Ghost of Tsushima is out on July 17. SIE has started its marketing on social media platforms and it appears more footage might be shown in the coming days.
Sony has slowly started to promote the game on its official social media channels. While they are not necessarily sharing new footage, they are slowly building up hype around the game in the lead up to the launch.
In addition to this, we also get our first look at the start screen for Ghost of Tsushima. It was shared by Australian YouTuber Dan Allen although this appeared to feature an old build of the game. It is possible that the developers could have changed the start screen over time.
Shuhei Yoshida, who is the former head of Sony Worldwide Studios and currently heads the indie division at Sony Interactive Entertainment seems hopeful that this might be his game of the year 2020. He likely has hands-on experience with the game considering how it was in development under his leadership at the Sony Worldwide Studios.
I have a feeling that this will become my GOTY 2020.
— Shuhei Yoshida (@yosp) May 9, 2020
He shared this response in reply to a tweet by Justin Massongil, who works at content communication for Sony Interactive Entertainment.
Ghost of Tsushima was officially revealed with a gameplay demo at E3 2018. The game is being developed by Sucker Punch who previously worked on inFamous Second Son and its DLC First Light. It is their second game for PS4.
The game was originally set to launch in June but it was delayed along with The Last of Us Part 2. As a result of this delay, The Last of Us Part 2 took the June release date while Ghost of Tsushima was pushed to July 17.