.

Initially, PlayStation was meant to implement a new overlay system that would allow PC players to cross-play with console players seamlessly. Among the benefits of this new feature would be trophies being synced with the PS5 trophy list and players can access their friends list and join a lobby.

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Perhaps the publisher does not want to waste this feature in unsupported regions and abandoning them is a much more viable option. Removing the game from digital storefronts rather than coming up with a solution is a headscratcher for some.

Sony has shown no remorse and a total lack of empathy and consideration for players rather than coming up with a solution for these players. The company chose to abandon the players which is a reflection of the priorities of the gaming company.

What are your thoughts about Steam sending out refunds for Ghost of Tsushima pre-orders? Let us know in the comments section below!

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Written by Rouvin Josef Quirimit

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Rouvin is deeply fascinated by pop culture media ranging from comics, movies, TV shows and especially video games with a rich narrative.