Japanese studio Tango Gameworks has announced that the upcoming PlayStation 5 title, Ghostwire: Tokyo has been delayed into early 2022. This was pretty expected, given the state of the industry right now.
This has been a rumor since Xbox bought Tango Gameworks along with the rest of Bethesda’s studios in March. That acquisition left a lot of games up in limbo until we heard more. The COVID-19 pandemic also likely played a role here. The delays caused across much of the industry were no doubt going to be a problem. Bethesda even canceled their E3 presentation this past year for that reason. so it stands to reason that Ghostwire: Tokyo would also get hit with issues.
The studio is itself also based in Tokyo, which is entering a new phase of lockdowns after the surges caused by new COVID variants caused increased concerns over health. The country is likely to grapple with these for some time, and the studio is making the obvious decision by “protecting the health” of its workers.
In a statement posted to Twitter, the studio said “We want to get the game in your hands as soon as possible so you can experience the unforgettable version of a haunted Tokyo that we’ve been hard at work building. At the same time, we’re also focused on protecting the health of everyone at Tango. Our new release window will give us time to bring the world of Ghostwire to life as we’ve always envisioned it.”
You can see that announcement tweet below.
As of writing, no changes have been announced to the game itself. It’s still slated to be a timed exclusive to the PlayStation 5. Check out the gameplay trailer released for the PS5 exclusive down below.