Ghostwire: Tokyo was originally scheduled to hit in October 2021; however, like Bethesda’s other PC and PS5 exclusive Deathloop, the game is delayed.
Ghostwire: Tokyo is an upcoming action-adventure horror game from the team at Tango Gameworks. Fans will remember it as the developer behind both of The Evil Within games. Ghostwire: Tokyo was originally set to launch this year as a limited-time exclusive to PC and PS5. However, Tango Gameworks recently revealed that the game would need to be delayed.
Considering that other Bethesda-owned studios have also seen delays in 2020, this isn’t too surprising that Ghostwire: Tokyo’s release date was pushed back too. Deathloop is another PlayStation exclusive game that was delayed a few months due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has caused delays in nearly every industry, so it’s not too surprising that it’s affecting more and more games that were originally planned to release this year.
The new release window for the game is relatively broad. Tango Gameworks is giving fans an early 2022 window for Ghostwire: Tokyo, which usually means sometime in January, February, or March. It could stretch longer, but those seem like the most likely months. That narrowed-down window doesn’t tell much, but it does give fans an idea of when to expect the game.
When Is Ghostwire: Tokyo Coming Out?
So far, there aren’t many titles currently announced with firm dates in early 2022. That means Ghostwire: Tokyo currently has plenty of room to schedule out a specific date next year. The only real roadblocks are Elden Ring on January 21 and Pokemon Legends: Arceus on January 28. Those two massive releases would likely overshadow Ghostwire: Tokyo, but anywhere else on the release calendar is pretty open.
The added time should help give the developers at Tango Gameworks plenty of time to polish everything up. Ghostwire: Tokyo‘s action gameplay is billed as “karate meets magic” by combat director Shinichiro Hara. Getting that to feel right is going to be one of the most important aspects of the game’s success. This is also the first time the studio has really stepped away from survival horror, so taking this extra time should give the studio plenty of chances to tighten up the entire experience.
While delays are never fun, especially for new IPs like Ghostwire: Tokyo, there isn’t a shortage of big games to play in the latter half of 2021. Games like Far Cry 6, Battlefield 2042, and Guardians of the Galaxy will easily fill the AAA space. And for more horror-based titles, players can look to games like Back 4 Blood, The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes, and Dying Light 2 Stay Human.
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