Ghost of Tsushima PC Cross-Play Will Launch With a Beta Label Attached

PlayStation reversed course on the unpopular decision to require a PSN login for the Steam version of Helldivers 2, but headaches remain for Ghost of Tsushima on PC, which is set to release later this week.

In a post published on X / Twitter, developer Nixxes Software announced that Legends — Ghost of Tsushima’s cooperative multiplayer game requiring a PSN login — will be functional on PC at launch, but won’t automatically match players on different platforms. Instead, cross-play will carry a beta tag.

“Cross-play will launch in beta, meaning you can try it out by inviting your PlayStation Network friends,” the post reads. “We would love your feedback as we continue to make adjustments in the weeks following launch!”

What this means for the future is unclear. In the wake of the Helldivers 2 debacle, Sucker Punch clarified that the online portion of the PC release would require a login, but that the single-player would not. Despite that, the purchase of Ghost to Tsushima on Steam is currently restricted in numerous countries where PSN is unavailable. In response, Steam has begun auto-refunding players in affected countries.

Ghost of Tsushima is the latest PlayStation game to make its way to PSN, and the first to introduce a new overlay that includes trophy support and other perks. However, the backlash against Helldivers 2’s PSN requirements has apparently forced PlayStation to reconsider its plans for the platform.

“We’re still learning what is best for PC players and your feedback has been invaluable,” PlayStation wrote at the time.

We should get a clearer picture of what the future holds when Ghost of Tsushima launches on PC on May 16. In the meantime, check out our column from earlier today asking a simple question: Where are all the PS5 games?

Kat Bailey is IGN’s News Director as well as co-host of Nintendo Voice Chat. Have a tip? Send her a DM at @the_katbot.

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