The tech heads over at Digital Foundry have taken the time to examine Ghost of Tsushima on PS5. The PS4 exclusive doesn’t have a full ‘upgrade’ on Sony’s current-gen system, but a relatively simple performance boost gives it a serious edge, as detailed in the video that we’ve embedded above.
Putting the game through its paces on PS5, Digital Foundry reports that Ghost of Tsushima sticks to a buttery smooth 60 frames-per-second pretty much without fail. This is compared to the title being capped at 30 frames-per-second on PS4 and PS4 Pro.
Perhaps the most interesting part of this is that the game didn’t receive a specific PS5 update. Instead, the title just detects that it’s running on a PS5 and unlocks the frame-rate automatically, taking advantage of the console’s additional power.
As such, the game’s graphics options stay the same even if you’re playing on PS5, offering a choice between frame-rate and resolution. However, as Digital Foundry points out, utilising the frame-rate mode on PS5 is a waste of time, as the resolution mode gives you a rock solid 60fps anyway, complete with a much sharper image.
Having said all that, Digital Foundry does dig a little deeper into what a full PS5 upgrade could do for the game. Indeed, aside from the frame-rate boost, this is still the same game that can be played on PS4 — nothing else has changed. It’ll be interesting to see whether Ghost of Tsushima ever gets a proper remaster. We certainly wouldn’t be against it, given how incredible the game looks to begin with.