Ghost of Tsushima 2’s release in 2024 remains unconfirmed, yet hopeful

Despite official silence, fans eagerly anticipate the potential return of Jin Sakai in Ghost of Tsushima 2 this year. Rumors and the game’s growing franchise potential have led to the hope for a 2024 release.

The year 2020 saw the rise of a formidable samurai, Jin Sakai, in the critically acclaimed “Ghost of Tsushima.” The PlayStation exclusive captivated players with its stunning visuals, immersive open world, and unique blend of traditional swordsmanship with forbidden ninja techniques. With nearly 10 million copies sold and a shelf adorned with accolades, fans naturally yearned for a sequel.

Naturally, fans eagerly await the next chapter in Jin Sakai’s journey, but a recent statement from Sony Interactive Entertainment seemed to dash their hopes. In October 2023, company CEO Hiroki Totoki announced that no major franchise releases from Sony were planned for the fiscal year ending March 2025. This seemingly ruled out a 2024 release for Ghost of Tsushima 2, leaving fans disappointed.


However, game insider Jeff Grubb suggests unannounced games from established IPs are coming this year. This ignited speculation among Ghost of Tsushima devotees, with many interpreting it as a hint towards a possible 2024 release for the sequel. Yet, caution is advised. Grubb’s statement remains ambiguous, and he hasn’t explicitly mentioned Ghost of Tsushima 2. Furthermore, some argue that “Ghost of Tsushima” doesn’t qualify as a “major franchise” yet, considering it only has one game under its belt. This interpretation would reconcile Grubb’s statement with Sony’s official announcement.

The game’s success and enduring popularity suggest strong demand for a sequel, and Sucker Punch, the developer, has expressed interest in exploring Jin Sakai’s story further. However, it’s crucial to manage expectations and approach any rumors with a healthy dose of skepticism until an official announcement is made.

Until concrete information emerges, fans can only hope that Jin Sakai will unsheathe his katana once more in the near future.