Sucker Punch Productions and Sony Interactive Entertainment announced that the work on developing Ghost of Tsushima is done and the game is ready for shipping, one month ahead of release.
Ghost of Tsushima's release date was set to July 17, 2020, and it seems like there are no more obstacles for it at this time. The developers announced that the game has gone gold on Twitter, noting the product is "the culmination of years of hard work" which is also the reason why they can't wait to get it in players' hands on the previously announced release date.
For those that may not be familiar with the term, when a game goes gold it means that the master disk is sent for replication, after which the copies will be ready for sale. Normally, the term is correct for the physical copies but in the video games industry, it also means that the digital ones are ready for distribution.
Ghost of Tsushima definitely looks gorgeous and will likely be pushing PlayStation 4's hardware to the limit as it would be easy to mistake it for a next-gen title. Besides the beautiful graphics, the developers promised several other appealing sides of the game such as challenging combat which is actually not another copy-paste of the signature system seen in Souls series.
You will be fighting actual human beings instead of fantasy monsters so a slash or two will be enough to fell them but that applies to you as well. Therefore, the players will be encouraged to take the Ghost path in order to weaken enemy camps before attacking them in the open, in order to minimise the risk of being overwhelmed.