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News video games 11 May 2024, 05:07

author: Maciej Gaffke

Like Helldivers 2, Ghost of Tsushima on PC Was Pulled From Sale in More Than 100 Countries. Partial PSN Is Still a Problem

Days before its PC release, Ghost of Tsushima was withdrawn from sale in countries where the PlayStation Network isn't available.

Source: Sucker Punch Productions.

Another exclusive PlayStation title will make its release on PC in a few days - the highly acclaimed Ghost of Tsushima in the Director's Cut version. Unfortunately, Sony is persisting in pushing for the mandatory creation of a PlayStation Network account, preventing players from over a hundred countries where this service isn't available from experiencing the adventures of Jin Sakai.

  1. As reported by Sucker Punch studio, the PSN account in the PC Ghost of Tsushima will be partial. You aren't required to have it while playing in single-player mode, but it's necessary in multiplayer.
  2. Even though this account is only required in multiplayer mode, Sony still withdrew the game from sale in 177 countries where the PlayStation Network isn't available (the same was with Helldivers 2). Among them are countries like Egypt, Estonia, and Latvia (you can find the full list of countries directly on Steam).
  3. The situation becomes even more absurd considering that just the day before yesterday, Ghost of Tsushima for PC was available for pre-order in these "excluded" countries. People who have decided to preorder are currently receiving refunds.

So, it's unlikely that the community's victory over the Japanese giant in the case of mandatory use of PlayStation Network accounts in Helldivers 2 on PC will have an impact on Ghost of Tsushima. This example clearly demonstrates that the requirement for even partial PSN on PC remains a significant problem. This may come as a bit of a surprise, but by doing this, Sony is effectively excluding a large number of players worldwide from the game and, as a result, reducing its chances of achieving sales success.

Let's remind that Ghost of Tsushima will be released on PC on May 16, 2024.

  1. Ghost of Tsushima on Steam

Maciej Gaffke

Maciej Gaffke

At, deals with writing news. Graduated in Polish philology and sightseeing and historical tourism at the University of Gdansk, which is related to his other "non-game" interests - history, books, and travel. As for video games themselves - once a fan of FPS, now converted to action-adventure games. Also interested in fighting games (especially Mortal Kombat), RPGs, and all titles focused on single-player. From time to time, likes to play tennis, volleyball, or football. Proud resident of Pomerania and Puck.