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Business standalone Ghost of Tsushima: Legends contains "In-Game Purchases" according to ESRB

are you ok with Ghost of Tsushima : Legends featuring MTX


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Bartski

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The biggest post launch update to Ghost of Tsushima multiplayer mode drops tomorrow, containing 2 new Nightmare Survival maps, new Nightmare challenge mode for parts of RAID, and "RIVALS" a brand new 2vs2 PvP mode with some rumored major overhauls to class balance, a ton of new unlockables, new upgrades and more.



Many fans including myself consider Legends probably the most substantial 100% free DLC update to any Sony 1st party release ever. A game mode containing zero MTX while being what seems like a perfect platform for it.

Now having reached the status of a standalone release (out 03.09) it looks like this is due to change - the just published ESRB rating for the game clearly outlines "In-Game Purchases (PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5)", none of such were present in Legends up until this point.


While it makes perfect sense and shows a great promise of future development and sustainability of the project, it is also concerning as such features have never been mentioned by Sony or Sucker Punch as of now.

In his review of Legends SkillUp called it the multiplayer mode putting other games like The Avengers to shame. Let's hope that whatever future there is planned for it now - it will stay that way.
 
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Gameplaylover

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I mean it's just 20 bucks, right? If it's not p2w or game-related stuff, let Sony grab some kid's pocket money for stupid cosmetics.
 
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Cosmetics: Cool! Make cool stuff and I might pay for it. Like in Uncharted.

Gameplay stuff: Yeah... After the shit show that was TLU mp... I am out.

New stages: Like Destiny expansions... I might be interested.
 
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Bartski

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Honestly, I don't mind that much either. I would really like to see this mode / standalone game to thrive and keep delivering content with proper maintenance and updates.

I have a feeling this might be about both cosmetics and in-game currency, especially "honor" that is tough to grind and you need it to re-roll item stats while making builds. We'll soon find out.
 

crozier

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Are we sure MTX isn’t being patched into the full version too? I need to know which to get.
 

elliot5

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maybe the in-game purchase is to unlock the full game in case you played the MP only edition and wanted the full package rather than MTX
 
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Bartski

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maybe the in-game purchase is to unlock the full game in case you played the MP only edition and wanted the full package rather than MTX
that's a good point, but not sure if ESRB uses the same terminology if it relates to an in-game version upgrade. No idea.
 

JoeBudden

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if you own the base game yeah but this whole thing is Legends is made standalone as a $20 option for those that don't own Ghosts

Yeah you guys are right.

I'm curious though, who is honestly going to buy the standalone if they don't want the full game lol. Id be curious to see the sales numbers on the standalone in 6 months.
 

elliot5

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that's a good point, but not sure if ESRB uses the same terminology if it relates to an in-game version upgrade. No idea.
Miles Morales offered a choice to upgrade to the enhanced edition with Spider-Man Remastered didn't it? Doesn't look like ESRB labeled that as having in game purchases so maybe my theory is trash
 
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Bartski

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Miles Morales offered a choice to upgrade to the enhanced edition with Spider-Man Remastered didn't it? Doesn't look like ESRB labeled that as having in game purchases so maybe my theory is trash
 

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Of course.... this is Jim Ryan's PlayStation!!

He is increasing prices for users on PS, making as much cross-gen as he can, putting games on PC, closing down studios, opening mobile studios and pushing cloud gaming..... of course MTX will be in most of what he oversees at PlayStation.

Guy is just looking at profit, doesn't give a FUCK about the brand or its legacy.
 

SLB1904

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Of course.... this is Jim Ryan's PlayStation!!

He is increasing prices for users on PS, making as much cross-gen as he can, putting games on PC, closing down studios, opening mobile studios and pushing cloud gaming..... of course MTX will be in most of what he oversees at PlayStation.

Guy is just looking at profit, doesn't give a FUCK about the brand or its legacy.
Dude don't look under your bed at night. Jim is there!
 

Bo_Hazem

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The biggest post launch update to Ghost of Tsushima multiplayer mode drops tomorrow, containing 2 new Nightmare Survival maps, new Nightmare challenge mode for parts of RAID, and "RIVALS" a brand new 2vs2 PvP mode with some rumored major overhauls to class balance, a ton of new unlockables, new upgrades and more.



Many fans including myself consider Legends probably the most substantial 100% free DLC update to any Sony 1st party release ever. A game mode containing zero MTX while being what seems like a perfect platform for it.

Now having reached the status of a standalone release (out 03.09) it looks like this is due to change - the just published ESRB rating for the game clearly outlines "In-Game Purchases (PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5)", none of such were present in Legends up until this point.


While it makes perfect sense and shows a great promise of future development and sustainability of the project, it is also concerning as such features have never been mentioned by Sony or Sucker Punch as of now.

In his review of Legends SkillUp called it the multiplayer mode putting other games like The Avengers to shame. Let's hope that whatever future there is planned for it now - it will stay that way.

I'm not sure if there will be any MTX. But for LEGENDS to live for years to come it needs constant support and MTX so you would get free DLC's and more events and modes. I honestly think MTX done right are good for such games, it even helped Assassin's Creed a lot and they've offered so much content for free.
 
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