Sucker Punch Talks Ghost of Tsushima Map Size and Content

Ghost of Tsushima is reportedly very big, and Sucker Punch says it's full of things to do.

Yesterday, we reported on some new information about Ghost of Tsushima, including GoT Director Nate Fox's comment that the island is bigger than it seems. Now, IGN is reporting the game is actually the biggest Sucker Punch ever created.

Sucker Punch Creative Director Jason Connell said GoT's size is both "in the amount of stuff that's in it and also just sheer landscape, square footage-wise." The game version of Tsushima is modeled after the actual island of the same name, though Connell said it's not meant to be "a one-to-one recreation."

Apart from making the general environment feel realistic, Connell said Sucker Punch's goal was making sure the world has enough in it to satisfy completionists and those who want just the story. It's "a world big enough that has both those opportunities. People that can just play story and people that can go get lost in the environment."

So it sounds like concerns over Ghost of Tsushima being a pretty-but-empty world are unfounded at this point.

Connell also touched on the process of creating distinct environments. Since Ghost of Tsushima has no waymarks, Sucker Punch wanted to give players memorable areas to act as mental markers. There's the Golden Forest shown in last week's State of Play, plus a bamboo forest and swamp area. But Connell didn't tell IGN how many biomes we can expect.

Still, Ghost of Tsushima's July 17 release date isn't that far off, so we'll know soon enough.

The full story is over on IGN. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Ghost of Tsushima news as it stalks through the night, and check out our Ghost of Tsushima pre-order guide if you haven't secured your copy already.


Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.

Games Ghost of Tsushima Genres ActionRPG Platforms Playstation 4 Tags action
Published May. 20th 2020

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