Revealed during Paris Games Week 2017, Ghost of Tsushima instantly joined the ranking of Death Stranding and The Last of Us Part II as some of the biggest future PS4 exclusives.
Since the gameplay reveal during Sony’s E3 2018 press conference, we haven’t seen or heard much regarding the game as the team in Bellevue, WA continues to work on the game. On March 29th, 2019 Sucker Punch Productions posted a rather interesting job listing on various job hunting websites searching for a ‘Narritive Writer’ for their newest IP, Ghost of Tsushima.
Here’s some information from said listing:
Story development, game dialogue, and general narrative contribution. The ideal candidate will have previous success as a game writer, outstanding dialogue skills, an excellent understanding of story and game structure, experience in a writers’ room setting, and a passion to tell great stories in an open-world game.
Write high-quality dialogue under tight deadlines for a diverse cast of characters who live in the world of 13th century Japan.
Work closely with content designers to write missions for an open-world game.
Contribute to other creative areas of the narrative including secondary game content, dialogue barks, and writing content for marketing materials.
A few days went by before anyone even noticed this, but boy did they. Once discovered the most negative of reactions immediately came to mind. Hell, one site even suggested that the game was in the early stages of game design when in fact it has been in-development since early 2015.
Another potential reason they could be hiring another writer? Perhaps they have big plans for DLC. The Witcher 3 has certainly changed the way devs look at single-player DLC content, that’s for sure. We know Sucker Punch feels the need to deliver on the scale of fellow PlayStation 4 exclusives.
Or hell, perhaps it has been delayed. Sony isn’t afraid to give their teams all the time they need to release a proper product. Days Gone was pushed all the way out of 2018. Concrete Genie which was originally a Spring 2019 title has been delayed until Fall 2019. Could this move have happened due to Sony giving Sucker Punch more time to finish Ghost of Tsushima???
We predict that we should receive some GoT information by the middle of this year. We shall see though. How about watching the gameplay reveal while we wait?