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Ghost Of Tsushima Will Be Playable On Steam Deck, But There's A Catch

Plus, here's when the game will launch on PC, according to your global location.


Ghost of Tsushima: Director's Cut is officially slashing its way onto PC this month, and for anyone looking to experience the open-world samurai game on Steam Deck, there's mostly good news. Sony's PC porting studio Nixxes has confirmed that Ghost of Tsushima will be playable on Steam Deck--and "similar" handheld gaming PCs--but only for the single-player campaign and its Iki Island expansion.

The Ghost of Tsushima: Legends co-op multiplayer mode won't be playable on that system due to it requiring Windows to access PlayStation Network integrated features. This has led to a strange situation where the game has been listed as "Unsupported" for Steam Deck.

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Nixxes didn't clarify if the multiplayer mode would function on Steam Deck competitors like the ROG Ally or MSI Claw, which run on a Windows 11 operating system. Nixxes added that it has "worked extensively to optimize performance and deliver the best possible experience" on these devices and it explained how Legends will include cross-play between players on PS5, PS4, and PC.

"Legends will be functional on PC at launch, but you won't be automatically matched with players on different platforms," Nixxes wrote in a Steam blog. "Cross-play will launch in beta, meaning you can try it out by inviting your PlayStation Network friends."

Launch times have also been finalized for Ghost of Tsushima's May 16 release, and depending on where you are in the world, you can expect the game to unlock at the following times this week:

Ghost of Tsushima: Director's Cut PC launch times
Ghost of Tsushima: Director's Cut PC launch times
  • 8 AM PT
  • 11 AM ET
  • 4 PM BST
  • 5 PM CET
  • 1 AM AEST (May 17)

Ghost of Tsushima will be the first PlayStation Studios title on PC to make use of the new PlayStation overlay function, an interface designed to add more PlayStation elements to that platform. This is completely optional, but using it will allow players to earn Trophies, just like on PlayStation consoles. While you won't need it for single-player, Ghost of Tsushima will require a PSN account for its multiplayer. Sony had originally attempted to make this mandatory for Helldivers 2, but the resulting backlash saw it reverse course on that decision.

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