While finishing a game was often a reward by itself, some players take it a step further by “maxing” out a game’s in-game achievements or in Sony games, reaching Platinum. It seems Sony took it a step further for Ghost of Tsushima, as the company has involved real-world rewards into the mix for its employees!

Over on Twitter, multiple Sony first-party employees shared that Sony held an internal competition wherein the first 50 people to Plat Ghost of Tsushima would receive a real-life sword handguard!

“Birdman Drew,” who’s a Game Designer at Guerrilla Games for Horizon Forbidden West tweeted a message out today:

Scotamari (which we’re guessing isn’t his real name), who handles Retail Activations at Sony also got one and he displayed it with his Jin Ghost mask:

Senior Technical Manager Kara Johnson finished 27th, also displayed her sword handguard alongside her Ghost of Tsushima Collector’s Edition items:

It’s understandable why Sony isn’t doing this for the general gaming populace, this is still a cool bit of news.

In other Ghost of Tsushima news, make sure to read our review to see why the game has been a massive success for Sony so far. We also posted a ton of guides to help you and Jin out, which you can check out here.

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