Ghostwire: Tokyo, from Tango Gameworks–the same studio that brought us The Evil Within–has been delayed for PS5 and PC. It’s now set to release sometime in early 2022.
“We’ve made the decision to delay the launch of Ghostwire: Tokyo to early 2022. 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,” Tango announced in statement on Twitter. 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.”
“Thank you for being patient as we work to bring you an experience unlike anything else we’ve ever made. We can’t wait to show you more in the coming months.”
Tango Gameworks is now owned by Microsoft as part of the company’s acquisition of ZeniMax/Bethesda. However, Ghostwire: Tokyo will still release as a timed-exclusive for PS5 and PC. It will release on Xbox a year after it’s initial launch.
While no game related reason was given, the company did say the health of their team was important. This is likely referring to the pandemic, but could also be mentioning burnout. Ikumi Nakamura was the game’s creative director back in 2019, until she left after felling burnout. She stated her health was more important.
“You can’t make games if you’re not healthy,” Nakamura said. “I started wondering whether there wasn’t a way for me to make games while feeling better. I took the decision to quit before it was too late. I was running away in a way.”