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It looks like Sucker Punch has started hiring for its next project, and given the incredible success of Ghost Of Tsushima, it's hard not to imagine a PlayStation 5 sequel is on the way.
Sure enough, the job listings themselves specifically cite familiarity with traditional Japanese culture and history as a favourable quality in the ideal candidate. The ads, as spotted by VG247, are for a narrative writer and associate outsource artist. Unless we're getting a very different kind of Infamous reboot, I reckon it's safe to assume that Ghost Of Tsushima is getting a sequel.
The narrative writer overview confirms that the candidate will be developing open-world stories, and needs experience with AAA games. It also specifically mentions knowledge of feudal Japan history, which is something of a giveaway. Likewise, the associate outsource artist would ideally demonstrate "interest or familiarity with traditional Japanese culture and aesthetic".
Without giving anything away, there are plenty of different paths a follow-up to Ghost Of Tsushima could take. The recently released Legends expansion certainly proves as much, as it steps away from the purely historical focus of the main game to embrace Japanese mythology. It's not clear if a full sequel would go down this route, but it's fun to imagine what it might do.
In our review, we actually weren't all that impressed with Ghost Of Tsushima. That's not say we hate it - we're a big team with lots of differing opinions, after all - but there are definitely ways a sequel could build upon the fairly generic open-world structure and side missions of its predecessor. It'd be great, for example, if every single damn quest in Ghost Of Tushima 2 didn't involve going to save someone only to find that they've already been murdered.
Whatever Sucker Punch does with its follow-up to Ghost Of Tsushima, I'm pretty excited. Love or hate the game, there's absolutely no denying that it was one of the most visually stunning games of this generation. If the team can do that with the aging PS4 hardware, I cannot wait to see what they do with the PS5.
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