Ghost Of Tsushima: PS4's samurai epic leads 14-page cover feature in Official PlayStation Magazine

An image of Official PlayStation Magazine issue 172
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Ghost Of Tsushima, Sucker Punch's highly anticipated PlayStation 4 samurai epic, sneaks onto the cover of Official PlayStation Magazine (OPM) this month in a special 14-page look at the anticipated PS4 game, which - as we investigate - has been hotly-tipped as a next-gen PS5 title, despite no official confirmation from Sony

Ghost Of Tsushima is shaping into one of the best upcoming open world games. Blending together aspects of Assassin's Creed and Red Dead Redemption, this could be PS4's best new game. Coming just ahead of PlayStation 5's release date it also raises questions over Sony's approach to cross-generation releases.

We pose the question this issue: "It’s launching quite close to PS5’s ‘holiday 2020’ release date. If The Last Of Us’ PS3-to-PS4 remaster is anything to go by, might this be one of the earlier experiences we can try out again on the new hardware?"

Doom Eternal: We've played it!

Doom Eternal is played to death in OPM issue 172.

Doom Eternal is played to death in OPM issue 172. (Image credit: Future)

Going hands-on with Doom Eternal ahead of release proves this sequel is far more than a rehash of the original's best ideas. Adding platform puzzles, multiple locations from Hell to Heaven and in between reveals a shooter at the peak of its game. Read the full hands-on preview in the latest issue of OPM, on sale now.

Granblue Fantasy: Relink could be 2020's best kept secret.

Granblue Fantasy: Relink could be 2020's best kept secret. (Image credit: Future)

It could be the biggest RPG you've never played, as Granblue racks up over 25 million players in Japan. The phenomenon is heading to PS4 this year as Granblue Fantasy: Relink, and we're convinced it's a game everyone should scribble on their must-play lists. Co-developed by Platinum Games this action-RPG is shaping into a beautifully crafted, colourful adventure. Read our first-play preview in issue 172, on sale now.

Nier: Automata creator Yoko Toro interviewed

Cultures clash as Nier: Automata enters Final Fantasy XIV.

Cultures clash as Nier: Automata enters Final Fantasy XIV. (Image credit: Future)

The creator of Nier: Automata, Yoko Taro, speaks exclusively to Official PlayStation Magazine this month. Issue 172 sees Yoko Taro sit down with FFXIV's producer and director, Naoki Yoshida to chat about bringing the two worlds together in YoRHa: Dark Apocalypse.

Taro reveals his how he felt the first time he met the Final Fantasy legend: "I didn’t know what kind of person Yoshida-san was until this project, so I was a little scared. After meeting him in person, I could see that he was a hard-working and powerful person. He’d be my choice for a future president of Square Enix"

You can read the full interview in OPM issue 172, on sale now.

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Ian Dean

Imagine FX and Creative Bloq editor Ian Dean is an expert on all things digital arts. Formerly the editor of Official PlayStation Magazine, PLAY Magazine, 3D World, XMB, X360, and PlayStation World, he’s no stranger to gaming, either. He’ll happily debate you for hours over the virtues of Days Gone, then settle the argument on the pitch over a game of PES (pausing frequently while he cooks a roast dinner in the background). Just don’t call it eFootball, or it might bring tears to his eyes for the ISS glory days on PS1.