The creator of Ghost Of Tsushima is hiring for new people to work on a game set in feudal Japan, as work on a sequel already begins.
We’ve given up being surprised at how often companies give away what they’re working on via something as mundane as a job ad, but today’s reveal is that Sucker Punch are already hiring for people to work on Ghost Of Tsushima 2.
The job ads don’t mention any names but they’re after a Narrative Writer who has a, ‘Desire to write stories set in feudal Japan’ – which is a bit of a giveaway really.
They’re also hiring for an Associate Outsource Artist who they’d like to have ‘an interest or familiarity with traditional Japanese culture and aesthetic’.
It’s possible what these new hires would be working on is just DLC, but that seems unlikely given the game has just had a major new free update, in the form of the excellent Legends multiplayer mode.
There’s been no hint of any story DLC so far and if there was to be an expansion, you’d expect that to be underway already with current staff.
Given the game’s success a sequel is guaranteed either way but the only clue as to what setting it might have is the reference to feudal Japan, which is a rather large slice of history that lasted from 1185 to 1600.
Ghost Of Tsushima was set in 1274, which is unusually early for most samurai fiction, especially in games, and before the codifying of the bushidō code in the 17th century.
The idea of ninja also did not exist in any recognisable form until the 15th century and given the direction the original game’s story took it may be that the sequel will attempt to portray the early history of the concept.
That’s just speculation but the fact that there will be a sequel, and that it’s probably already in development, doesn’t seem in doubt.
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