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Ghost of Tsushima is PlayStation's biggest single-player PC launch to date

UPDATE: Only second to Helldivers 2.

Ghost of Tsushima on PC
Image credit: Sucker Punch/Nixxes

UPDATE 20/5/24: Ghost of Tsushima's numbers on Steam kept rising over the weekend, and the game has now surpassed God of War to become PlayStation's biggest single-player PC launch in terms of concurrent players.

Just yesterday, Ghost of Tsushima peaked at 77,154 players on Steam. That's 3625 more players than God of War's PC record, which sits at 73,529.

There is still some way to go before any PlayStation published game knocks Helldivers 2 off the top spot, however. The multiplayer juggernaut currently has an all-time player peak of 458,709 on Valve's platform.

Image comparing player numbers for Helldivers 2, Ghost of Tsushima and God of War on Steam
Image credit: SteamDB/Eurogamer

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ORIGINAL 18/5/24: Ghost of Tsushima Director's Cut is PlayStation's fourth-biggest launch on Steam in terms of concurrent players.

As noted by SteamDB, the highly anticipated PC port has had more simultaneous players than several notable Sony games since its launch on Thursday, 16th May, boasting a concurrent record of 61,453 at the time of writing.

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Only Helldivers 2, God of War, and Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered sport higher concurrent stats at 458,709, 73,529, and 66,436 players, respectively.

That means Ghost of Tsushima Director's Cut has debuted to a bigger concurrent count than other Sony games like Horizon Zero Dawn, Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection, and The Last of Us Part 1.

Ghost of Tsushima Director's Cut has been well-received, too, securing a "very positive" user review score as aggregated from over 6000 Steam reviews.

Earlier this week, Ghost of Tsushima Director's Cut developer Nixxes released a statement saying that the game's crossplay functionality - which controversially requires a PSN login on PC - will now launch with a "beta" label attached.

Legends, the game's cooperative online multiplayer mode, was previously assumed to be a fully-functional part of the upcoming PC release. Now, however, Legends is described as being "functional on PC at launch", but cross-play won't be automatic.

Originally, Ghost of Tsushima's developer Sucker Punch was forced to make clear that Steam players would not be required to sign up to PSN if they only wanted to play the Director's Cut's single-player campaign. But then – presumably due to Helldivers' decision to retrospectively add in a PC PSN log-in requirement, which went down so badly Sony was forced to u-turn on its original plansSteam began auto-refunding players who bought Ghost of Tsushima Director's Cut in countries where PSN isn't available. It similarly did not go down well.

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