Official PlayStation Magazine has released a statement on Twitter to say the information in its last two articles, one of which was a cover story, on Ghost of Tsushima were inaccurate because they were both written without input from Sony or Sucker Punch but from a 2018 interview and blog posts.
I would have thought that being the official mag their writers are given special interview access to Sony's first-party studios which would differentiate them from other gaming media. I think this is a response to the May issue saying the game has a June release date which was obviously not going to happen in light of the Last of Us II delay.
I think it’s going to play like an interesting blend of Horizon, with Spider-Man stealth bits. The usual PS-exclusive trio of skill trees to level up...don’t think it’ll play like their previous work at all.
I'm interested in the setting and aesthetic, but if this is going to be a stealth game (and in all likelihood i imagine it will be), then i'm out - i just don't find the mechanic enjoyable ever. But hopefully i will be proven wrong and it will play differently to that genre.