The PS5 is still just a little over a year old, so obviously, we’re not even close to the point where we begin seeing exclusives that take full advantage of the hardware. But while we wait for that, developers have been taking the opportunity to go back to older games from the PS4 generation and bring them to the more powerful new console, or to release cross-gen titles whose PS5 versions might not be leaps and bounds above their PS4 counterparts but do still offer meaningful improvements. Whether its free upgrades, those cross-gen titles, or paid remasters and re-releases, there’s been a few games that have done that quite well, and here, we’re going to talk about some of them.
GHOST OF TSUSHIMA
Ghost of Tsushima is the sort of game that will likely be a visual spectacle no matter how old it gets, because though its no slouch in the technical department, its gorgeous art style is what really makes it shine. Even so, that technical department did get a significant touch-up with Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut on the PS5. Experiencing its stealth and combat in 60 FPS while also getting to enjoy the natural beauty of Tsushima and Iki island in 4K is one of the most breathtaking experiences we’ve had on the PS5 yet. Then there are the loading times, which have seen like a 400% improvement… in that they’re now a second long, as opposed to the already-incredibly quick four seconds they took on the PS4. Go ahead and use those extra three seconds well- maybe follow another songbird through the forest for a couple more seconds than you would have otherwise.