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Steam, Epic, and GMG are canceling pre-orders for Ghost of Tsuima PC in non-PSN countries

Steam, Epic, and GMG are canceling pre-orders for Ghost of Tsuima PC in non-PSN countries

Ghost of Tsushima It only requires linking a PSN account for the Legends multiplayer mode, a requirement exempted from the single-player campaign, and the game developer has done its best To say in a recent post. Steam, Green Man Gaming, and the Epic Games Store all had disclaimers stating the same thing. In theory, this means that if you don’t care about multiplayer modes, you can still play – but in practice, consoles are now removing the game.

You will receive a refund for a previously purchased game – Ghost of Tsushima. The publisher of this game now requires a secondary account to play parts of this game – this account cannot be created from your country.

Here’s an example with Green Man Gaming:

Frustrating as it is Tsushima It feels cut and dry compared to that Hell Divers 2. Earlier this month, Sony announced that it would add mandatory PSN account linking to Hell Divers 2, which has already been available for purchase in non-PSN countries for about three months. Steam was soon restricted as the game could only be sold in countries where PSN was available. The players were not happy.

After a review bombing campaign that saw Steam’s rating for the game down from “very positive” to “very negative” in a matter of days, Sony has backed away from the change. However, Steam has not removed the selling restrictions.

Then yesterday, three more countries – Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania – It has been added To Steam’s list of restricted countries for sale. Arrowhead CEO Johan Bilstedt said on Discord that he was not told about the newly added areas, and only learned about them through the game’s Discord community.

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Screenshot by Sean Hollister/The Verge

He later said that this was due to Valve noticing an administrative error, and that the countries should have been there from the beginning.

Screenshot by Sean Hollister/The Verge

Pilestedt said he is trying to convince both PlayStation and Valve to back off the sales restrictions. This decision by Sony seems reasonable, given the current situation Ghost of Tsushima On multiple play store platforms. However, since neither Sony nor Valve has responded to this the edgeAsked for comment on this situation, it’s impossible to say with certainty whether this is true, or whether stores are removing Sony games on their own.