Ghost of Tsushima will be single-player only on Steam Deck due to PSN features

Linux players will be unable to access Ghost of Tsushima’s multiplayer modes

Nixxes has confirmed that Ghost of Tsushima will be playable on Valve’s Steam Deck gaming handheld. The studio has “worked extensively to optimise performance” for the device, and to deliver a strong gaming experience. Even so, Valve has listed the game as “unsupported” on Steam.

Once again, the PlayStation Network is causing problems for PC gamers. On Steam Deck and Linux systems, Ghost of Tsushima will be a single-player only expereinve. Only Windows users will have access to the PlayStation Network and its integrated features. This prevents Linux users from accessing Ghost of Tsushima’s Legends co-op mode. Below is what Nixxes had to say about Steam Deck support on Steam.

Steam Deck support

We know many of you are eager to play Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut on handheld gaming devices like the Steam Deck. We’re happy to share that the single player experience, including the Iki Island expansion, can be enjoyed on Steam Deck and similar handheld gaming PCs as we’ve worked extensively to optimize performance and deliver the best possible experience on these devices.

You may notice that Steam marks the game as ‘Unsupported’ for Steam Deck. This is due to the Legends co-op multiplayer mode requiring Windows to access PlayStation Network integrated features.

The good news for Steam Deck users is that Nixxes’ latest PC port is playable. If you only want to access the game’s single-player component, you will be able to play the game as normal. Sadly, co-op support will be locked away from Steam Deck users. If you want to play Ghost of Tsushima on a PC gaming handheld, you will need to use a Windows-powered device like the ROG Ally, Legion Go, or MSI Claw.

You can join the discussion on Ghost of Tsushima being single-player only on Steam Deck on the OC3D Forums.

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